Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Qatar, Minister of Interior, HE Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), the annual artisan exhibition of the world’s most luxurious pieces of jewelry, gemstones and timepieces, returns from 25 February 2014 to 2 March 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

This year’s highly anticipated 11th annual Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2014 is organised by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) in partnership with q.media events and for the first time – Fira Barcelona, the 11th Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition covers nearly 20,000 square metres.

Here are the most interesting things we’ve gathered about the DJWE 2014:

  • Get a glimpse of the newest jewellery in the industry – new designs, styles, colours and jewels.
  • Find out what’s the latest trend – From what we saw, there are a lot of animal-themed jewellery.
  • Visit all your favourite local and international brands in one place – instead of having to go. There are 34 exhibitors with more than 500 jewellery and watch brands at DJWE 2014.
  • Have a look at jewellery and brands that don’t currently exist in Qatar or even in the Middle East.
  • As a result of the point above, you can buy a unique jewel or watch that no one else in Qatar has.
  • Buy a diamond – without all the accessory – from Arcadia Diamonds at Al Muftah Jewellery.
  • At AlMajed Jewellery, you can have a look at traditional Qatari jewellery as well as how it’s made from sctratch as three men sit at a booth to display the production of the traditional jewellery. Also at AlMajed Jewellery, you can sit back at their coffee shop while chatting about what you’ve seen at DJWE 2014.
  • Listen to live classical music as walk around DJWE 2014. Every year, DJWE brings in several pianists, violinists and other musicians from around the world to play for the guests at the expo.
  • Two of the most wonderful gifts women like to receive are jewels and flowers. At DJWE 2014, you don’t only see beautiful jewellery but also eye-catching flower arrangements as you walk around the pathways of the expo.
  • Meet people from all over the world whether they are sellers or buyers. Most people, specifically the sellers, at the DJWE 2014 are visiting Qatar for a short period of time, and they are friendly and curious to know about this part of the world.

Note:

  • Photography of the jewellery, watches and other items at the DJWE is not allowed unless you have a media pass.
  • Wear something comfortable on your feet because 20,000 square metres is bigger than it sounds. There’s a lot of walking to do!
  • It’s quite warm in there so don’t wear something thick.

For more information, check out Marhaba’s post The 11th Edition of Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition to Return This Month.