The Young Qatari Designers (YQD) initiative returns to the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) this year, featuring 18 talented designers, expanding the size and scope of the popular initiative.

New participants include H Jewelery, Kaltham’s Pavilion, Camelot Jewellery, Clair De Lune Jewellery, and Letters Passion Arts.

Trifoglio, Ghada Albuainain Jewellery, Nouf Jewellery, Ghand Jewellery, Leila Issam Fine Jewellery, Hairaat Fine Jewellery, Sarah’s & Co, AlGhala Jewellery, Hessa Jewels, Midad Jewelery, and Thameen Jewellery, are returning participants.

According to Ahmed Al Obaidli, Director of Exhibitions at Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), supporting Qatar’s entrepreneurs and talents is one of the main goals of QNTC. DJWE has, in fact, historically been a fruitful platform for young artists. Al Obaidli said they are pleased with the continuous growth of the exhibition and the participation of young Qatari designers.

Newcomers Kaltham Al Majid, a descendant of the veteran Al Majid family jewellers, joins the initiative this year with her brand Kaltham’s Pavilion. Her collection of rings, pendants and bracelets include precious pieces are crafted from sapphire, diamond and other precious gemstones set in 18-karat gold.

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Esma Al Saadi established her brand, Clair De Lune, in 2017.  She will present a collection of fine jewellery inspired by the beauty of nature and consisting mainly of rubies and diamonds during the exhibition.

Hamad Almohammad established his brand H Jewellery in 2012, distinguished by pieces derived from Qatari culture and contemporary architecture, such as a collection inspired by buildings along the Doha Corniche.

The recently-launched Camelot brand was founded by Ebtisam Almuslmani, who considers herself a lover of precious stones. Ebtisam began making jewellery as a hobby and which eventually turned into a profession.

A prestigious exhibition like DJWE provides a great opportunity for me to showcase my collections, which I started out of a personal passion when I designed my own jewellery in Istanbul.

DJWE is an ideal platform for luxury aficionados to learn about the latest releases and collections of famous brands from Qatar and the world, all under one roof.

This year’s 17th edition is the largest ever, with 129 exhibitors from 14 countries displaying products by 500 local and international brands. The event is open to visitors until Saturday, 29 February, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

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