The Dubai International Jewellery Week that will feature some of the top jewelers from all over the world shall begin from November 4, 2009. The three day event is being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the exhibition will consist of three distinct shows – Areeq Dubai, Jewellery Collections Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai.
Areeq Dubai will feature some of the most prestigious watch and jewellery makers from around the world showcasing their most unique designs and pieces. The Jewellery Collections Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai is the one and only business to business and jewellery retail event in the Middle East to introduce and promote new designs and obtain valuable customer input.
This year it is offering students to showcase their own designs in a unique competition aimed at discovering new and promising talent. The competition is an initiative by H.H. Shaikha Fatima Al Qassimi. The competition is being held to offer budding designers a chance to exhibit their designs amongst top jewelers. The winner will get the chance to have their design manufactured by one of the top jewelers in the world.
Students interested in participating have to send in their submissions by October 1st 2009.There are 2 themed categories, i.e., Arabian Influenced Jewellery and, Modern Fashion Jewellery. 10 finalists will be shortlisted in October. The finalists will be announced on 7th November during the show. There will be 1 winner and 2 runners-up for each themed category. This once in a lifetime opportunity is not one to be missed by students interested in jewellery design.
Posted by Jeraz Pastakia