AN array of precious gems and jewels will be on display at a prestigious exhibition that will open in Bahrain today.
The 26th edition of Jewellery Arabia will gather more than 600 jewellery manufacturers and designers from 30 countries at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The five-day fair, which will showcase tens of thousands of exquisite pieces, will be inaugurated under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
“Jewellery Arabia 2017 is a vibrant platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest products in the dynamic Middle East market,” said organiser UBM AEM sales and marketing director Fawzi Al Shehabi.
“This well-established exhibition offers consumers and trade visitors alike a once a year opportunity to browse the largest selection of jewellery and watches in the Middle East, stay abreast of trends, discover new designers and source one off pieces in a unique atmosphere.
“With pieces to suit all budgets, there is something for everyone at the show.”
Organisers anticipate more than 49,000 visitors to gather at the 21,000sqm location over the course of five days.
More than 600 local, regional and international exhibitors will be launching new product lines, displaying their latest collections and introducing limited edition pieces exclusively at the largest and most prestigious jewellery exhibition in the Middle East.
National groups from leading jewellery export countries, which include large returning delegations of the finest retailers, designers and manufacturers from Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Thailand will also be present.
Visitors can also attend daily jewellery education seminars led by the world’s foremost authority on gemmology, the Gemmological Institute of America.
The expo, which will be open to the public for free, will be open from 4pm to 10pm from today until Friday, and from noon to 10pm on Saturday.
For details visit www.jewelleryarabia.com.