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Monday, 24 February 2014

FASHION: Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition 2014

Opens on:
24 Feb (Media Trade Professionals and VIP)
25 Feb - 2 Mar (Public)

Opening Hours:
25-28 Feb from noon to 10 pm
1 Mar from 4 pm to 10 pm
2-3 Mar from noon to 10 pm

Entrance Fee:
00.00 QAR

Qatar National Convention Center
Doha, Qatar

When we think of cheap Golds and Jewelries, we think Middle East right away. Why? Middle East countries are tax free countries. But it is actually just one of the reasons. Apparently, gold price is the same worldwide, but the reason why that much of jewelries here are so cheap, is the lower labor costs, To produce jewelries in India, Pakistan and China is much much lower than in Europe and USA. The salary of sales persons are extremely cheaper than I the west.

But of course, if you want to buy “extremely” cheap jewelries, buy them in a regular jewelry shops. Make sure that you ask for diamond certificate, since I know some colleagues who bought jewelries with diamond as their wedding rings, unfortunately, the shop refused to give diamond certificate. “Mababang klase lang nman yung diamond sa singsing, kaya hindi na kami magpoprovide ng cert.” nope, that’s not right. As long as the diamond is in your jewelry, certificate should be provided by the jeweler.

Kaya nman this year, Qatar organized and event called “Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition 2014” 

The Doha Jewelry and Watches Exhibition is an unprecedented artisan exhibition of the world’s most luxurious jewelry and watches.  Held annually in Qatar it attracts world renown jewelers, watch makers and exhibitors and jewelry enthusiasts. The aims of the exhibition are to demonstrate the latest trends in the industry today; showcase the most magnificent gemstones and sophisticated timepieces in the world; portray the dynamism of Qatar and its strong and progressive economy; and ultimately to encourage foreign investors to Qatar.

The 10th Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition will cover nearly 15,000 square metres and is expecting to welcome up to 50,000 visitors, as 26 exhibitors with more than 500 jewellery and watch brands have already signed up for the high-profile event.

This reflects an increase of 15% more than last year’s participation, when the exhibition attracted more than 30,000 visitors including those from neighbouring countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the UAE.

This year and in addition to the regular local and regional exhibitors, some of the world’s most famous international brands joined like Christie’s from London and Matis Jewellery, who are aiming to establish a foothold in the jewellery industry in Qatar. Qatar Tourism Authority, q.Media events and Fira de Barcelona, an agency specialising in the conduct of expos of this magnitude, are coming together for the first time for the exhibition. (