The Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition [DJWE] is returning for an exciting 19th edition on February 20. Over the course of six days, more than 500 local and international brands will showcase their limited-edition collections and extraordinary pieces, which will be available for immediate purchase. Boghossian, Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Marli, Hublot, Richard Mille, and Mouawad are some of the much-loved houses on the exhibition’s roster.
The event will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar. Besides being the region’s largest business-to-customer show of its kind, DJWE also has a number of highlights for jewelry enthusiasts to look forward to.
These include Damas Jewellery‘s debut showcase and the reveal of its Alif collection, and the first time Louis Vuitton will be presenting its Fantasy necklace set with a 2.56ct monogram flower-cut diamond. As part of a partnership between Valentino and Qatar’s Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, a limited-edition collection of Valentino accessories emblazoned with the ‘Educate A Child’ logo will also be exhibited to raise funds toward the cause.
What’s more, this edition is joined by Phillips, which is the leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st-century art and design, and the world record holder for the most successful watch auctions together with Bacs & Russo. Visitors will also have the opportunity to have their jewelry examined by an internationally certified institute at the IDT Gemological Laboratories as part of DJWE’s collaboration with Al Darwish Jewellery.
Another noteworthy element of this year’s showcase is a purpose-built studio on-site where Vogue Arabia will be conducting a number of interviews with renowned jewelry and watch experts. Audiences from all around the world can tune into these conversations via YouTube to get to know the stories behind their favorite houses that much better.
Visitors will have multiple photo-worthy opportunities as the exhibition introduces a newly transformed entrance area, alongside portrait shoots with Leica. Qatar Duty Free has also lent two of its most loved cafés—Harrod’s Tea Rooms and Venchi—where guests can unwind and enjoy delectable food and beverages.
Entry to the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition is free once registered via Djwe.qa