Tuesday marked the beginning of the Saudi JewelryShow, which is held in Riyadh and features more than one hundred different luxury brands from around the world. Saudi jewelry show sparkles with $53m gem suite.
The event, which runs till December 10 and goes by the name "Be'Jeweled," has attracted collectors, designers, enthusiasts, and industry professionals. It has workshops, panel discussions, a gem laboratory, and immersive activities. The event will run until December 10.
The exhibition was kicked start by Fahd Al-Rasheed, who is also the chief executive officer of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City and the chairman of the Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority, which is the body that is in charge of arranging the event.
Luxury brands from countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, India, Switzerland, France, Turkey, Italy, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Singapore are exhibiting at the show alongside one-of-a-kind collections from Jahan Jewellery of Switzerland and Yoko London of the United Kingdom. Other countries represented include the United States.
The proprietor of BFT Gems, Peter Delisi, collaborated with a designer from Port Royal Jewelry Inc., which is situated in Naples, Florida, to produce a breathtaking Paraiba Tourmalinesuite that was on display at the North Carolina-based businessBFT Gems. The suite is valued at $53 million.
According to what Delisi said to Arab News, "The stones are basically priceless." The necklace is composed of paraiba tourmaline that was mined in Mozambique, which is located in Africa. These particular tourmalines can only be found in two locations across the world. He said:
The set was built in platinumwith 5,000 melees, or really small, diamondsat a total carat weight of around 100 carats, all set in platinum. It has three different looks. It has a drop pendant with a chainas a ring. And the earringsare convertible. So, you can wear the tops and the studs or just the pendants. So, you have three pendants, two earrings, a choker collar, and a ring.- Delisi
He pointed out that the presence of copper and manganese in a paraiba tourmaline gemstone was what gave it its iridescent sheen and distinguished it from other tourmalines. "It will sparkle without any natural light. And it’s a naturally occurring phenomenon,” Delisi remarked.
Amjad Shacker, the interim CEO of SCEGA, described the event as an important platform that brought together under one roof luxury jewelry companies, merchants, and brands in order for them to exchange their knowledge and skills.
The show aims to assist Saudi designers, entrepreneurs, and startup businesses, and it features the work of 15 local jewelers. These jewelers include Rutile Jewellery, Joory Diamonds, Al-Nukhba, and Renad Al-one-piece-made Amoudi's watch, which was inspired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Jewels of Arabia booth is a cooperation between Nuun Jewels, which was established by Princess Nourah Al-Faisal, and Yasmeen Marzouq Jewelry. The Jewels of Arabia exhibit features a collection that was produced by nine local designers.
Each designer has showcased a piece of jewelry that draws inspiration from the Dadan civilization and represents the revival of archeological artifacts from the Arabian Peninsula.