6 Jewellery Showcases To See At Dubai Design Week 2017

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Nov 12 2017 / 15:38 PM

Beginning tomorrow until Saturday 18 November, this year sees the event returning for its third edition. With jewellery a key feature of Dubai Design Week, Bazaar sums up this year’s sparkling selections

6 Jewellery Showcases To See At Dubai Design Week 2017

1. L’École Van Cleef & Arpels

Running until 25 November and over Dubai Design Week, the Paris-based School of Jewellery Arts has revealed an exciting events program for their Dubai campus. The school’s first visit to the Middle East sees activities ranging from adult classes, children’s workshops, evening conversations and exhibitions.

7-25 November

Hai d3, Dubai Design District 


Try your hand at gouache at Van Cleef & Arpels L’École

2. Specular

Fine jewellery brand Gafla is showcasing pieces from its Baraag collection in a dazzling installation designed by architect Abdalla Almulla. Entitled "Specular", the three-dimensional structure of reflective discs imbibes the mirrored 18-karat gold surfaces and flashes of diamonds of the Baraag jewels.

13-17 November 10am-10pm, 18 November 10am-7pm

Between Buildings 9 & 10, Dubai Design District

Gafla-Jewellery-Baraag-gold-diamond-ringBaraag jewels by Gafla will be displayed at the Specular exhibition

3. The Fronds Of Our Remains

Ruwaya Jewellery teams up with artist Shamsa Al Dhaheri for their palm tree-inspired exhibition. Shamsa and Ruwaya founder Fatima Al Dhaheri have created a pop-up installation made from wood, acrylic plastic and palm tree yarn, where visitors can view Ruwaya’s latest jewellery collection in this atmospheric setting.

14-17 November 10am-10pm, 18 November 10am-7pm

Ground Floor, Building 6, Dubai Design District

Ruwaya-diamond-sapphire-palm-tree-necklaceRose-cut diamond, pink sapphire and gold Palm Tree necklace by Ruwaya Jewellery

4. 20th Century Fine Vintage Jewellery Design

51:55 and AlKhallafi High Jewellery are collaborating on a curated exhibition of fine 20th century jewels by world famous jewellers including JAR, Cartier, Bulgari and Van Cleef & Arpels. The showcase is accompanied by two free jewellery talks on Tuesday 14 November and Thursday 16 November from 8pm-9pm (pre-registration required).

13-18 November, 11am-8pm

AlKhallafi showroom, Office 405, Building 9, Dubai Design District

JAR-ruby-diamond-Crowned-Heart-ringRuby and diamond "Crowned Heart" ring by JAR

5. IGI Kids Events

Free interactive sessions are being held by 55FIFTY7 The Diamond Studio with the International Gemological Institute, providing a great opportunity for kids between the recommended ages of 7 and 15 to learn about jewellery and precious gemstones (pre-registration required).

17 November 3pm-6pm: Gemstones of the World
18 November 3pm-6pm: Mystery of Diamonds

Office 402, Building 8, Dubai Design District

55FIFTY7-IGI-jewellery-classInteractive jewellery sessions for the kids with 55FIFTY7 The Diamond Studio and IGI

6. Fleur's Finds

Choose from a selection of one-of-a-kind jewels by award winning designers across the world, with pieces handpicked by founder Fleur Yennek-Butcher. Contemporary and alternative jewellery aesthetics will be introduced, providing the perfect way to stand out from the crowd.

13-18 November, 11am-10pm
Craft Café, Building 10, Dubai Design District

Fleurs-Finds-Deborah-Meyer-EarringsPink tourmaline, diamond and gold earrings by Deborah Meyers available at Fleur's Finds, Dhs 8,500