Middle East Jewellery Of The Year Awards 2016 Declares Winners
Fifteen winners of the Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2016 were announced at a glittering ceremony held under the patronage of His Excellency Zayed bin Rashid Alzayani, Bahrain minister of industry, commerce and tourism at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bahrain in November. The Awards were held for the 12th consecutive year in conjunction with the Jewellery Arabia exhibition that took place from November 22-26 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The ceremony was attended by more than 300 senior representatives from the jewellery and fine writing instrument industries and invited VIPs.
Initially conceived in 2005 by Arabian Watches & Jewellery magazine, the Awards serve to recognise and reward the best brand performers, while highlighting the importance of the Middle East luxury market. The Awards are also a reflection of industry trends and a barometer of industry and public sentiment.
A total of 260 pieces were nominated this year. An independent 16-member committee comprising veteran industry figures, designers and connoisseurs of jewellery and pens judged the Awards apart from the public votes.
The winners and details of the 2016 Awards categories are as follows: Best Bespoke Jewellery, Van Cleef & Arpels; Best Colourful Jewellery, Faberge; Best Diamond-Studded Necklace, Tiffany & Co; Best Eastern Design Jewellery Piece, Buccellati; Best Everyday Jewellery, Suzanne Kalan; Best Fashionable Jewellery, Messika; Best High End Jewellery Collection, Chopard; Best Pearl Jewellery, Yoko London; Best Red Carpet Jewellery set, Chaumet; Best Theme Jewellery, Goldesign.