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‘Jewellery Salon’ Jeddah fosters Saudi talents, new breed of female designers

Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2018

The ninth edition of ‘Jewellery Salon’ was inaugurated at Hilton Hotel where more than 50 international companies are taking part, showcasing the most expensive collection of jewelry in the world.

Prince Faisal Bin Nawaf Bin Abdulaziz inaugurated the 4-day exhibition, in presence of businessmen and businesswomen and mega traders in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.

The world's most famous designers presented their latest innovations in diamonds, gems, precious watches, and antiques.

During the inauguration ceremony, Prince Faisal Bin Nawaf anticipated that the Saudi market would become one of the most attractive international markets for investors, in light of massive agreements signed by the Kingdom with major international companies recently. He pointed out that the coming years will witness an unprecedented economic movement in all sectors, including gold and jewelry sector, with the beginning of achieving the pillars of Vision 2030.

He expressed his pleasure that more than 50 global companies from 11 countries are participating in the exhibition. “We are proud that the annual exhibition held in Jeddah with the participation of major companies showcasing their latest innovations in diamonds and gems. The Saudi market has become focus of attention of the world, and the Kingdom has strengthened its position as a giant economic force under the important agreements signed by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense recently, ' he said.

He stressed that the country is proud of its young people and girls as the real capital and the original essence of all development plans, praising their remarkable role in organizing the Jewellery Salon and the honorable image they gave to exhibitors and participants. He also noted the government support to the sector under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, 'God Save them,' pointing out the importance of giving young people the opportunity and enabling them to carry out their responsibilities to the fullest.

Prince Faisal Bin Nawaf, praised officials of Jewellery Salon, for giving 22 Saudi promising female designers the opportunity to showcase their products during the ninth edition in Jeddah and the seventh edition in Riyadh next week. He stressed that the presence of Saudi girls' creations along with the world's most famous designers will be a big boost; as it is one of the attractive sectors for Saudi women. He called for participating designers to achieve the most benefit from their experience.

He toured the exhibition and listened to the detailed explanation from the chairwoman of organizing committee Haya Al-Sunaidi and team. He praised the distinguished Saudi designs and designers which is shown for the first time during the current edition. He also awarded and honored sponsors of the exhibition.

Haya Al-Sunaidi, confirmed that the participating countries are France, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, USA, India, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Lebanon, as well as Saudi Arabia. They are competing through a group of international companies to present their latest jewelry products, especially the most beautiful and expensive jewelry collections in addition to rare pieces.

Al-Sunaidi confirmed that The Jewellery Salon is considered the most prestigious exhibition in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, and hosts the most prestigious international and local jewelry and watch companies, pointing out the successes achieved over the past eight years which have been a catalyst for continued glamour and great attendance this year. She anticipated that the event would achieve the vision 2030 pillars through strengthening partnerships with countries around the world, empowering Saudi women and boosting their presence in the labor market. The event is the official portal for gold and jewelry traders in the world to enter the Saudi market; one of the most attractive international markets.

Al-Sunaidi noted that the current edition would be also the launch of a new generation of talented female Saudi jewelers, giving 10 new designers in Jeddah outstanding spaces to showcase their creations alongside the most famous designers in the world, as well as the opportunity for 13 female designers at Riyadh exhibition in Al Faisaliah Hotel. 'This step mirrors the social responsibility of the exhibition officials and is in line with the main strategic objectives of the convention by highlighting the local products, enhancing the spirit of citizenship and encouraging Saudi talents,” Al-Sunaidi noted.

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