Spectacular Emirati Icons take Centre Stage at the 28thJewellery & Watch Show
12 October (Abu Dhabi, UAE): To commemorate the 50th year of the UAE, talented emerging jewellery designer, Tariq Riaz, will presenta stunningaward-winning collection of designsfrom hisexclusive UAE50 ring collection, celebrating the foundations of the emirates. The collection will be revealed for the first time in the Middle Eastat the upcoming28thedition of the Jewellery and Watch Show (JWS)in Abu Dhabi,which is set to take place fromOctober 26 -30, at Hall 9, stand D15, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The UAE50 collection has recently returned from the UnitedStates, where it was showcased at the Couture and JCK shows, two exclusive industryevents. Inthe past year, Tariq Riaz has won a series of industry awards, including the 2021 Cindy Edelstein Memorial Emerging Designer Award for the UAE50 collection and the JCK Design Awardin the bright & bold category for his Chameleon ring.
The Emirati-inspired ring collectionwas designed and manufactured in the UAE byTariq himself and features the highest quality raw materials, including platinum, gold,rareall-natural pearls, diamonds, and a variety ofcoloured stones. Each gem sits perfectlywithin a pavé setting to maximise its brilliance. Expertly crafted, each element has been perfected using cutting-edge technology to present an artistic vision inspired by the humble roots of the UAEand its promising future.
One of the most prominent pieces in the collection is the ‘Al Jahili’ ring. The award-winningring is inspired by the UAE’s most recognizable building, Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain, which was built upon request from His Excellency Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Zayed the First in the 1890s to protect the oasis and its palm groves. The fort’s iconic four-concentric tiers are represented in the platinum-encrusted ring, with over 400 diamonds and stunning-coloured stones embellished throughout the levels. As a final touch, rose gold detailing captures the unique red sand dunes of the emirate.
Commenting on the collection, Tariq Riaz said, “This collection is a love letter to our adopted home. I wanted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UAE with work that is both spectacular and monumental, taking a new look at some fundamental aspects of our lives in the UAE.”
Other notable pieces include the ‘Khalas’ ring, which is dedicated to the woven patterns of date leaves and the texture of the palm trunk, and the ‘Qasr Al Hosn 1855’ ring, which pays homage to Abu Dhabi’s monumental landmark, the Watch Tower.
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence of the United Arabic Emirates, the prestigious Watch andJewelleryShow (JWS)will feature over140 unique brands from across the globe, showcasing their latest collections and unique designs. JWS is a prominent platform for showcasing stunning jewellery and watches that are not normally found in mainstream retail outlets, adding to the uniquesignificance of the show.
With free registration, visitors attending this years’eventwill discover a remarkable range of exclusive collections, from everyday piecesto rare and exquisite,luxuryitems. The upcoming JWS event will offer jewellery and watch enthusiasts an impressive selection of designs to choose from.
Organised by Reed Exhibitions,this year’s show timings are from 3:00pm-10:00pm daily.
About Tariq Riaz
With a background in robotics and design, Tariq Riaz brings sheer creativity to his designs.He fuses art and technology by capturing movement in precious metals and beautiful stones sourced with integrity into high-end extraordinary jewellery that moves with the body.His bespoke Abrazo™ mechanisms ensure the perfect fit across generations.
Tariq’s extraordinary creativity and use of innovative techniques in jewellery creation offersa real difference to both customers and retailers: jewellery that is expandable, adjustable, stable and comfortable, no matter who is wearing it.
About RX (Reed Exhibitions)
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com
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