The announcement marks the conclusion of the first business award that specifically honors individuals and companies from the Middle East’s rapidly growing jewelry and gemstone trade.
DUBAI — JWA Dubai 2022, a regional edition of the prestigious Jewellery World Awards, has released the highly anticipated list of Recipients for its inaugural run. The announcement marks the conclusion of the first business award that specifically honors individuals and companies from the Middle East’s rapidly growing jewelry and gemstone trade.
“It is my honor to be part of the successful launch of JWA Dubai — an awards program that recognizes the achievements of the jewelry industry in Middle East and celebrates its status as an important market in the global trade. I am proud to say that our inspiring Recipients are very deserving of the recognition, especially for the great resilience they have shown in the face of the pandemic.” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, and Chairman of Dubai Diamond Exchange, one of the principal judges of JWA Dubai.
Another principal judge, Nirupa Bhatt, Business Coach and Strategic Advisor to the gems and jewelry industry shared, “The awards program effectively recognizes the vision, hard work and impressive understanding of these outstanding businesses and individuals in the region, which is also regarded as the second largest market for gems and jewelry in the world. I look forward to seeing more jewelers, designers and young entrepreneurs participate in the future,”
The five Recipients across four categories are:
1. Lifetime Achievement Award Tawhid Abdullah
2. Brand of the Year – Retail Malabar Gold & Diamonds – UAE
3. Outstanding Enterprise of the Year Devji Aurum – Bahrain Joyalukkas Jewellery LLC – UAE
4. Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below) Chirag Vora, Bafleh Jewellery LLC – UAE
Letitia Chow, Chairperson & founder of JWA at Informa Markets Jewellery remarked, “We are thrilled to have such top-quality entrants and respectable companies as Recipients to mark the launch of JWA Dubai, the Middle East edition of the international JWA award event. We hope that the program can continue to enhance and promote innovation, best business practices and outstanding leadership for the industry in this part of the world.”
Organized by JGT Dubai (Jewellery Gem Technology Dubai), a joint venture by Informa Markets Jewellery (IMJ) – the world’s largest B2B jewelry fairs organizer – and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), JWA Dubai 2022 is supported by Official Partner, DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre); and Title Sponsors Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group and Jawhara Jewellery. The Recipients will be feted in an awards ceremony and gala dinner at JGT Dubai on 21 February 2022, Monday.