Manama, Bahrain: Fifteen winners of the Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2015 were announced in a glittering ceremony held under the patronage of His Excellency Zayed bin Rashid Alzayani, Bahrain Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay on Monday 23 November 2015.
The Awards were held for the 11th consecutive year in conjunction with the Jewellery Arabia exhibition taking place from 24 – 28 November 2015 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 to establish industry standards in the Middle East, the Awards serve to recognise and reward the best brand performers, whilst 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 382 pieces were nominated for the 2015 Awards. Winning Awards were judged by an independent 16 member committee comprising of veteran industry figures, designers and connoisseurs of jewellery and pens and public votes.
The winners and details of the 2015 Awards categories are as follows:
Best High-End Jewellery Collection:
BVLGARI Giardini Italiani Collection – The Spring Encounter Necklace
Best Diamond Studded Necklace:
Van Cleef & Arpels – Pivoine Mysterieuse Necklace
Best Colourful Jewellery Set:
Chopard – Temptations Necklace
Best Fashionable Jewellery:
Versace Fine Jewellery – Virya Black Onyx Set
Best Eastern Design Jewellery:
Al Zain Jewellery – Maharajah Collection
Best Iconic Jewellery Collection:
Palmiero Jewellery Design – Wave Ring
Best Theme Jewellery:
Buccellati – Tiziano Necklace
Best Red Carpet Jewellery Set:
Tiffany & Co. – Necklace and Bracelet from Tiffany Masterpieces 2015
Best Pearl Jewellery Piece:
MOUAWAD – Lunar Pearl
Best Everyday Jewellery:
BVLGARI – Diva Collection
Best Diamond Pen Collection:
Montblanc – Monte Celio
Best Modern & Contemporary Pen Collection:
Visconti S.r.l. – Pininfarina Fountain Pen
Best Theme Pen:
Montblanc – Luciano Pavarotti
Best Arts & Craftsmanship Pen Collection:
Montegrappa – Erepouni Pen
Best Historical Icon Pen Collection:
Montegrappa – Khalil Gibran
The Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2015 was held under the sponsorship of Qatar Airways, Majestic Rent A Car, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Etisalcom Bahrain, Royal Ambassador Property & Facility Management Company and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.