The Awards were held for the 12th consecutive year in conjunction with the Jewellery Arabia exhibition taking place from 22 – 26 November 2016 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 recognize 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 260 pieces were nominated for the 2016 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.
This year’s Award ceremony is sponsored by Tamkeen and Art Select.
The winners and details of the 2016 Awards categories are as follows:
Best Bespoke Jewellery – Van Cleef & Arpels
Best Colourful Jewellery – Fabergé
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
Best Arts & Craftsmanship – Montegrappa
Best Diamond Pen Collection – Montblanc
Best Historical Icon – Tibaldi
Best Modern & Contemporary Collection – William Wagner
Best Theme Pen – Visconti