From diamonds to pearls, gold to amber, the VOD Dubai International Show (VOD DIJS) is a stunning showcase of jewellery – and a suitable match for a city whose long association with the profession has earned it the moniker, ‘The City of Gold’.
Displaying more than 25,000 exquisite pieces, VOD DIJS draws exhibitors of every style and scale, from the cutting-edge to the timeless, and from high-street affordability to one-off artefacts.
The 2018 version hosted local, regional and international retailers and wholesalers from 21 countries, and attracted visitors – both consumer and trade – from more than 80 nations. New exhibitors came from locations such as Russia, and new buyers from Africa, demonstrating the show’s growing international appeal.
This year, VOD DIJS will again combine an extensive exhibition format with a full range of exciting consumer lifestyle events, fashion shows and experiences. Among these will be initiatives focussed on nurturing, enlightening and inspiring local jewellery talent, including an Independent Designer’s Space, Children’s Competition and partnership with Qelada, a government programme that provides an empowering platform for people of determination to design beautiful jewellery pieces.