Qatari jewellers have benefited tremendously from their country's solid jewellery-making reputation, which celebrates tradition and a dynamic pursuit of perfection.
Over the years, Qatar has successfully carved out a niche in the jewellery scene by continuously shining the spotlight on its heritage while embracing contemporary tenets of design.
Alongside jewellers' inherent artistic prowess is the abundance of cross-channel financial and advisory support from other institutions aimed at placing Qatar at the helm of global jewellery production.
Jewels of Qatar
Jewellers draw inspiration from their vibrant Arabic culture interspersed with eclectic Islamic influences and modern styles – forming a design fingerprint that is timeless, immersive and authentic.
Nature likewise plays a significant role in their creative process, with design elements namely the sun, sea and sand dunes figuring extensively in curated collections.
Qatari jewellers are known to generate trends in the trade, relentlessly blazing trails all over the world. Sophisticated yet versatile, their creations can be conveniently worn on any occasion.
Completing the pieces' story arc and further injecting exceptionality into made-in-Qatar jewellery are fine raw materials including pure gold, diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls.
Qatar's luxury jewellery brands now enjoy a thriving international presence, thanks to a younger breed of jewellers who have quickly established themselves beyond Qatar, particularly in Europe, Asia and the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC region.
Against this backdrop, Qatar's jewellery industry continues to attract a new generation of designers and artists who are keen on preserving and honouring their national heritage through jewellery making.
In turn, these up-and-coming talents are given access to multifaceted programmes aimed at developing formidable, worldwide brands.
They can avail themselves of financial and business advisory services provided by various national entities such as the Qatar Development Bank. This is on top of skills development initiatives offered by local universities and training centres.
The bank said its mission to champion small and medium-sized enterprises in Qatar encompasses prospective and existing jewellery businesses that can benefit from specialised services such as business conceptualisation and planning, and project implementation.
On a more comprehensive scale, the Qatar Development Bank helps local jewellers tap foreign markets and attract potential investors by supporting their participation in international exhibitions and encouraging them to forge partnerships that will open new markets and help transform their business into competitive, global brands.