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Christie's Dubai Draws Gulf Collectors Into Its “Garden Of Wonders”

Christie's Dubai has converted itself into a beautiful garden for its current jewelry-selling exhibition, "Garden of Wonders," which ends on February 3rd. The jewels on display are valued anywhere from $10,000 to an astounding $4.5 million.

The exhibition provides an opportunity for visitors to delve into an exotic garden full of jewels inspired by nature thanks to a partnership with A2Z, an art advice service established by Abdulrahman H. Al-Zayani for private clientele in the Gulf who seek to develop their jewelry collections.

Harry Winston's spectacular bracelet with 99 emerald-cut diamonds totaling 141.00 carats and an 11.32 carat center stone is the centerpiece of the show. This 1975 creation is a part of a Middle Eastern private collection.

Christie's, the world’s leading auction house since 1766, is able to guarantee quality and selectivity in the items they present because to their partnership with the art advisors. Along with a sizable collection of significant natural saltwater pearl pieces, including pearls from the Gulf area, the exhibit includes a well-chosen selection of items created from precious gemstones such as diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies.

Al-Zayani, who established A2Z advisory in 2018, discussed with Arab News the designers and jewelers to look out for during the event. “We have bigger, older names such as Harry Winston, Cartier and Van Cleef. And then from the newer names, we tried to collect or curate from all over the world. This time we’re starting from India with jewelers like VAK, for example. Vishal (Kothari) is a very young, dynamic guy based out of Mumbai, and he works very nicely with cutting stones. His prices are not steep yet. He just recently showcased his work at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. So, he’s fun.” Al-Zayani also mentioned up-and-coming talents like London-based jeweler Noor Fares, Brazilian designer Fernando Jorge, and Greek designer Nikos Koulis on the list.

Al-Zayani also cited the opening of Christie's Dubai as a driving force behind the Middle East's expanding interest in jewelry collections. “I think Christie’s has definitely added a lot by creating this space in Dubai International Financial Center. They’ve spent beautifully on it, and it’s next to the nicest restaurants.” He believes the ambience is lovely, but most importantly, completely secure. There is no chance someone will be approached while strolling down the street wearing a $10 million ring.

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