Aspiring jewellery designers in the region often travel abroad to gain the skills and expertise needed to work with precious gemstones and start their own jewellery brands. But, with the increasing amount of workshops, competitions and locally-based campuses and studios, the scope for talent is steadily growing more expansive.
The latest seminar for jewellery designers and afficionados delves into the history and value of pearls, and is being offered by Dubai-based diamond studio 55Fifty7 in collaboration with the Gemological Institute of America. If you’re not familiar with the organisation, it’s the one that created the International Diamond Grading System and the process for determining the quality of diamonds, using the 4 Cs — colour, cut, clarity and carat weight.
Original published: 16 March 2017 12:40 pm Read the full Dubai News here
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