DUBAI, 17 Feb 2022 – In recognition of his exceptional achievements as an entrepre-neur, industry leader and philanthropist, Jawhara Jewellery® founder and CEO Tawhid Mohammad Taher Abdullah Al Mohtadi has been selected as the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Jewellery World Awards (JWA) Dubai.


Jewellery World Awards Dubai names
Tawhid Abdullah as Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

DUBAI, 17 Feb 2022 – In recognition of his exceptional achievements as an entrepre-neur, industry leader and philanthropist, Jawhara Jewellery® founder and CEO Tawhid Mohammad Taher Abdullah Al Mohtadi has been selected as the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Jewellery World Awards (JWA) Dubai.

First recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Jewellery World Awards (JWA) Dubai, Tawhid Mohammad Taher Abdullah Al Mohtadi, founder and CEO of Jawhara Jewellery®

“Whether in overcoming a regional financial crisis or a global pandemic, Tawhid has constantly inspired his peers in the industry with his vision and leadership. It is our great honour to recognise, not only of his achievements in business, but also the many lives he has touched through his work as an industry mentor and his generosity in charitable causes,” said Letitia Chow, Chairperson and Founder of JWA at Informa Markets Jewellery.


After leading a highly lauded financial restructuring programme that paved the way for a new beginning, Tawhid opened the doors of Jawhara Jewellery in 2013. Under his leadership, the company expanded its global footprint as a vertically integrated wholesaler, retailer, importer and manufacturer of gold, diamond and pearl jewellery — one with more than 240 points of sale in key cities in the Middle East. 


In 2020, Tawhid showed the same kind of vigour in overcoming adversity when COVID-19 struck. Aside from successfully launching an expansion plan that grew his company’s presence in various parts of the Middle East, Jawhara was also able to retain the services of all its employees — and even hired new talents at a time when many businesses were downsizing to cut their losses.  


A spirited industry leader who tirelessly shares his voice and insights to mentor a new generation of jewellers, Tawhid is also being recognised for his philanthropic work. This includes his collaborations with the Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre and the Emirates Red Crescent, through which he gives back to underprivileged members of society. 


“As leaders, we are tasked to come up with a vision that will inspire growth, not just for ourselves or our respective businesses, but for the industries we belong to and the communities we serve. I am truly humbled by this recognition and would like to share it to jewellers who continue to contribute to the growth of our sector in this part of the world, by inviting young generation to join this industry.” said Tawhid, who has spent the last 20 years as chairman of the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group — the emirate’s largest trade body for the gold and jewellery industry. 


JWA will officially present Tawhid’s award in the highly anticipated gala dinner, which will be held at JGT Dubai (Jewellery Gem Technology Dubai) on 21 February 2022. JGT Dubai is a joint premium exhibition by Informa Markets Jewellery — the world’s largest B2B jewellery fairs organiser – and Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG). 


JWA Dubai 2022 is supported by Official Partner, DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre); Title Sponsors Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group and Jawhara Jewellery; and Logistics Partner Ferrari Group.


The inaugural edition of Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai), taking place from 22 to 24 February 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), is the industry’s first international in-person B2B event of the year. Jointly organised by Informa Markets Jewellery and the Italian Exhibition Group, JGT Dubai has received wide industry support, including that of official partner, DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre); industry partner, the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group, and trade associations encompassing virtually every aspect of the sector. The three-day fair brings together suppliers from Belgium, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Israel, Turkey, the UAE and other key sourcing destinations under one roof to meet the immediate and future buying needs of retailers, wholesalers and brands. Trade buyer registration has commenced. For more details, visit  

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Informa Markets Jewellery

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets for purposes of trade, innovation and growth. Our global jewellery vertical, Informa Markets Jewellery, offers in-person and web-based sourcing experiences, digital solutions and dedicated B2B platforms that bring international buyers and quality sellers together in the fine jewellery, gemstone, and fashion jewellery and accessories markets. Our resources, industry experience, influence and focus as a partner are enhanced by our global jewellery portfolio that includes the industry’s No. 1 B2B jewellery marketplace – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong; a powerful digital platform – JewelleryNet; a dedicated Jewellery Media team; an education-based programme – Jewellery & Gem Knowledge Community, and one of the industry’s most prestigious awards programmes – the Jewellery World Awards (JWA).

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG)

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the MTA (screen-based stock exchange) organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has built up over the years, through its Rimini and Vicenza venues, a position of domestic leadership in the organisation of trade fairs and conferences, and has developed its foreign activities - also through joint ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, India - which have positioned it among the leading European operators in the sector.

JGT Dubai

Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai), one of the jewellery world’s most powerful marketplaces for product discovery, meaningful connections and inspired thinking, is a joint venture of two of the industry’s leading events groups – Informa Markets Jewellery, organiser of the world’s biggest fine jewellery marketplace – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong – and the Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG), organiser of Vicenzaoro, Italy’s most influential jewellery show and the top European trade fair in the sector. Their unbeatable combination of resources, industry expertise, global reach and local knowledge is further enhanced by the support and capabilities of DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), the show’s official partner. The inaugural edition of JGT Dubai is scheduled on 22 – 24 February 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and coincides with Expo 2020 Dubai – one of the largest global events in the history of the region.


JGT Dubai offers suppliers the opportunity to unlock the full potential of a combined market of 4 billion consumers – all within seven hours of flying time from Dubai. The buying opportunity is especially focused on wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers from the Middle East, India, Russia, Southern Europe and North Africa. 

DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre)

Headquartered in Dubai, DMCC is the world’s most interconnected Free Zone, and the leading trade and enterprise hub for commodities. Whether developing vibrant neighbourhoods with world-class property like Jumeirah Lakes Towers and the much-anticipated Uptown Dubai, or delivering high performance business services, DMCC provides everything its dynamic community needs to live, work and thrive. Made for Trade, DMCC is proud to sustain and grow Dubai’s position as the place to be for global trade today and long into the future.

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (the “Group”; SEHK stock code: 1929) was listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011. The Group’s vision is to become the most trusted jewellery group in the world.


Founded in 1929, the Group’s iconic brand “CHOW TAI FOOK” is widely recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and is renowned for its product design, quality and value. A long standing commitment to innovation and craftsmanship has contributed to the Group’s success, along with that of its iconic retail brand, and has been embodied in its rich 90-year heritage. Underpinning this success are our long-held core values of “Sincerity • Eternity”.  


The Group’s differentiation strategy continues to make inroads into diverse customer segments by catering to a bespoke experience for different lifestyles and personalities, as well as customers’ different life stages. Offering a wide variety of products, services and channels, the Group’s brand portfolio comprises the CHOW TAI FOOK flagship brand, with curated retail experiences including ARTRIUM and JEWELRIA, and other individual brands including HEARTS ON FIRE, ENZO, SOINLOVE and MONOLOGUE.  


The Group’s commitment to sustainable growth is anchored in its customer-centric focus and strategies, which are in place to promote long term innovation in business, in people and in culture. Another asset underpinning sustainable growth is a sophisticated and agile business model. This supports the Group by fostering excellence and extending opportunities along the entire val-ue chain to communities and industry partners across the world. 


With an extensive retail network in Greater China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the United States, and a fast-growing e-commerce business, the Group is implementing effective online-to-offline (“O2O”) strategies to succeed in today’s omni-channel retail environment.  

Jawhara Jewellery® –Jewellers since 1907

Jawhara represents the jewellery culture of the Middle Eastern heritage, designed with unique creativity, and crafted by master artisans with the skill and finesse gleaned from years in the world of jewels. Jawhara began with traditional and modern jewellery designs with unique beauty and quality. More than an Emirati brand, Jawhara reflects the contemporary women’s heart & soul. A creation born out of the skill and dedication of the three Abdullah brothers, Jawhara has spread its wings across the region all over the world.


All the collections are conceived, created, and developed by a team of skilled in-house and international jewellers known for their exceptional craftsmanship and offer unconventional, trendy and stylish jewellery that complements the youth as a leading jewellery wholesaler, retailer, and manufacturer of 18K, 21K, 22K and finest artisanal designs in Diamonds supported by a network of over 240 outlets all over the world.  

Ferrari Group

Ferrari Group is a one-stop service provider that specialises in the worldwide shipping of jewellery and luxury goods; and provides high-end solutions for the logistics management of valuable goods. Its clients include global luxury brands, high-end watchmakers, jewellery manufacturers and distributors, diamond dealers and precious stones producers, to name a few. The Ferrari Group is currently comprised of 102 branches in 68 countries — all of which provide impeccable tailor-made services worldwide, which are anchored on the fundamentals of responsiveness, discretion and utmost security.


Founded in 1959 in Alessandria, Italy, the company started with the first customs broker and freight forwarder office and provided ad-hoc services to the upcoming Gold district of Valenza in Piedmont. Soon after, the company became the first European community air courier. Ferrari Group then immediately specialised in transporting jewellery, precious gems and high value goods internationally, growing rapidly thanks to its global expertise in customs procedures and valuable hands-on experience with different courier services.