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WGC: Despite Recession, Middle East Gold and Jewelry Sales Remain Strong

27 may 2009

Sales of gold and fine jewelry in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East have remained relatively steady throughout the recent global financial crisis compared to sales in other markets around the world, the World Gold Council (WGC) said recently, Israelidiamond.co.il reported.
The Middle East and North Africa Financial Network reported that the WGC also said the Saudi gold and fine jewelry market is due to make a considerable recovery in the coming months mainly due to upcoming local holidays and the annual wedding season celebrated throughout the desert kingdom.
Abdul Aziz Ashrafi, a WGC official, said during an event opening a fine gold jewelry collection designed for the upcoming wedding season, that strengthening the awareness for gold, both as a commodity for investment, as well as an object of beauty and adornment, was important for the future of the local gold jewelry industry.
Officials in the Saudi gold and fine jewelry industry said that they will make it a priority to train more Saudis in the arts of gold manufacturing and fabrication, once a staple of the Arab world.