University Of The Arts London
Zeemou was inspired by his mother to become a jewellery designer. “My mother is a gentle and beautiful woman. I was nine years old when she suffered a terrible accident in a fire that left her with scars all over her body. It was a miracle she survived. Then, she suffered from breast cancer. The way she fought changed my perspective on women – showing me how powerful and strong a woman can be,” he says. Zeemou’s debut collection Venus was an ode to women. This year he followed up with Melody, a “clever design solution”. Clearly, it draws upon his background in interior and architecture design, with each piece incorporating a novel movement mechanism. “The name Melody echoes the symmetrical and parallel shapes made by the lines of pearls; besides, each piece is playable and creates a sound or ‘tune’ as the pearls slide within the piece,” he explains. The core Melody collection in 18-karat yellow gold is accented in Akoya and Tahitian pearls and is also rendered using emerald, garnet, green agate, red agate, turquoise and amethyst beads.
Melody pendant, ring and earrings in 18-karat gold.