A round up of the most de­lec­ta­ble Mid­dle Eastern jew­ellery

Emirates Bride - - CONTENTS - Words: Aish­warya Tyagi

These fe­male jewellers from the re­gion have built a cult-like fol­low­ing by chan­nelling their rich her­itage to put an avant garde spin on bridal ac­ces­sories. They tell their story through their hand-sculpted de­signs, ex­cit­ing pro­por­tions and rare pre­cious stones. These de­sign­ers of­fer fam­ily heir­looms in the mak­ing…

Azza Fahmy

For years, Azza Fahmy has been able to give her global cus­tomer base a glimpse of Egyp­tian cul­ture through her de­signs. With over 50 years be­hind her in the in­dus­try, the de­signs con­tinue to blaze trails and push the bound­aries of crafts­man­ship. Each piece of jew­ellery is hand­made in the ate­lier, fus­ing an­cient tech­niques in jew­els which are as much about cul­tural sto­ry­telling as they are about em­bel­lish­ments. Ear­lier this year, Azza Fahmy launched their 14-piece Gypsy cap­sule col­lec­tion that brought back her sig­na­ture state­ment cuffs, neck­laces with el­e­gant ear­rings and rings that ex­plored the fear­less gypsy cul­ture of North Africa.

Fatima Al Khoory

The Emi­rati jew­ellery de­signer Fatima, who also is a part of the pres­ti­gious Emi­rati De­signer Gallery at the Jew­ellery and Watch Show 2018 is a mas­ter bridal artist. Di­a­monds play a ma­jor role in her de­signs. You can spot the con­junc­tion of ul­tra-mod­ern tech­nol­ogy with the con­sciously old-fash­ioned set­ting of emer­alds and other coloured stones that make for a strik­ing com­bi­na­tion. Fatima’s jew­ellery story is con­ven­tional, but still whim­si­cal with quin­tes­sen­tial Arab de­signs.

Wazna Jew­ellery

State­ment bracelets and ear­rings are still hav­ing a mo­ment and Wazna has stayed ahead of the game by cre­at­ing adorn­ments that can be well-worn be­yond the bride’s big day. Sleek, mod­ern yet deca­dent, her jew­ellery de­signs are born out of her per­sonal motto of em­pow­er­ing the wearer to break the rules of ac­ces­soris­ing. Wazna is known for her ex­quis­ite col­lec­tion of Emi­rati-in­spired ban­gles, pen­dants, rings, and ear­rings, decked with di­a­monds, gold and other pre­cious met­als. Wazna is also part of the Emi­rati De­signer Gallery at the Jew­ellery and Watch Show 2018 that cel­e­brates the work of lo­cal tal­ent in the year of Zayed in Abu Dhabi.

Mukhi Sis­ters

The three sis­ters with In­dian-Le­banese her­itage have a unique take and per­spec­tive to­wards jew­ellery de­sign. Their love for pre­cious gems and an im­mac­u­late eye for de­sign is ev­i­dent in their vivid cre­ations fea­tur­ing a de­li­cious mix of pre­cious and semi-pre­cious stones in min­i­mal­ist set­tings. From fine clas­sic de­signs decked with di­a­monds, ru­bies, sap­phire and emer­alds to haute num­bers crafted us­ing the old hand crafts­man­ship jew­ellery tech­niques in gold and di­a­mond – Mukhi Sis­ters boast a piece to suit ev­ery per­son­al­ity type.

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