During the month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world come together in the acts of fasting, alms giving and prayer. The last ten nights, the Qiyam al Layl, also mark an especially spiritual part of the month, a celebration of sorts in itself. However, with Ramadan also comes preparations for the Eid Festival when women have the perfect excuse to buy beautiful jewellery. This Ramadan, some exceptional, fine jewellery brands have made it easy and fun for women to discover and develop their very own personal jewellery styles.
Yataghan Jewellery is a Dubai based brand, with beautifully crafted jewellery pieces finding their inspiration in Arabian heritage, world architecture and calligraphy. A particularly appealing feature of this brand is the attractive option to layer their pieces, instantly creating a look which is both personal as well as elegant. Yataghan’s calligraphy necklaces speak to the spirit of this Holy Month. From the reversible Allah necklaces to the personalized Harfi and Isme, these jewellery pieces are imbued with modernity yet speak directly to the soul.
Lulwa Fine Jewellery
Lulwa Alwazan’s eponymous brand, Lulwa Fine Jewelry creates contemporary and edgy jewellery pieces. The Kuwaiti jewellery designer’s Plexi Collection is very innovative and dares one to think outside the box. Of particular beauty are the bespoke rings in this collection. Solitaire rings showcasing fine plexi glass adorned with a diamond or coloured gemstones, give jewellery lovers a chance to create a memorable piece of jewellery which bears their own distinctive style. The idea of precious gems set on a plexi glass frame, brings into focus the concept of alternate materials within fine jewellery and makes this collection all the more riveting.
Amira Karaouli Jewellery
Amira Karaouli is a jewellery designer who divides her time between Dubai and Paris, all the while staying rooted in her Tunisian heritage. Therefore, at Amira Karaouli Jewelry, we find fine jewellery pieces that give us a cosmopolitan feel, traversing several cultures and styles. Amira’s malachite and diamond jewellery pieces are a visual treat. The crisply cut pieces of deep green malachite with their well-defined striations are a marvel of lapidary art. Framed by white diamonds, the pieces speak of luxury and effortless style. Necklaces, earrings, bangles and rings, these pieces can be worn together as a set or separately as statement pieces, but they are not to be missed!
Susana Martins Jewellery
Dubai-based designer Susana Martins’ eponymous fine jewellery brand is recognised the world over for seamlessly bridging the link between architectural motifs and fine jewellery design. Born and raised in Portugal but calling the Middle East her home these days, Susana’s jewellery has a style which is both chic and playful. The brand’s standout Eye Collection makes an unforgettable impact in terms of symbolism and style. From necklaces, pendants, earrings, anklets, rings and bracelets, this collection takes the age old “evil-eye” motif and gives it a contemporary and very trendy look.
Savolina Fine Jewellery
Susana Martins is also the CEO of Savolinna Fine Jewellery, another Dubai- based jewellery brand. At Savolinna Jewelry, layering is an important unifying factor, allowing jewellery lovers to tell their own story, creatively and imaginatively. Savolinna’s Color Therapy Collection checks all the boxes, as far as chic and stylish jewellery goes. Paired with their A2Z Collection, the overall look comes off as young but very sophisticated. Bravo!!
Dina Maghawri Jewellery
The fine jewellery pieces at Cairo-based Dina Maghrawi Jewellery are a delight of colours, textures and shapes. However, it is their Stardust Collection, celestial and bright which really speaks to the overall spirit of this month. The pendant, earrings and ring have been crafted in yellow gold with a central star motif while the addition of diamond accents adds a refreshing bling factor. Each piece can be worn either singly or together, but they are all very eye catching as well as uplifting in their appeal.
So whether you want to treat yourself to some meaningful, finely crafted jewellery during the Holy Month, or you want to get a very distinctive look ready, just in time for Eid, jewellery pieces from these Middle East and North Africa based designers are bound to leave a lasting impression.