Jewelry & Watches

Chopard’s Happy Hearts Honor Women with a Big Heart

In a collection that has become a true reflection of the house’s creative values entitled “Happy Hearts”, Chopard brings together love and happiness. So, it’s only natural for these playful jewelry pieces to pay tribute to every woman with a Big Heart and celebrate her through a one-of-a-kind campaign.

Middle Eastern women are at the heart of the all-new Happy Hearts campaign, and that’s why Chopard chose 10 beautiful and talented women who consider Happy Hearts  an anchor of love and luck in their journey and milestones. Taking us down a road filled with passion, success and ambition, this campaign highlights the special way in which the region’s most affluent women represent the true joyful spirit of this collection. Guided by their heart, their unique stories will inspire each and every one of us.

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Bedour Al Raqbani is filled with a love for people with special needs. Growing up with a sister with autism, this strong Emirati woman always volunteered to help children with special needs at her sister’s school. Also blessed with a deaf daughter, she has founded “Kalimati Communication & Rehabilitation Center” to reach out to other families.

 

 

As a mother of three and an Emirati entrepreneur, Basma Al Fahim proves that a woman can excel both at home and at work. She is the founder of Eventra Events, Happy Egg and food pop-up concept The Crab Shed, as well as the co-founder of The Dollhouse and Fairytales – which began operations with only three employees, and today employs more than 100 people.

 

Amina Taher is Etihad Aviation Group’s Vice President Corporate Affairs. She is responsible for setting the group’s global communications strategy, managing its brand, providing counsel and overseeing the group’s engagement with a number of its stakeholders. Despite her bumpy journey, this Emirati woman was driven by her passion to excel in her field.

 

Being a mother, wife and interior designer didn’t stop Haya Sawan from inspiring Saudi women through her social media account filled with daily motivational posts. And in her boot camp in Jeddah, she expresses her love for fitness and spreads awareness about health among the women she coaches.

 

As a daughter to eccentric dressing parents in Saudi Arabia, designer Nasiba Hafiz was never afraid to experiment, think outside the box and express her heart’s passion through her designs making her a pillar in Saudi Arabia’s fashion scene.

 

Inspired by her favorite character from Russian literature Liudmila Rutilova, Kuwaiti Najeeba Hayat decided to quit her career in political science and follow her dream as she founded her own shoe brand, Liudmila.

 

Sharing a passion for fashion design, Nafsika and Stephanie Skourti are behind the edgy creations of the brand Nafsika Skourti. The two Jordanian sisters built their cool and modern brand to highlight their love for great style, as well as their special sisterhood bond.

 

Known for her ability to turn typical shoes into perfect works of art, Kuwaiti shoe designer and entrepreneur Farah Sultan took her expertise in shoemaking to new heights by founding her brand Arnaa.

 

Always dreaming big and working with an even bigger heart, Jordanian leading brand consultant Shirene Rifai met huge success thanks to her self-confidence and hard work. And after working with top names in fashion and jewelry, she decided to move on and face greater challenges – which made her an amazing source of inspiration for women.

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And the Pinky Ring Saga Continues…

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Like the little black dress and diamond jewelry, it seems that the pinky ring trend is here to stay and to be honest, we can’t find the right words to express our gratitude! While some people might call it a trend, we can easily allow ourselves to call it a saga because let’s face it, it keeps getting better and more exciting.

Actually, what makes this story a never-ending one is the fact that jewelry brands and houses never cease to amaze us with their novelties – proving that their sense of creativity is more alive than ever. From fine finger sparklers to thicker styles and ones with a center stone that steals the light when worn on your tiny finger, this ring is a true reflection of your level of audacity. While some women prefer to keep things simple by opting for a thin band adorned with a small motif, others find in this trend a way to express their bold style and pick rings that catch the attention of whoever sees them.

From CHANEL to David Yurman, Pomellato, Chopard, Dior, Bvlgari, Chaumet and many others, you can always find something to adorn your pinky with. Even if the ring is not one that was especially created for that, finding a solution for everything is what you do best – as long as you succeed at choosing the right style.

Have we got you excited to discover some rings that would look stunning on your pinky? Below are our picks!

For additional pinky ring styles, check out our feature “The Pinky Ring Trend”.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Alma Jodorowsky, CHANEL’s New Camélia Star

For CHANEL, the Camélia is not just a flower. With time, it has grown to become an emblem of elegance and a part of the person who wears it. So, what if the camellia we’re talking about is a jewelry piece? Well, needless to say, it calls for a unique woman who stands out by her bold spirit and this woman is Alma Jodorowsky.

This year, the French actress, model and singer reveals her true character and audacity in a series of mini videos, wearing the new pieces of CHANEL’s Camélia collection, Pétales de Camélia. Looking bolder than ever, she teaches us that this flower is as bold as the woman who wears it is.  CHANEL’s Camélia is not a flower, but a mysterious treasure that keeps amazing us day after day, whether through fine or high jewelry pieces.

As the Camélia is also the star of CHANEL’s high jewelry collection for this season entitled “1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures”, get ready to know more about these exquisite pieces.

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Jewelry to Travel with

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When travelling, you try really hard to narrow down the list of must-pack items. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t include some jewelry pieces to your checklist because for women, an outfit is never complete without a set that includes a pair of earrings, a bracelet, a ring or two and a necklace. Don’t you agree?

First of all, you should ensure that the pieces you choose go with literally every outfit you’re packing. In fact, we are all aware that it’s not practical to pack your entire jewelry box with you so opting for the most versatile pieces a woman could choose is your best choice – and it’s not all about the color, as the style of the pieces should be perfectly in line with your looks.

Second, you should take into consideration that the jewelry you choose goes well with your watch, because travelling light won’t allow you to pack many watches with you either. With this in mind, make sure your timepiece is made of the same metal as the pieces that are travelling with you, and if you are picky, choose one set with the same gemstones as your jewelry.

Last but not least, make sure to pack the jewelry in a box that is ideal for travel.

To help you achieve this task successfully, we have made a list of some versatile jewelry sets, check them out below!

And if you feel like treating yourself to a new watch, check our list of Must-Have Watch Styles and choose your favorite.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Gucci Unveils New Jewelry and Watches for 2019

With the beginning of every year, the young fashionistas start wondering what Gucci has in store for them, and we’re not talking about fashion or accessories, but about jewelry and watches. To be honest, our youthful soul never gets enough of this brand’s bold take on the latest trends, and the collection of jewelry and timepieces that it unveils every year proves us right every time!

For the new G Cube silver jewelry line, Gucci introduces genderless designs that stand out through the intricate arabesque pattern engraved on the surface of the cube-shaped G logo. The novelties include two necklaces, two rings of different widths, an open-cuff bangle and a pair of cufflinks crafted from hand-polished sterling silver with aged finishing.

In fine jewelry, the GG Running collection offers a new interpretation of the distinctive double G through clean lines, miniature stud work and luxurious materials – welcoming six pieces in three different color variations: 18-carat yellow gold, 18-carat yellow gold with diamonds or 18-carat white gold with diamonds. Also in the fine jewelry category, Le Marché des Merveilles provides pieces that easily take you from day to night. This line redefines the House’s motifs in a contemporary and romantic style, and this year, the honeybee stars in a pair of earrings and a matching pendant made of 18-carat yellow and white gold paved with white diamonds.

Finally, the watches! For this year, Gucci presents the new G-Timeless Automatic watches in pastel shades, supplied with a mother-of-pearl dial shining through a 38mm-diameter case. The G-Timeless Automatic watch collection also welcomes a new 40mm timepiece that come in a variety of colors and includes a small second hand and a guilloché dial. However, for those with a bolder style, the Gucci Vintage Web watch line witnesses the addition of two new colorful and playful designs.

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CHANEL Uncovers “1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures” High Jewelry Collection

The Camélia is undoubtedly one of CHANEL’s icons. This emblematic flower has captivated Mademoiselle Chanel with its simplicity. With no fragrance and no thorns, it attracted her with its almost geometric roundness and the perfect order of its petals. Her love for opposites came alive when she used to wear a white camellia as a jewel on a little black dress or sweater. In tribute to this cherished icon, this season, the House unveils a new opulent interpretation of this natural marvel, entitled “1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures”.

This high jewelry collection gives each woman the freedom to wear 22 pieces out of 50 in a multitude of ways – staying true to what Gabrielle Chanel once said: “My (jewels) are flexible and detachable […] You can take apart the jewelry and use it to match a hat or fur. In this way, the set of jewelry is no longer an immutable object. Life transforms it and bends it to its needs.”

Diamonds come together with pink sapphires, rubies, white gold, pink gold and pearls to become a true expression of personality and highlight CHANEL’s expertise, creativity and strength in transforming an icon into an exquisite piece to be passed down from a generation to another and cherished forever.

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High Jewelry Takes a Scintillating Turn with Chopard’s Magical Setting

This year is definitely not an ordinary one. In fact, during the past week, the world has witnessed a one-of-a-kind sparkle that filled us with joy. Yes, the house of Chopard – or the Artisan of Emotions, as it deserves to be called – lit up the Haute Joaillerie world with a new collection entitled “Magical Setting”. Think majestic rings, pendants and earrings radiating thanks to the innovative secret setting that makes the diamonds and colorful precious stones shine like there’s no tomorrow.

Using the classic floral cluster, Caroline Scheufele – co-president and artistic director of Chopard – unleashes stones’ emotional power and unlocks their intense light and lustre. In this dramatic light show, the high jewelry pieces shine through a complete diamond setting or a blend of diamonds and blue sapphires from Sri Lanka, rubies from Mozambique/Madagascar or emeralds from Colombia/Zambia. The classic design is given a bold modern makeover, as each cluster is centred on a significant single stone and encircled throughout with other unusually large stones.

This innovative setting technique is developed by Chopard’s master artisans and finds its inspiration in Caroline Scheufele’s dream of intensifying the light of a gemstone, while giving the jewel more presence and personality. Barely-there claws hold the centre stone in place, while the surrounding ones are magically set, showing no metal from the top or the front of the jewel and making this collection more charming than ever!

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