Azza Fahmy Jewelry, the Egyptian home related to luxurious, handcrafted jewels launches Wonders of Nature: Reimagined. The fantastically crafted new jewels are clearly in the home type. They’re wealthy in unique and historic cultural references from Egyptian peasant types to the Ottomans, Cleopatra and Arabic calligraphy. They characteristic historic gold-smithing strategies such filigree and hand twisted gold coils, opulent gems and flowing scripts. However there’s delicate shift on this assortment, a reimagining of the model’s spirit.

Head of design, Amina Ghali, daughter of the founder Azza Fahmy, says: ‘Throughout the lockdown creativity flowed, we had time to look extra carefully at Nature and to pause and query the larger that means of life. As we have been separated from our family members, extra of us have been seeking to join in deeper methods. The phrases that got here to thoughts have been love and peace, I do know it’s borderline cliché but it surely was proper for the time. I’ve expressed this temper in Wonders of Nature: Reimagined and designed jewels that join on completely different ranges and convey pleasure to the wearer’.

Calligraphy earrings by Azza Fahmy

Azza Fahmy’s jewels have completely different motifs from Arabic calligraphy within the earrings to Artwork Deco type within the necklace and floral particulars across the ring, however all of them work collectively. Azza Fahmy Jewelry Wonders of Nature: Reimagined

The result’s a re-working of the home motifs with a vivid new eye and a lightness of contact, however by no means skimping on opulent color mixtures and the usage of bigger colour-saturated gems. And certainly a quiet revolution has been going down within the workshops of Cairo. ‘It is a new path for us and a leap ahead,’ explains Amina Ghali ‘We’re working in technically extra refined methods to realize extra layers, higher particulars all with out shedding the handcrafted really feel of each items. We use expertise corresponding to 3D printing to mannequin the jewels and to indicate us simply how far we will go by way of refining and nice tuning every part of our jewels. From the advanced, multi-levelled Beaded Spring necklace to the filigree and stone settings on every ring and earring, each facet is extra refined. We did this by coaching in our workshops and jewelry from a special perspective.’

Cabochon Snake necklace by Azza Fahmy

Massive tourmaline cabochons add opulence to the Cabochon Snake necklace which can also be enhanced with diamonds and rubies on this certainly one of a sort piece. Azza Fahmy Jewelry Wonders of Nature:Reimagined

Whereas the behind the scenes of Azza Fahmy is shifting forward, so too are the designs however at all times inside the home type so it’s no shock that the everlasting snake dominates a part of the gathering. Amina Ghali explains: ‘Snakes preserve coming again to me. They’ve been part of our heritage for hundreds of years, and particularly the final 200 years. The snake was worshipped as a god in Historic Egypt and highly effective ladies from Cleopatra to Queen Victoria along with her snake engagement ring are related to this animal. Snakes are an emblem of rebirth as they shed their pores and skin to disclose a brand new self. I feel that concept is so related now as we begin once more after the turmoil of the previous years.’

The traditional Snake Hoops with glinting sapphire eyes have been shrunk to a daintier, simple to put on measurement however nonetheless exuding the attract of the unique Egyptian peasant jewels on which they’re primarily based. On the opposite finish of the dimensions, a one-of-a-kind Cabochon Snake necklace glows with shiny tourmaline cabochons in imperial tones of mauve, crimson and inexperienced. A snake’s head doubles up as a clasp: gently push the ruby on its head and the snake’s mouth releases the fastening hook. The stones are in Turkish bezel settings that sit low across the stone permitting the total magnificence of every gem to catch the sunshine. The underside of every bezel is linked to the following, creating an invisible and extremely cell hyperlink between each giving the necklace its slinky really feel.

At all times with an eye fixed to how ladies put on jewelry, the Wrap Round Snake ring is sufficiently small to be worn like a signet ring on the newborn finger or stacked. Regardless of its diminutive measurement along with the symbolism of the Snake itself, its head is adorned with an eye fixed to thrust back evil spirits. Consideration to element is all over the place and the ring is crafted utilizing gold wire coiled within the conventional manner.

Drop Shaped Star Earrings by Azza Fahmy

Taking the star form into a brand new design, the Star Drop earrings have pearl drops that dance with each transfer. They’re additionally obtainable in amethyst. Azza Fahmy Jewelry Wonders of Nature: Reimagined

Stars and Crescents are the second overarching theme of Wonders of Nature: Reimagined. Egypt was part of the Ottoman Empire for some 300 years and the star and crescents discovered within the medals awarded to civil servants within the Ottoman Empire encourage these jewels.  The Multi-Appeal earrings dance with the motion of diamond-set stars and crescents suspended from an eye fixed motif with an emerald in every pupil. The Ottoman Star earrings are regal but mild and straightforward to put on because of their open-work body. Filigree particulars and the shine of sapphires, pearls and diamonds add a really female really feel to those earrings impressed by medals. Likewise the Star Drop earrings rework the form of a medal into luxuriously vibrant jewels alive with the motion of uneven briolette drops.

Enchantment Ottoman bangle by Azza Fahmy

Enchantment Ottoman bracelet and Emerald Blossom ring on mannequin. Azza Fahmy Jewelry Wonders of Nature:Reimagined

The Enchantment Ottoman bracelet was designed by Azza Fahmy after seeing an Islamic bracelet within the Museum of Islamic Artwork in Cairo. It options 4 massive emeralds and captures the majesty but femininity of the unique.

A 3rd part gives three handcrafted masterpieces, every laden with symbolism and designed by Azza Fahmy. The Calligraphy Earrings, that are primarily based on Azza Fahmy’s personal Arabic script from her calligraphy lessons, are composed of a gold swirl of letters that spell out the phrases from a love tune by the well-known Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez.

The Beaded Spring necklace gives layers of delicate flowers in gold and silver, every petal wealthy in particulars and texture. This valuable bouquet is suspended from ropes of pearls evoking awe on the splendour of Nature. The Multi-Approach Artwork Deco necklace may be worn in 4 other ways and options South Sea pearls and two gold-capped drop-shaped pearls. The phrase ‘happiness’ in Arabic script is written on the gold clasp on the entrance of the necklace. 

Blossom ring by Azza Fahmy

The Emerald Blossom ring is an instance of how this Cairo-based ornaments even probably the most valuable gems with intricate particulars that blossom across the emerald. Azza Fahmy Jewelry Wonders of Nature: Reimagined

Amina Ghali distils the essence of the charming Wonders of Nature: Reimagined assortment that marries custom with a recent edge: ‘We begin from the concept ladies need practicality and refinement. There’s a notion that hand crafted jewels will probably be heavy and uncomfortable however we now have managed to make jewels which might be mild, and fluid and straightforward to put on all day. That is the best way forward.’


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