A piece of fine jewellery never goes out of style and these Emirati jewellery brands know exactly what it takes to create timeless pieces.
By infusing hints and elements reminiscent of their heritage, several Emirati designers pay homage to the UAE and are proud to create pieces that champion this notion.
For your next heirloom purchase, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the Emirati jewellery brands to support now and forever.
Sana Al Maktoum Fine Jewellery
Founded by our April 2020, ‘The Gratitude Issue’ cover star Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum, this jewellery brand was born to celebrate memorable milestones. Designed to empower women, each Sana Al Maktoum Fine Jewellery piece is a symbol of elegance and identity. With ethical principles at its helm, Sheikha Sana previously told Emirates Woman in an interview, “As a modern brand, I wanted to ensure that certain values rang true in my jewellery so I focused not only on the design but also on the source of my jewels, ensuring all the jewels I use are conflict-free by utilising only Kimberly Process-Certified jewellery in my pieces.”
For more information visit sanaalmaktoum.com
With a young creative spirit, Hessa AlShafar launched the brand paying tribute to her own city of Dubai, where she took the majority of her inspiration from. Be it calligraphic coin pendants or marquise solitaires, every piece has infused an element of Emirati heritage. By making a bold footprint in the contemporary space, this luxe jewellery brand showcased the art of modern layering with a traditional flair. For those who dare to look different, they can choose from bold ear cuffs, geometric rings and even spider earrings.
For more information visit savolinna.com
Founded by the renowned jewellery expert Aisha Baker, her namesake brand is known for its eclectic pieces that take inspiration from pop art culture. Designed for the modern woman, each piece has a playful element with timeless pieces to wear from day to night. Each collection is created with a plethora of stones including sapphires, quartz and more. From bracelets to rings, each piece showcases the distinctiveness of the brand.
For more information visit shop.aishabaker.com
This contemporary jewellery brand is known for its elevated day-to-night staples. Founded by Hamad bin Shaiban and Abdulla Beljafla, these timeless designs echo age-old techniques that combine the past with the future. By bringing traditional motifs, nostalgic elements and other historical features, the brand is known for producing a limited set of pieces per collection to keep it exclusive and premium.
For more information visit gaflajewellery.com
Founded by Her Highness Sheikha Mariam bint Khalifa bin Saif Al Nahyan, this homegrown brand pays homage to the UAE’s rich history. As symbols of self-expression, each collection tells a story and is brought alive when all the pieces come together. “At the core of MKS Jewellery is storytelling, sentiment, humanity and craftsmanship,” she has previously told Emirates Woman in an interview. Known for her collaboration with several talented artists, each one is more innovative than the other while highlighting the artist’s signature in a new light.
For more information visit mksjewellery.com
The O Jewelry
With jewellery that turns into art pieces, the brand is created using 18k gold, diamonds, and precious and semi-precious stones. With contemporary yet timeless aesthetics, the designs provoke sentiments making it an item to cherish for life. With a bespoke atelier, the true essence of fine jewellery takes customers through the entire journey from concept to creation with ethical artistry that continues to reign supreme. From diamond lockets to pearl rings, the options are endless for everyday wear or occasion-based gifting.
For more information visit theojewelry.com
Shamsa Alabbar Fine Jewelry
This experimental jewellery line is designed using Arabic typography with artistic elements for that added flair. With edgy geometric pieces, each collection is designed to bring the heritage of a thousand years to the forefront with unbeatable elegance. After quickly gaining popularity in the UAE, the brand has gained traction internationally as each collection is made with immaculate attention to detail.
For more information visit shamsaalabbar.com
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