There’s no such thing as having too much jewelry, especially when it comes to everyday pieces that are modern and sophisticated. If you’re searching for new designs to add to your collection, don’t look too far—our edit of the region’s best jewelry labels has you covered. Discover our sparkling selection of homegrown Middle Eastern jewelry brands in the slide show.
10 Middle Eastern Jewelry Brands to Add to Your Collection
The O Jewelry www.theojewelry.com The O Jewelry is an Abu Dhabi-based brand by designer Shamsa Al Omaira, which offers rings, bracelets, and necklaces in 18k gold, featuring precious and semi-precious stones, such as sapphires and diamonds.
Roula Dfouni www.rouladfouni.com Lebanese designer Roula Dfouni launched her namesake jewelry label in 2012. Her designs come in geometric shapes and are made from oxidized silver and rough gemstones. “I’ve always been attracted to contemporary designs,” said the designer. “I couldn’t find anything that matched my taste, so I decided to create my own line that reflected my style.” Her latest collection, New Earth, features black oxidized stackable rings set with unpolished gems and lava stones.
Rym Jewelry www.rymjewelry.com Palestinian-Lebanese designer Reem Y.M. specializes in creating contemporary fine jewelry pieces that are ready to be personalized. Her most recent collection for Rym Jewelry, Purely Portmanteau, consists of small tag modules set with diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires. The tags are interchangeable and can be worn in a number of ways; as a pendant on a chain or placed on one of the stackable rings and bracelets.
Shamsa Alabbar www.shamsaalabbar.com Shamsa Alabbar is a Dubai-based fine jewelry designer and founder of her eponymous brand. With an interest in Arabic typography and a background in graphic design, the Emirati designer reworks Arabic calligraphy into geometric shapes and features them in her earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings.
Th’haba Jewelry www.instagram.com/thhaba_jewelry/ Kuwaiti jewelry designer Abrar Alebrahim launched her jewelry line in 2011, which reflects her fascination for colored diamonds. The name of her brand, Th’haba, is derived from the word gold in Arabic, also used to describe a woman that’s "as precious as gold" in Kuwaiti dialect. Her line consists of delicate rings finished in white, yellow, and rose gold, and traced with diamonds. She recently launched a collection of necklaces featuring Arabic digits that can be customized with diamonds and various gold finishes.
Charmaleena charmaleena.com Charmaleena is a Jeddah-based fine jewelry brand that was founded in 2012 by sisters Leena and Hala El Khereiji. The label stands out for its playful and chic aesthetic. Designed from 18k gold and set with diamonds and precious stones, the brand’s signature pieces are versatile and can be worn in different ways.
Danafisi www.instagram.com/danafisi/ Dana Al Nafisi is a Kuwaiti jewelry designer who launched her brand Danafisi in 2007. Her geometric pieces are completed with fine metal finishes and precious stones. Her collections, which are also displayed at Harrods, include men’s accessories, such as cufflinks and prayer beads.
Falamank falamank.com Beirut-based designer Tarfa Itani not only creates modern jewelry designs, but she also collects rare antique jewelry, which she transforms into one-off creations. Her interest in collecting antique pieces inspired her to start her own brand. Her designs carry an oriental tone, as seen in her sought-after handcuffs.
Noudar www.noudar.com Noor Al Fardan’s interest in jewelry design was sparked by her appreciation for watches and the craftsmanship that goes into the art of watchmaking. The Qatari jewelry designer’s ornate and feminine pieces draw inspiration from arabesque motifs and henna patterns.
Gaelle Khouri www.gaellekhouri.com If you’re looking for avant-garde pieces, then Gaelle Khouri is your designer. The Lebanese fine jewelry designer worked at Oscar de la Renta and Elie Saab before launching her namesake brand. Khouri’s debut collection, Garden of Earthly Delights, is divided into two lines; couture and casual. Her couture offering features graphic shapes combined with colored gemstones while the casual pieces include jeweled insects in the form of rings and bracelets.