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Meet Five Regional Jewelry Designers Making Waves in the Industry

With the power to change both your mood and your outfit, jewelry is one of the most uplifting accessories you can own. We all know curation is entirely personal but it’s so much easier to be inspired by pieces that are unique both in design and their ability to be stacked, mixed and matched with your existing collections.

Presenting designs that nod to architecture, the environment and contemporary fashion, the following designers manage to combine creativity with a timeless aesthetic to deliver utterly desirable collections…

Alia Bin Omair

Born and raised in Dubai, multi-media creative Alia Bin Omair launched her namesake label in 2016, mining the country’s heritage to create a distinctive ‘art jewelry’ signature. A standout collection features earrings, pendant chokers and rings in 18ct yellow gold, artfully crafted to replicate the fibrous texture of the UAE’s palm tree leaves.

Amaya Jones

With an Instagram filled with images of Costa Rica sunsets, dinners in Rome and beautifully shot self-portraits – impeccably styled with her tourmaline quartz rings and 14ct gold pendants, of course – you’d be forgiven for falling for Amaya Jones in one swift swipe. All jewelry is handmade in Los Angeles and there’s more than a hint of the city’s boho, carefree spirit in her ultra-covetable collections.


The O Jewelry

Shamsa Al Omaira’s artistic inspiration comes from childhood memories and philosophical theories; her ideas are expressed through a variety of media, from painting and photography to printmaking and mixed media installation. As a result, her designs are timeless and conceptually strong, provoking nostalgic sentiment through her use of gold, diamonds and sapphires. For her latest collection, titled ‘The Portrait of the Century’, she celebrates female empowerment. “As a female artist myself, my inspiration for this collection is women, their resilience and vulnerability, their strength and beauty, their devotion and support of each other.”

LX2 Studio

Design duo Lina and Leti circumnavigate the world to draw inspiration for their contemporary collections, handcrafted in 18ct gold and set with semi-precious stones and diamonds. They began their careers, respectively, working as an artist and in luxury fashion and from there decided to launch their own label. Graphic and clean in design, their pieces are best worn in bulk, artfully stacked on fingers or layered around necklines.

Hak The Label

For Hakima Al Said of Hak The Label, inspiration stems from her international upbringing in the Middle East, Asia, South Africa and Europe. As a result, her pieces take on new forms of cultural symbolism, with feminine designs effortlessly balanced with an urban edge. Think delicate ball rings twisted around fingers and contemporary hoop earrings.

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