Fine Jewellery

How this Bahraini jewellery designer launched her luxe brand to empower women

How this Bahraini jewellery designer launched her luxe brand to empower women

Fashion

by Olivia Morris
1 hour ago

Bahraini jewellery designer Azza Al Hujairi discusses the decade-long journey of her eponymous fine jewellery brand and creating a platform for international brands to enter the GCC region.
The Story
Things evolved from just being a fine jewellery brand [that launched in 2012] to creating a strong platform for international fine jewellery brands entering the Gulf region; under Azza Showroom, we have always been experience-focused. So, we organically grew from having one branch in a historical monument to having branches at the Bahrain International Airport and Al-a’ali Mall, a popular luxury mall in Bahrain. We also expanded from only offering events and a design studio, to launching the first GCC-born luxury piercing studio and brand, Pierced Studio, and Forever Chains our permanent jewellery service.
The Inspiration
My label is inspired by women who are chic and edgy and want to enjoy their jewellery. My brand represents inspiring women to create and express themselves.

The Creative Process
Being a designer is one of the most reward- ing parts of my role in my company, it allows me to experiment and have fun while I express my research on nature and history and connect them to trends. It is an honour to be designing pieces that are becoming a part of people’s lives.
The Standout
We thrive on being original and offering our clients timeless legacy pieces that they will enjoy wearing.
The GCC’s Fashion Industry
That we have room to grow and create and be supported as we launch new concepts and collections.

The Motivation
I definitely worked hard to get to where I am as an independent jewellery brand and showroom, and my motivation is to inspire women in everything I do. I would love to inspire women to find their purpose and passion and take charge of their lives.
The Milestones
Being awarded as one of the top female-led brands by Forbes, as well as opening our branch at the Bahrain International Airport, and launching our own luxury piercing studio and brand have all been some of the milestones we are proud of.
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Aquamarine: 31 Beautiful Jewelry Pieces To Wear if You Love the March Birthstone

Aquamarine: 31 Beautiful Jewelry Pieces To Wear if You Love the March Birthstone

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Named after the seawater that their color evokes, this semi-precious stone of aquamarine ranges in hue from an almost translucent blue to a brilliant turquoise. Long thought to be talismans of calm and protection, sailors of old believed the stone would protect them at sea, and impart calm on those who carried it. Aquamarines are also believed by some to bring a happy marriage, which is perhaps why the Queen Mother gifted her granddaughter, Princess Anne her Cartier Aquamarine Pine Flower Tiara as a wedding gift.
In 1953, in honor of the Queen’s coronation, the President and people of Brazil gifted the new British sovereign an aquamarine necklace and earrings, adding a bracelet and large brooch to match in 1958. Interestingly, though most of the Queen’s tiaras were legacies from queens and princesses past, the Queen commissioned an aquamarine and diamond tiara from Garrard to match the extraordinary aquamarines gifted from the Brazilian people. The set is known as the Brazilian Aquamarine Parure.
Below, a list of 31 beautiful pieces of aquamarine jewelry—the official birthstone of March—to wear each day of the month.
Earrings, Karma El Khalil
Necklace, Boodles
Earrings, Tiffany & Co.
Bracelet, Buccellati
Necklace, Bucherer Fine Jewellery
Necklace, Cartier
Earrings, Diane Kordas
Earrings, Dolce & Gabbana
Earrings, Emily P. Wheeler
Bracelet, Faraone Mennella
Ring, Garrard
Earring, Tasaki Atelier
Earrings, Minka Jewels
Earrings, Pomellato
Tiara/necklace, Susannah Lovis
Earrings, Laings
Necklace, T Balance Crystals
Bracelet, Kirstie Le Marque
Ring, Larkspur & Hawk
Ring, The Alkemistry
Bracelet, Sauer
Earrings, Louis Vuitton
Pendant, Melis Goral
Ring, Hirsh London
Earrings, Theo Fennell
Choker, Pragnell
Bracelet, Tessa Packard
Ring, Jane Bartel
Ring, Vanleles
Ring, Ruth Tomlinson at Objet d’Emotion
Necklace, Alice Van Cal
Originally published in Tatler.com 

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