Paradise in a gem

The turquoise waters of the Maldives might seem like a distant dream right now, but Dubai-based designer Noora Shawqi wants to bring a sense of wanderlust to your jewellery box.

The Maldives Collection fuses elements of the island with contemporary designs for a unique twist to fine jewellery. She uses mother of pearl across her latest designs and injects a note of bohemia through use of seashells across delicate necklaces, bangles and rings.

Escape to the Maldives with Dubai-based jewellery designer Noora Shawqi

Shawqi worked with a muted colour palette, capturing the essence of the famed destination, working mainly with gems in soothing tones of white, black, pink and turquoise gemstones that resemble the ocean.

 

There are also plenty of stacking opportunities with an array of rings and bangles, allowing you to create your own personal Maldivian mood.

Escape to the Maldives with Dubai-based jewellery designer Noora Shawqi

The brand’s eponymous collection is made primarily in Dubai, working closely with highly skilled artisans.

Noora is certified as a Diamond Graduate from the Gemological Institution of America, she has received a Diamond Grader certification from the International Gemological Institute and has completed a course at L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels.

Escape to the Maldives with Dubai-based jewellery designer Noora Shawqi

These experiences has given the designer an exclusive insight into jewellery manufacturing and designing for diamonds and gemstones, allowing her to utilise these skills and launch the brand in 2018.

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