Inspired by the beauty of nature, various forms of art and precious stones, Nadine Aysoy’s jewelry may seem traditional at first glance. From afar, their heirloom-like qualities shine, but upon closer inspection, these extravagant pieces take on new life. Nadine’s keen eye for modern trends is apparent in each of her bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings, adding a contemporary, earthen twist to classic jewelry designs. Using only natural gems with a heavy focus on diamond color, cut, and clarity, Aysoy brings representations of natural wonders to life. Her Tsarina collection, featuring unique snowflake patterns is a prime example of her ability to manipulate precious metals and stones in painstakingly intricate ways. As a result of the collection’s success, frost crystal became a symbol of the company’s uniqueness and originality.
Based in Dubai, NC Rocks was founded by Nadine Hammoud and Cherine Altobaishi. Their jewelry is a multi-generational story beginning with a grandmother’s fascination with adornment passing down to daughter and granddaughter. A true collaboration of both Hammoud and Altobaishi’s globe spanning experiences, each piece contains a story too. Their creations recall artists such as Al Held, Picasso and Kandisky, while also honoring the stylized ornamentation of Art Deco, fashion of the 30-50’s and the vibe of the 70’s. Working with 18-karat gold, precious gemstones, diamonds and vibrant enamels, they distill their eclectic inspirations into minimalist motifs designed to make a statement. Your statement. Because the story continues with you.
Breakout star, Neha Dani, is part of a movement to revive the splendor of jewelry through handmade techniques. Impeccable craftsmanship is evident in her exploration of detail. Starting with a hand-sculpted wax model, each one-of-a-kind piece is fabricated in 18-karat gold and every gem is painstakingly selected by the designer.
The visual magnificence of Dani’s pieces lie in their abstractness from afar which morph into organic botanical shapes as they come into focus. Dani’s sculptural forms interact with the imaginations of both wearer and admirer to become part of an intimate dialogue. Dani’s aesthetic is at once ultra-feminine yet modern; her continued study of design, natural forms and technique makes her stand out as a designer to collect.