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.