I have a soft spot for middle eastern inspired designs, so I was thrilled when Beirut-based jewelry designer Ralph Masri got in touch with me to introduce me to his brand and to inform me that by mid January, his collection will be available at Qirdala boutique, a modern jewelry store located at Al Tilal Complex.
Ralph Masri moved to London to train as a jeweller at Central Saint Martins. His first major milestone occurred when he won the Swarovski Award as a first-year student, which gave him the opportunity to work for the global brand. During his second year he received widespread recognition for his talent by being nominated for a UK Jewellery Award – aged 20 he was the youngest to be nominated.
As I browsed through his website to get a closer look at his designs, I found myself intrigued with one specific line inspired by the geometric Arabesque patterns and motifs prevalent in Middle Eastern art and architecture. The pieces are infused with a touch of Art Deco. Here are some of the pieces which caught my fashion radar. To find out more, click here.