A few months back, the representatives of an emerging jewelry brand called Kamushki have sent me an e-mail to introduce me to their brand. I was familiar with their designs thanks to instagram's explore page, but I never found out the name of their brand until they've contacted me. Kamushki is a brand that was co-founded by two Libyan-born Switzerland/Dubai-based sisters who had an eye for jewellery and loved to travel to build a knowledge of other cultures.
"In Libya we are big believers of the evil eye and one of the symbols of protection that breaks the eye is the fish.", expressed one of the founders of Kamushki. "In our Libyan traditional clothing there is always big gold fish intertwined within our heavy gold and also we tend to gift a bracelet or small pin with a fish when there is a new born."
Their brand is designed for the 'contemporary, chic and courages’ woman, and the unique designs in the Wishbone and Cyrene collection perfectly embody its heroine muse, creating innovative and eye catching jewellery that tells a story.
The creative sisters came up with their first collection which is the Wishbone collection. They used the fish but reintroduced it in modern, fun and chic way, hence the bone. As for Cyrene collection, it was named after Greek Women warrior which later on a city in Libya that was conquered by the Greeks was named after her. By using sports and fitness symbols such as dumbbells, barbells, medallions and whistles - the everyday items found at the gym, the Cyrene collection is designed to empower the wearer.
To give you more insight into Kamushki, visit their website here. You can follow the brand on Instagram by adding @kamushkijewellery.