|Photo of the "Saucer" cuff that Rachel Zoe received.|
About the latest “Medley Collection”Encompassing an eclectic mix of contrasting colors, the Medley collection is a seamless marriage between contemporary structures and traditional art. Solid and cut-out surfaces, dark and light colors, sharp edges and curvy forms interplay with traditional Islamic designs to create jewelry that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Edgy, contemporary and unique, the Medley collection epitomizes all the beauty, confidence and style of the modern woman with traditional values.
The saucer range exudes modern luxury with its sophisticated architectural structure and mix of contrasting colors. It will instantly carry any casual look into the evening, but also has the charisma to complement the sophisticated look.
The teardrop bangle is truly a one-of-kind piece. Its unusual silhouette of round and edgy makes it eye-catching and unique. This piece brings a new design language that holds true the values of the Medley collection whilst looking elegant and effortless in its execution. A single Islamic motif on either side of the bangles “edges” with jewels and colored enamel complete this design making it a piece of art that you can wear. This is sure to be a genuine style statement.
Ancient window grills from various Islamic eras inspire the Gladiator statement cuff design. 90 mm in length, this substantial piece combines enameled solid precious metal with a very delicate Islamic design overlay in “window grill” form. The Gladiator recreates an intricate component of Islamic architecture in elegant, contemporary jewelry form. To achieve the stunning form seen in this cuff, the latest manufacturing techniques were selected.
The two-faced range is a play on contrasting colors. On either side of the design are identical Islamic motifs that are enameled in contrasting colors. The design is versatile in that it allows the wearer to switch between colors depending on their outfit. The two-faced is a delicate, everyday piece that will compliment any look.
Combining a flat enameled surface with a curvy dome-shaped cut out Islamic motif, the dome ring is delicate yet grand. With its eye-catching pop of color and fine Islamic design, the dome ring stands out worn on its own at the same time being an essential partner to all other designs in the Medley collection.
About Azza Bijou and Designer Azza El Arabi
For UAE-born Sudanese designer Azza El-Arabi, designing beautiful jewelry is a near-lifelong passion. Producing her first pieces at fourteen years old, the style of her work would evolve over years to come; inspired by travels to Northern Cyprus where she earned a degree in Business Administration and later from time spent honing her design skills at Central St. Martins in London. The culmination of her evolving style over the years is her first full collection launched in 2012; Azza Bijou. Azza Bijou is a veritable history of Islamic architecture, drawing inspiration from the ancient mesquite of Andalusia, the majesty of old-world Egyptian souks and the opulent palaces of Ottoman Istanbul. Heavily influenced by the unique geometric patterns present in Islamic structures, Azza likes to combine these shapes with bright colors and organic silhouettes to create pieces that she believes would become an extension of women, their character and their style. Through Azza Bijou, she hopes to translate her fascination with these unique structures into timeless, everyday wearable pieces.
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