Damas celebrates Roberto Coin's latest adventures in jewellery design
Damas, the leading international jewellery retailer in the Middle East, introduces three remarkable collections from renowned Italian jeweller Roberto Coin - Mauresque, Ikebana and Haute Couture.
Following his credo – 'The joy of creating for the joy of enhancing the beauty of every woman, and the joy of giving Joy to those who give, receive and wear jewels,' the eponymous brand combines surprise, intrigue and passion, drawing inspiration from a wide range of motifs as diverse as nature and Art Deco patterns. This season, it offers unique collections informed by the rich artistic traditions of Japan and the Mediterranean.
Mr. Tawhid Abdullah, Managing Director of Damas, remarked, “Roberto Coin is the maestro of jewellery creation. Through his deep understanding of the most precious materials, he creates magnificent jewels that speak of feminine sophistication and refinement.
Mr Coin continually pushes the boundaries of creative excellence: his new Mauresque collection will thrill jewellery lovers in the region due to its superb combination of deep colours and exotic designs. The minimalist beauty of Ikebana and the opulent charm of Haute Couture are sure to get equal attention as they both reflect the brand's exacting standards from design to execution.”
Mauresque draws inspiration from Muqarna - the intricate 15th century weaving tradition of Andalusia, Spain. Superbly fusing detail and colour, it features yellow gold, diamonds and exotic gems of every hue in puffed pendant chains and rings.
The maestro touches new heights of creativity in the collection as ornate rings spin a magical weave of rich yellow or rose gold mesh over the wearer's finger, hedged on either side by an intricate thread. On this weave he places a sumptuous and superbly faceted precious stone. The highlight of the collection is an elaborately 'spun' disc dotted with an exotic array of colourful gems which is in turn strung on a pendant chain replicating the intricate 'Muqarna' weave.
The collection has a deeper significance for the region as the 'Muqarna' weave pattern was originally used in prayer rugs. Intriguing aspects such as this make every Roberto Coin jewel even more special and a cut above the rest.
Roberto Coin's Ikebana collection pays tribute to the Japanese art of flower arrangement and blends bold, intense colours with harmonious forms to present dramatic creations. It combines interestingly evolved forms with bold colour contrasts evoking the principles of minimalism.
An art form developed over thousands of years, Ikebana emphasises shape, line and form, while its structure is based on a scalene triangle whose three points indicate heaven, earth and man. Combining pink gold settings with pave diamond, onyx, coral and turquoise, the collection offers an emotively Oriental spread of rings and drop earrings exuding pure sophistication.