Shaped by History and Steeped in Tradition
The intricate journey of jewellery design and its evolvement is a shimmering story that dates back to antiquity.
Much like the rest of the world, the art of jewellery making in Arabia has been shaped over time, by the region’s culture and heritage. From Egypt in the west to Iran in the east, and from Turkey in the north to Oman in the south, the Middle East is a region rich in culture, history, heritage and exquisite craftsmanship.
The jewellery of the Arab world reflects this diversity and has been an important part of life of the people in the region. From being used as an adornment for traditional wear, to highlighting the social and economic status of its owner, Arab jewellery and its unique designs varies greatly from one country to the next.
Intricate designs seen in headpieces, necklaces, earrings and rings are an amalgamation of different styles and techniques of craftsmanship, often inspired by the surrounding topography, a country’s culture and tradition, references to the region’s history, and even the native flora and fauna.
Most often, jewellery designs can be traced back to certain tribes only, and can even determine the identity and region from which a woman is. These differences and similarities can weave stories of a region or people as they leave their footprints on the sands of time.
Modern Adaptations of Traditional Aspirations
Arabian jewellery has managed to maintain its distinct look for thousands of years by retaining the essential elements of tradition in its design. What has changed over time is the minimalistic approach to the design of aesthetic pieces of culture and heritage.
The juxtaposition of the modern with the traditional is an artistic expression of textures, shapes and designs that patrons of high-end luxury keepsakes are looking for.
With historical influences appearing more frequently in modern day Arabian jewellery, it is no wonder that an iconic brand like Majliya is leading the way in exquisitely designed collections that capture the rich heritage and culture of the region, all while expressing the pure individuality of the one it adorns.
Majliya’s Hirz, Amira and Mushawak collections are the perfect examples of modern interpretations of traditional jewellery. These intricately designed collections are deeply rooted in the region’s culture, mixing distinct elements to create opulent and stunning jewellery based on traditional designs.
With 45 glorious years of uncompromising quality behind it, Majliya endeavours to continue to preserve a rich legacy of jewellery-making that is inextricably entwined with the region’s rich cultural heritage. Majliya’s intricate and distinctive designs are crafted keeping in mind fast-changing client preferences, the latest fashion trends, and the rising interest in contemporary designs and bespoke jewellery.
Browse our collection for exquisitely crafted luxury jewellery that tells stories of rich cultures and traditions in a contemporary way.
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