Introducing ‘Scheherazade‘, a capsule collection that takes you on a journey to the Orient and the Thousand and One Nights tales.
It is part of ‘Infinity‘, a broader collection that you can discover here.
I have long been fascinated by the ‘orientalism’ of the 19th century, and the ‘visions of the East by artists of the West’ as Christie’s defines it.
The Scheherazade capsule collection is my take on it, with pieces of jewellery that are relevant to today’s lifestyles but still convey the charm of the Orient wih its fascinating exoticism, opulence and rituals steeped in time.
Available in solid precious metals, the range focuses on the traditional ‘Semainier’ design and the symbolic number ‘7’.
‘Semainier’ is the French word for ‘week’. All the pieces are effectively made of 7 individual rings that are tied together like the 7 days of the week.
Whether you like ancient traditions, look for a piece of jewellery with strong symbolism or simply love beautiful adornments that are slightly unusual, then the enchanting Scheherazade range is for you !
The ‘Semainier bracelet’ [or ‘Semainier’ in short] was, and still is, a very popular adornment in North Africa. It is said to be the silent witness of its wearer’s inner life. Women would traditionally alternate their ‘Semainier’ between arms each morning as a way to count the days of the week.
Did you know that the number ‘7’ is considered the luckiest number in most religions and cultures. Think of each piece of the range like a little talisman that you can carry with whenever and wherever you are.
Interestingly I developed the range on the back of the challenging times that we went through during the COVID pandemic and the resulting desire for escapism. Our normality has been redefined. New ways are now mixing with old ones. Ancient traditions and beliefs are resurfacing, finding renewed purpose. That context fed my imagination and spured me on to create a mini collection with soul and meaning.
I have designed each piece with a person in mind –
Enjoy feasting your eyes on the Scheherazade capsule collection.
You will note that most of the pieces are presented in solid sterling silver 925. Get in touch if you would like them in solid 18k yellow gold.