Jewelry & Watches
Dials to Watch

Dial artistry fuelled by imagination takes watchmaking to great new heights. Jewelers who have branched out into watchmaking have imbued their pieces with exceptional craftsmanship by adorning the dials with enamel, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, micro-mosaic, nano mosaic tesserae and enhancing the beauty with a myriad of techniques such as paillonné and champlevé enamelling, relief engraving, feather marquetry and miniature painting. Bulgari, Dior, Chanel, Chopard, Harry Winston, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef and Arpels have been exploring watchmaking with its team of revered and skilled artisans who breathe life into each piece that is produced at the atelier.

Masterful creations by Bulgari with its Giardini di Bulgari line feature lacquered dials embellished with parrot, flowers, fishes and leaves motifs and set with brilliant-cut diamonds and coral; while Dior’s Grand Bal series are an ode to the legendary galas, cocktail parties and dresses of yore. 

Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé collection combines artistic crafts, precious embroidery and grand feu enamel to envision breathtaking timepieces; whereas Van Cleef and Arpels in its Poetic Complications, Lady Arpels Papillons and Extraordinary Dials collection uses intricate mechanisms and artistic adornments to explore fascinating possibilities in watchmaking.

Dior VIII Grand Bal, Dior Grand Soir, La D De Dior Précieuse watches embody the spirit of the House of Dior and draw upon various aspects such as the brand’s creativity, sense of style, colors and swirling ball gowns, among others. Vacheron Constantin in its earlier Métiers D’Art Les Univers Infinis employs fascinating techniques while using the sea, doves and shells as its muses. The watchmaker turns to Chinese embroidery, Indian manuscripts, French lacework and Ottoman architecture for its newest Métiers D’Art Fabuleux collection and celebrates the decorative arts of several cultures.

To throw the spotlight on some such timepieces, we have selected some interesting pieces by jewelers and watchmakers, including Boodles, Carl F Bucherer, Chopard, de Grisogono, David Morris, Fabergé, Jewellery Theatre and Sicis, Palmiero and Perrelet in our list of favourites.

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Smitha Sadanandan

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To My Daughter with Love… from Van Cleef & Arpels

Nothing is better than jewelry to cherish your daughter’s milestones. Now that she’s a grown up and graduating, getting engaged or married, a jewelry piece will mark a new chapter in her life – but not just any piece, it’s the one passed down to her from the idol in her life, her mother. For this special occasion, Van Cleef & Arpels is your go-to choice, and more specifically the collection that stands the test of time, Perlée.

You might be wondering why we chose this collection and we will tell you all about it! First of all, you are definitely looking for a creation that is bursting with femininity, all the while being stylish, distinguished and timeless. Whether you choose a piece that is entirely made of gold, set with sparkling diamonds or featuring a refreshing touch of color, your gift to her will certainly make her want to pass it down to her daughter when the time comes.

Since we’ve always helped you choose the crème de la crème of pieces, we’ve decided to narrow down a list of the Perlée creations that will surely leave a wonderful impression and make unforgettable memories with your beloved daughter. Check them out and choose your favorite!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Want to Join This Ear Party?

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/chiaraferragni

The jewelry stacking game is still going strong, and now more than ever, I wanted to highlight the techniques of mastering this trend. This time around, we’re not going to talk about rings, necklaces and bracelets, because it’s time to have an ear party!

Mixing and matching earrings is not as easy as it sounds. A play on shapes and styles would definitely help put you on top of your game and create a stunning effect that highlights your fashionable sense. From studs to ear cuffs and dangling earrings, your chance to break the rules and prove your character and style is now. Indeed, the world taught us that the most important fashion rule is not to follow one, and no words can express our gratitude for that!

So, back to the earrings, make sure that the ones you choose to stack are proportional. Start off with the longest style as a base because if you wear it on the second ear hole, it might hide the one below it and that’s exactly what you don’t want to happen. You can start with a stud only if the one above it is an ear cuff that perfectly fits your ear, and keep the dangling earrings for the base.

Last but not least, your right ear should not necessarily be like the left one. For a stronger effect, let your creativity run wild and stack’em up!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Louis Vuitton Unveils New Tambour Timepieces

In 2002, Louis Vuitton started its journey in the world of watchmaking. And up until now, the house continues to cherish its creativity and expertise in leather-making through stunning timepieces that became icons thanks to a perfect combination between subtle elegance and strong personality. LV’s values are strongly integrated into each Tambour watch, whether it’s a simple three-hand quartz model or a highly complicated one: think of the twelve Louis Vuitton letters engraved into the case next to each hour, the brown dial inspired by the famous Monogram and the yellow of the seconds hands recalling the waxed thread of Louis Vuitton’s bags.

With these novelties, new touches come to life in a collection of four timepieces - the Tambour Monogram, available in 28, 34 and 39.5 mm models and the Tambour Damier Graphite with a diameter of 41.5 mm. The historic case welcomes new dials that remain faithful to the Monogram and Damier Graphite’s canvases and it’s all thanks to the craftsmanship and expertise of the dial experts at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton in Geneva.

With a quartz movement beating at their heart, the new Tambour watches are supplied with easily interchangeable straps that allow the wearer to choose what’s best in line with their look.

Tambour Damier Graphite watch
Tambour Monogram watch

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Your Everyday Picks from Van Cleef & Arpels’ Perlée Collection

The best everyday jewels a woman could definitely pair with what she wears come from timeless collections to which elegance and versatility constitute a cornerstone in their creation. Therefore, it’s only natural to consider Van Cleef & Arpels’ Perlée collection a great source for jewelry pieces ideal for daily wear, no matter what you wear.

With Ramadan well underway and summer awaiting you with loads of fun and outings, you are most probably searching for a few pieces that are like a “carte blanche” to your outfits. With this in mind, Van Cleef & Arpels brings to the jewelry world a selection of feminine pieces that are set apart with the distinguished style of golden beads – adding cheerful vibes to your wonderful personality.

Whether you want to add some jewelry pieces fit for daily wear to your jewelry box or celebrate Eid with your loved ones with a special bejeweled gift, the Perlée collection is at your disposal providing you with endless options that flaunt your stunning taste and elegant style. In our list, you will find 7 pieces that will make you – or any of the lucky ones who will receive your timeless gift – as happy as happy could be!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Perlée bracelet in yellow gold and diamonds
 
Perlée bracelet in white gold
 
Perlée bracelet in pink gold and diamonds
 
Perlée Clovers ring in white gold and diamonds
 
Perlée bracelet in yellow gold
 
Perlée Clovers bracelet in white gold and diamonds
 
Perlée Pearls of Gold ring in pink gold

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Cannes Shows Some Jewelry Lovin’

Among all the red carpet events that make every year more exciting than ever, Cannes International Film Festival most probably finds its place at the top of the much-anticipated happenings’ list. Every year, celebrities make their glorious appearance on the red carpet, dressed in the most opulent gowns – which, let’s admit, never lack that extra sparkling touch thanks to the exquisite jewels they choose to complete their looks in the most charming of ways.

And if we were to tell you that last year’s red carpet shined brighter than ever, we would be lying because this year, our most beloved stars are certainly on the top of their jewelry game. From Selena Gomez’s Bvlgari diamond marvel to Alessandra Ambrosio’s Boucheron masterpieces and many more, the red carpet seemed to be like a sky filled with shining stars. 

With Cannes welcoming more and more celebs, Azyaamode will keep you in the loop for the best jewels chosen to shine on the red carpet. Join us to take a look at our selection of the top jewelry picks!

Carole Samaha looks gorgeous in a red gown and Chopard jewelry
 
Diala Makki pairs her emerald green dress with Chopard jewels
 
Anja Rubik in Boucheron
 
Blanca Padilla looks glamorous in Bvlgari jewels
 
Toni Garrn shines in Messika jewelry
 
Eva Herzigova looks stunning in Chopard jewels
 
Rita Ora in de Grisogono
 
Virginie Ledoyen dazzles in Boucheron jewelry
 
Elton John wears Chopard
 
Taylor Hill in Chaumet high jewelry
 
Praya Lundberg wears Messika
 
Dita Von Teese in Chopard
 
Eva Longoria shines in de Grisogono
 
Min Pechaya looks stunning in Messika jewels
 
Bella Hadid completes her glamorous red gown with Bvlgari high jewelry
 
Pechaya Wattanamontree dazzled in Avakian High Jewellery at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival for the premiere “Pain and Glory”
 
Cindy Bruna in de Grisogono
 
Maria Borges shines in Chopard
 
Chloe Sevigny looks glamorous in Chopard jewelry
 
Isis Valverde in Messika
 
Alessandra Ambrosio complements her dreamy white gown with Boucheron jewelry
 
Bella Hadid pairs her white Dior gown with Bvlgari jewels
 
Julianne Moore in Chopard
Silvia Braz in Messika
 
Charlotte Gainsbourg complements her opening ceremony look with Boucheron jewelry
 
Carla Bruni shines in Bvlgari jewelry
 
Nadine Labaki pairs her black Dior gown with Cartier jewels
 
Ola Farhat looks stunning in de Grisogono jewelry
 
Izabel Gourlart packs a statement in Chopard jewelry
 
Tina Kunakey shines in Messika
 
Alessandra Ambrosio adds a glamorous touch to her red gown with Boucheron jewelry
 
Nieves Alvarez looks ravishing in Bvlgari jewels
 
Virginie Ledoyen shines in Chopard
 
Rania Fawaz complements her white gown with de Grisogono jewels
 
Elle Fanning looks stunning in Chopard jewelry
 
Raya Abirached wears IWC DaVinci 36 Watch
 
Selena Gomez shines in Bvlgari
 
Araya Hargate pairs her lilac gown with Chopard jewels
 
Gong Li takes her opening ceremony look to new levels with Chopard jewelry

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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The Middle East in Capsule High Jewelry Collection by CHANEL

Mad about pearls, Gabrielle Chanel never missed the chance to wear these white shimmery gems. Day or night, with sportswear or evening wear, they accompanied her like a talisman. She was overwhelmed by their beauty, moon-like glow and childish roundness. With her strong instinct for women’s beauty, she believes that pearls capture the light, illuminate her face and draw out the sparkle in her eyes.

It’s with a capsule high jewelry collection dedicated to the Middle East that CHANEL brings this identity to light. Entitled “Secrets d’Orients”, it evokes the warm colors of the region as well as the geometry of the mashrabiya pattern. Using Akoya pearls and imperial topaz, the pieces stand out by their opulent and fluid design thanks to dangling pearls and very supple precious chains crafted from diamond-paved gold.

With Mademoiselle Chanel’s interpretation of women’s beauty, these marvels certainly don’t lack that sparkle that makes every woman look and feel beautiful – and if that’s not the point of a house that masters the exquisiteness of jewelry, then what is?

Join us to discover these opulent high jewelry pieces of CHANEL’s “Secrets d’Orients” collection, which is available at CHANEL Watches & Jewellery boutiques in Dubai.

Secrets d’Orients Perles bracelet
 
Secrets d’Orients Perles earrings
 
Secrets d’Orients Perles necklace
 
Secrets d’Orients Topaze bracelet
 
Secrets d’Orients Topaze necklace
 
Secrets d’Orients Topaze ring

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