The Arab world offers endless inspiration. Our region is rich in everything from culture to history, to its nature and landscapes. Here, we round up some of the latest jewels to borrow a little shine from our surroundings.

Bil Arabi‘s Maktoob Bracelet

Designer Nadine Kanso embraces craftsmanship and the art of calligraphy whilst continuing her exploration through the many layers of the Arabic language. Maktoob offers two meanings in Arabic and the Muslim faith. Firstly, its meaning is akin to fate and is also derived from the verb ‘to write’, which for Kanso means ‘what is written is solid, known and learned’.

The Repossi Berbere Chromatic Dubai Edition Ring

The Italian brand pays homage to the cities it has developed a particularly close relationship with. These include Monaco, Tokyo, Paris, London, New York, Miami, and Dubai. Dubbed the Berbere Chromatic Dubai Edition Ring, the piece features a row of diamonds, pink gold, and Nile green lacquer. The latter pays tribute to the Emirati flag. It is available exclusively at Repossi’s Dubai Mall boutique.

The Leonori Jewels Anime Classic Single Earring

Arabia inspired Owner and Art Director of Leonori Jewels Eleonora Boccalatte when it came to her Anime collection. In particular, Boccalatte was drawn to the geometric patterns often found in Arab architecture. “I saw many mosques, palaces and domes decorated with geometric shapes that convey to the observer a pleasant feeling of serenity and beauty,” she explains. A signature piece from the collection, this single earring features rose gold, white enamel, malachite, and diamonds.

Terzihan Nord’s Medallion Necklace from the Neutra Collection

“Being inspired by the UAE’s colors, we introduced the Nord Medallion necklace to the Neutra Collection from Terzihan,” explains Cem Terzihan, the founder and Creative Director of Terzihan. The biggest medallion the Istanbul house has ever created features rose gold, black onyx, malachite, and diamonds. “The Nord Medallion is complemented with [a] 70 cm bolt chain, a special design with maximalist influences,” says Cem Terzihan.

The Rock by GS’s Scarab Earring

Dubai based label Rock by GS looks to the scarab beetle for one of its most standout pieces. A symbol of renewal and rebirth, the beetle is a sign of good luck and represents the journey of the sun crossing the sky. Other elements attributed to the beetle that inspired the design house include restoration, regeneration, and transformation.

The My Muse Glory Bracelet from Nada Ghazal

Designer Nada Ghazal‘s biggest inspiration and muse is Beirut. Her latest collection, ‘My Muse’, showcases many pieces that tell of the city’s beauty. Her Glory bracelet draws upon the architectural designs of Le Grand Theatre de Beyrouth, also known as Le Grand Theatre des Mille et Une Nuits. It will be launched at THAT concept store in Dubai in March.

The Azza Sayed Darwish Earrings

Nine statement pieces make up Azza Fahmy’s latest collection entitled ‘The Golden Age of Arab Songs’. Inspired by some of the Middle East’s most iconic artists, the Sayed Darwish Earrings are a standout. Featuring Ottoman and geometric motifs, they are inscribed with words by Abdel Hamid El Deeb sung and composed by Sayed Darwish ‘By God, that’s what you deserve, my heart’.