AL ZAIN JEWELLERY LAUNCHES THE ALL NEW “HAB EL HAYL” COLLECTION
Al Zain Jewellery launches its new “Hab El Hayl” Collection across its boutiques on the occasion of the upcoming Eid Al Fitr.
Dazzle your eyes while exploring how the rich Arabic inspired past was evoked into a modern & contemporary design! “Hab el Hayl” inspired and named after the humble cardamom seed, a spice very dear to traditional Bahrain. Known for its healing properties, and widely used as a motif in the traditional Bahraini Jewellery designs, Al Zain was determined to re-introduce the classic Hab el Hayl design in a modern and contemporary collection that still preserves its origins as a classic heritage design.
At the center of the collection however there is a single piece of jewellery that will attract your attention. This piece calls out to you to pick it up and once you do so you are in for an unexpected surprise.It is an 18 Karat gold ring which has an outer frame which in turn holds a fully rotational Hab El Hayl center ring that spins around the frame symbolizing a prayer ring. Meant to wear on the forefinger and using your thumb, you will soon be spinning this ring all the time!
About this collection Theo Swart, the CEO of Al Zain commented: “Hab El Hayl is yet another milestone in Al Zain’s relentless pursue of offering today’s consumer items she can wear every day and feel really good about her investment in handmade and traditionally inspired Jewellery. This collection is perfectly suited for this Ramadan season where tradition and customs are honored and celebrated along with gifts to loved ones during the upcoming Eid celebrations.
We at Al Zain take great joy in the fact that we can contribute to this joy shared during Ramadan between families. We are inspired by our rich Arabian past, we design, then we create, then we display to the joy of our customers, we wrap it up, hand it over and know this is gift that will make lasting memories in a family and we were part of that! That is a privilege!”
This collection is available in all Al Zain boutiques across the GCC in Bahrain, Khobar, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar from late June 2018.
AN INTERVIEW WITH AL ZAIN JEWELLERY CEO THEO SWART
CASCADE OF DREAMS
Handcrafting jewellery since the 1930’s, Al Zain’s legacy has always been fine craftsmanship and design. Creating intricate and breathtaking works of art for generations—Al Zain jewellers go to great lengths to seek out the highest class of gems: from diamonds to emeralds to natural pearls to adorn their distinguished clientele. Gulf Insider sits down with Al Zain Jewellery’ newly appointed CEO Theo Swart to talk about the jewellery business as well as their latest dazzling project—”Cascade of Dreams
THE CASCADE OF DREAMS JEWEL, DEBUTED BY AL ZAIN JEWELLERY
AT JEWELLERY ARABIA 2017 IN BAHRAIN LAST MONTH
DECEMBER 5, 2017
At a jewellery show like Jewellery Arabia, held annually at Bahrain’s International Exhibition Centre, it is always going to be tough to stand out amongst 500 plus exhibitors. However, this feat was pulled off elegantly and effortlessly by Al Zain jewellers and their show stopping piece the ‘Cascade of Dreams’.
The piece- and it is far too elaborate to call it something so mundane as a necklace- encompasses the whole body, in front and behind. The more elaborate festoons can be detached, allowing the neckpiece to be worn separately as a choker. The ‘Cascade’ is a magnificent example of more is more, set with 1970 Bahraini pearls, 12826 diamonds and eight perfectly matched, large important Columbian emeralds. It took a cool 2700 man hours to make. I did not bother asking the price.
Theo Swart, CEO of Al Zain, explained that the company wanted to create a piece that was unashamedly Middle Eastern, a celebration of all that Al Zain is well known for. In spite of its size, the ‘Cascade’ is a beautifully balanced jewel of Islamic inspiration.
The use of pearls celebrates the gem for which the Kingdom is renown and the craftsmanship is the epitome of skill acquired by a house which has been operating for over 80 years.
Theo Swart, CEO of Al Zain, explained that the company wanted to create a piece that was unashamedly Middle Eastern, a celebration of all that Al Zain is well known for. In spite of its size, the ‘Cascade’ is a beautifully balanced jewel of Islamic inspiration. The use of pearls celebrates the gem for which the Kingdom is renown and the craftsmanship is the epitome of skill acquired by a house which has been operating for over 80 years.
Al Zain Jewellers was founded in 1930s by the late Hassan Al Zain, already a figure within the Kingdom’s pearl diving industry. His son, Abdulla Al Zain joined the business not long after in one of those rather perfect family combinations of business savvy with jewellery expertise. Their flagship store opened in the 1950s in Khobar and their expansion in the region continued in the coming decades. The company continues to be very much a family affair, with each generation honing their particular skills and using them to continue the growth of the company. Al Zain continues to celebrate pearls, the gem that allowed them to flourish, whilst embracing new techniques and innovative design.
AL ZAIN SHOWCASE ITS MARVELS AT JEWELLERY ARABIA
NOVEMBER 22, 20187
Al Zain proudly returns to Jewellery Arabia for the 25th year, bringing their best and most intricate handiwork to beauty lovers visiting the exhibition, to customers and visitors at the Jewellery Arabia 2017 Exhibition, currently taking place in Bahrain until November 25.
Creating memories through unique and inspirational pieces since 1930, Al Zain not only represents a very personal Bahraini success story, but also, one of passion, dedication and deep pride in the craft of jewellery-making. While extremely proud of their heritage as a family-owned business, Al Zain family are even fonder of the quality and intimacy of each of their pieces. The current management team is a dynamic group of professionals in their respective fields, and the fourth generation of the family to uphold a legacy of success.
Al Zain’s timeless, sophisticated and one-of-a-kind pieces have been adored and adorned by a very loyal customer base for generations.
The secret behind this longstanding bond between the brand and the customers lies in Al Zain preserving their values of craftsmanship and design over the years. The secret behind this longstanding bond between the brand and the customers lies in Al Zain preserving their values of craftsmanship and design over the years.
Inspired and influenced by the customers, all of Al Zain’s distinguished designs are created and manufactured locally in their workshops, which are still based in Bahrain. This intimate process and the close proximity to their audience, have maintained Al Zain’s originality and relevance over the years.
In a statement on this occasion, Theo Swart CEO of Al Zain said: “We are glad to return once again to the shining Jewellery Arabia. And this year we are showcasing our most stunning and exceptional piece –Cascade of Dreams- the first in the Dream Collection launched few days ago in a dazzling event. In addition, we are launching a collection of Diamond high end sets and natural pearls collection.”
The “Cascade of Dreams” was unveiled this week before Jewellery Arabia starts, where the moment of the unveiling left the crowed speechless for seconds and fascinated by the piece which is laced with 1,970 Bahraini pearls, 8 rare Colombian emeralds, and a staggering 12,826 diamonds, this true object of pristine mastery and opulence will be showcased privately in Al Zain Jewellery stand at Jewellery Arabia Exhibition in a special podium, where it’s imposing and overwhelming presence is sure to be a crowd puller.
Mr. Swart added: “The stunning Jewellery collections by Al Zain have been designed for the fashion-conscious Arabian women, and has captured the interest of the exhibition visitors.” He continued: “A variety of Al Zain’s signature collections of light jewellery pieces are also showcased at the exhibition.”
Jewellery Arabia visitors will be enchanted by Al Zain’s exhibit at Hall 1, stand 441 on 21-25 November 2017.