Vissionaire MoralModa’s exceptional discovery of MOSTAWHA @mostawha, a Fine Jewellery by Meshayel Omran, combines a Middle Eastern history, savoir-faire and the world of Architectural joaillerie.
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VMM: How did you start as a Jewelry designer?
My beginning was to design trays, tables and costars that inspired from the façade of buildings. I wanted to use my experience and knowledge in architecture to be reflected in the items.
As a woman, I have always been attracted to the beauty that fine jewelry represents. My passion for design and architecture led me to create my own line of jewelry, inspired by the buildings and bridges around the world. One of the iconic buildings in Dubai is the Museum of the Future, which inspired my jewelry designs.
VMM: As a designer, where do you draw your inspiration from? And what makes your collections unique in the industry?
My inspiration came from the buildings and bridges that reflected a sense of artistry and unique design.
VMM: Who are your favorite designers?
Making her name in architecture, Zaha Hadid became known for pushing the boundaries of what could be built. Her work has inspired my jewelry design as well.
From fashion, I like to wear United Nude shoes (the designer is an architect from South America and his designs are inspired by architecture).
From the jewelry side, I like to wear T.Twinkle design—they have pieces that are inspired by architecture. The designer is from Bangkok.
VMM: What advice would you give to someone interested in getting into the jewelry design business?
I advise them to craft every piece as a one-of-a-kind item, not mass-produce many pieces, but to create their own design identity from the beginning.
For clients in the Middle East, they have more of an appreciation for gold over silver.
VMM: What is your favorite piece you’ve ever created – and what made it so special?
I liked from the Arabic collection , the 'Lam' (ل) letter which means 'L' in English, as well as 'Raa' letter رَ (rāʾ), 'R' in English. Both designs were very nice and I can see the aesthetic part on the design. From the future collection I like the pedant that has diamonds and enamel. I felt it is too sophisticated and different
I love the Lam (L in English) and Raa (R) pieces from the Arabic collection. Both designs are beautiful, as they have an element of sophistication and are different from other designs I have seen. The pedant with diamonds and enamel is also very sophisticated.