Hunt out the finest statement jewellery in Dubai, from Chopard to Bil Arabi
The Arabian aesthetic is always polished, and nothing says polished more than statement jewellery. Heirloom pieces in Dubai comprise pieces that are talking points in themselves. From contemporary names like Alexis Bittar to established favourites like Bvlgari, Dubai’s jewellery edit is among the best in the world. Here is our pick of the jewellery brands that shout out Dubai.
Native New Yorker Alexis Bittar’s jewellery pieces are coveted around the world and are firm favourites with Dubai’s style mavens.
Where to buy it: Alexis Bittar at Bloomingdale’s Dubai, The Dubai Mall.
British designer Bex Rox has long been popular in Dubai for her bright cuffs, statement earrings and chic knot ring.
Where to buy it: Bex Rox at Etoile “La boutique”, Mall of the Emirates
Bvlgari’s iconic Serpenti collection is beloved by the stylish women of the region, so expect to spot a few of those immediately recognisable serpentine rings, necklaces and bracelets.
Where to buy it: Bvlgari at The Dubai Mall
The contemporary fine jewellery of Milan-based jeweller Pomellato is ever popular for its colour and creativity.
Where to find it: Pomellato at The Dubai Mall.
Cult jewellery brand Eddie Borgo’s punk rock pieces, with a high-jewellery edge, are favoured for their street style appeal.
Where to buy it: Eddie Borgo at Etoile “La boutique”, Mall of the Emirates
Swiss luxury jewellery brand de Grisogono is renowned for its unique high jewellery designs and watches, where diamonds are the key component.
Where to buy it: de GRISOGONO, The Dubai Mall
Sister to the super cool S*uce boutique, S*uce Rocks is solely dedicated to cooler-than-cool jewellery brands mainly from the Middle East. The line-up includes Kamushki by Libyan sisters Mariam and Dania, and Alezan by SK (pictured) from UAE-based jeweller Salama Khalfan whose unique designs are the epitome of Dubai style.
Where to buy it: Alezan by SK, S*uce Rocks, The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road
A name that needs no introduction, Chopard is one of the world’s most revered jewellery brands. The Red Carpet Collection (pictured) is presented every year at the Cannes Film Festival on movie stars, making the brand ever more desirable.
Where to buy it: Chopard, The Dubai Mall
An extremely popular brand by the equally popular local style maven Nadine Kanso, Bil Arabi is currently celebrating 10 years as one of Dubai’s jewellery favourites. Her unique pieces are decorated with Arabic script and iconography making them coveted and beloved by Arabian fashionistas.
Where to buy it: Bil Arabi, S*uce Rocks, The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road
Tiffany & Co
The iconic jewellers Tiffany & Co quite rightly have a great presence in the Middle East, and this year they unveiled the new Tiffany Setting engagement ring with a D colour, internally flawless 8.55-carat diamond and pave round diamonds, of which only 130 have been created. One of these is in Dubai.
Where to buy it: Tiffany & Co, The Dubai Mall