Heilah Brooch GM
Encased in a handcrafted 18k yellow gold fluted frame symbolizing rays of light, this skilfully hand-carved cameo is inspired by one of the late Eve Arnold’s renowned photographs of a Khaliji woman looking into the distance. The Burqa affixed to the surface of the cameo is handmade in 18k yellow gold and delicately hammered to illustrate the natural folds found on a vintage Burqa. The hammered effect subtly catches the light and captures shadows in the creasing, creates a miniature sculpture and is an undeniable wearable work of art.
The back of the piece features a wicker encasing inspired by the earliest furniture making technique known to mankind, which originated over 5000 years ago in Ancient Egypt. Deema Hefzi’s ode to her Saudi heritage and her love for ancient Arab and Middle Eastern design techniques from antiquity is carried even further as a signature seal hidden on the back of every piece. Using state-of-the-art techniques to create a seamless objet d’art, while maintaining the integrity of century old methods of relief carvings. Fusing the two to create thoughtfully crafted and designed wearable works of art made from the finest materials to withstand the test of trends and time.