Sa’af Al Salam
This objet d’art features an intricately hand carved and hand crafted cameo brooch and pendant portraying the profile of King Abdulaziz, the founding father of Saudi Arabia. The cameo is encased in a vintage military inspired frame. The design features two palm leaves gracefully crossing over each other, evoking a sense of poise and power. The use of graduated brown diamonds, each slightly varying in hue and size, further accentuates the essence of this design. Lightly buffed to remove bits of the black rhodium plating to allow the yellow gold peak through, evokes a stronger sense of a vintage feel and makes the piece look like it has been passed down for generations and is in wonderful condition with minor signs of aging and colouring just like a natural patina. The brooch can also be transformed to be worn as a pendant with loops in the back for any chain or silk rope of choice.
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.