The Beirut Key collection unites the soul of the city of Beirut with an ancient custom to deliver a timeless, beautiful jewellery collection.
Diamonds & Pink Sapphires
There is an old ritual, dating back as far as the Middle Ages, whereby towns would give a ‘Key to the City’ to visiting dignitaries. For towns, many of which would have been encircled by walls, this would be seen as a gesture of trust, respect and kindness, allowing the visitor the privilege of coming and going as they please.
Selim Mouzannar’s Beirut Key collection captures the symbolism of this token. The giving of a key embodies happiness, love and, ultimately, the key to the wearer’s heart. Selim has combined this emblem of romance with his own artistic flair.
Taking inspiration from the old architecture and soul of Beirut, this collection captures the essence of his favourite city. The delicate design, with Selim’s use of vibrant colours and kaleidoscopic gemstones in rose gold settings, represent the warmth, life and joy of the people of Beirut. The shapes and styles in this collection also pay homage to the city’s old architecture and Gold Souk, which lie at the heart of Selim’s creativity.
The key pendant, however, also gives optimism for, as Selim describes “a city often bruised but always alive.” In keeping with Ancient traditions, the key is a symbol of hope and freedom, it opens the door to a bright, glimmering future for the wearer. It also is a sign to the city of Beirut, that amid the city and country’s instability (past and present), there is still hope.
The Beirut Key collection is the ultimate romantic gift. For the recipient, it represents the key to someone’s heart, the endless love that they share, and a prosperous future together.
Blue Sapphires & Diamonds
The Beirut Key Collection has been featured in Martha Stewart, L’Officiel and Adorn.
Explore the Beirut Key Collection online, in the Beirut boutique or at one of our international stockists.