The Kastak Collection, inspired by the region’s Ottoman past, is one truly like no other. Selim Mouzannar has combined Ottoman and Victorian jewellery traditions, with his own innovative sense of style, to create these modern heirlooms.
Selim, a traditionally trained jeweller, has incorporated the features and techniques of times gone by to create the Kastak Collection. The 18 carat yellow and rose gold chains are reminiscent of those used for Victorian fob watches. The symbolism of this timepiece inspired design feature highlights one of Selim’s main design philosophies; linking the past, present and future through jewellery.
This new take on vintage aesthetics continues with the adornments featured in the Kastak Collection. The trinkets and ornaments, each traditionally with their own personal connections to the wearer, serve as reminders of our past. The golden tassels are evocative of the Ottoman heritage which inspired the Kastak Collection and the photo lockets act as personal reminders of the wearer’s own family legacy.
The watch winder-inspired charms, adorned with diamonds, act as a symbolic reminder of time passing, familial legacies and looking to the future. All of the embellishments featured within the Kastak collection have been created with a sense of wearable opulence, embellished using the finest quality diamonds, sapphires, rubies, tourmalines and amethysts.
Each piece in the Kastak Collection is unique. Clients are invited to select a necklace with which they find a personal affinity. Through these trinkets, clients will be wearing not only jewellery, but also truly personal and sentimental treasures. For Selim, each piece is an heirloom and serves as “a strong and fresh message of life’s continuity.”
Selim has reclaimed the methods and purposes of the past, reinterpreting them into truly modern pieces of jewellery. These necklaces will look equally elegant on an evening gown, as with a simple white blouse and a pair of jeans.
The Kastak Collection has been featured in The Professional Jeweller, The Jewellery Editor, The World Gold Council, IDM Point de Vue, Selections Magazine and Vogue Turkey.
Explore the Kastak Collection online, in the Beirut boutique or at one of our international stockists.