The Mediterraneo Collection is Selim Mouzannar’s way of paying homage to one of his greatest sources of inspiration. The Mediterranean Sea ties together the orient and occident, a connection that symbolises Selim’s own design philosophy, as reflected through many of his collections.
The delicate, almost invisible 18 carat white gold setting of the necklace creates a sense of lightness and effortless beauty. The carefully crafted spaces between each stone allows the natural light to catch each colour, creating the effect of the seemingly infinite, deep blue sea at the very heart of this collection.
When asked which piece of jewellery was his favourite, Selim responded “the Mediterraneo necklace could be the one.” This is no surprise when you consider that it took three months (and 1000 hours of work) to design and create this masterpiece.
Paying tribute to the Mediterranean Sea was never going to be an easy task. The vast array of colours and textures each needed to be represented; “the powerful blue of the island of Hydra, the coast of Lebanon that leans towards the navy blue, the crystalline hue of Formentera and the deep hue of the French Riviera”, describes Selim. So it’s no surprise that it took 245 individual and unique stones to complete the piece.
The Mediterraneo Collection is an exquisite, aquatic mosaic with each nuance of colour brought together. Selim used turquoise stones represent the waters around The Cyclades, while the aquamarine evokes the vibrant coast of the French Côte d’Azure. The exquisite Ceylon sapphires mirror the mythical blue sea of Greece, with carefully interspersed diamonds to quite literally reflect the sparkle of the sun catching the Mediterranean in all of its beauty.
The Mediterraneo Collection has been feature in Le Monde Magazine, Les Précieuses and Adorn Magazine.
Explore the Mediterraneo Collection online and in our Beirut boutique.