“For Amal means ‘hope.’ Assembling Muzo Colombian emeralds of various sizes and shades, the Amal necklace is a message of hope for a united and reconciled humanity, in a world where nature will have reasserted itself.”
Selim Mouzannar was awarded one of the jewellery industry’s highest honours earlier this month at COUTURE Las Vegas. The show, annually held at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, brings together the elite from the luxury jewellery industry, from world-renowned brands to new emerging designers. The event celebrates the talent within the fine jewellery and timepiece market, as well as uniting over 1000 designers, illustrious retailers and luxury press, for one exclusive annual event.
The COUTURE Design Awards, one of the highlights of this fine jewellery showcase, celebrate the creativity, design, quality and craftsmanship of the world’s most distinguished designers. This year, Selim Mouzannar was announced the winner of the Award for the Best Coloured Gemstones piece over 20k for his exquisite Amal necklace.
Amal, which forms part of Selim’s Transparence Collection, with over 100 branches of carefully crafted rose gold strands, uniting 47 handpicked Colombian Muzo emeralds, is a minimalist masterpiece. The addition of eight rare trapiche emeralds renders this necklace truly exquisite.
Trapiche emeralds are distinctive for their “tattooed” appearance featuring six-spoke wheels and are exclusively found in this region. The careful incorporation of these rare gemstones into the Amal necklace highlight Selim’s creativity and expertise, for which he has been celebrated at COUTURE Las Vegas.
For Selim, the Transparence Collection symbolises an ideal “where opacity and darkness do not find a place” and the Amal necklace is no exception. Selim’s careful choice of gemstones for this chef-d’oeuvre highlights this very message, for emeralds are the very symbols of love and hope.
This award is one of the highest recognitions for creativity and talent in the jewellery industry, with Vogue Italia describing Selim’s achievement as winning the “Oscar of Jewellery.” For Selim, it is an honour “to have won one of the most prestigious awards in the jewellery industry at the Couture 2016 event.”
Following the award at COUTURE Las Vegas, the Amal necklace has been featured in Vogue Italia, The Jewellery Editor, Exclusive Bijoux, L’Orient Le Jour and Les Precieuses.