‘My Muse’ tells a story of love. One that encapsulates beauty in the designer’s ever-changing world and which she seeks to conceptualize, in an attempt to preserve it.
‘My Muse’ pays homage to the designer’s greatest inspiration, her muse, Beirut and depicts Nada’s devotion for the city. In part it is significant of her experience in a place, torn to pieces, yet wanting to safeguard itself, to preserve its sanctity as its face changes.
Magical summer nights are captured in bright loud colors that adorn majestic rings. Colorful spring blossoms dance on arches of hand-brushed gold. Glorious ceilings typical of the city’s golden era grace domed shaped rings. Scattered gems depict cosy winter days.
Rings, lockets, earrings, and bangles are all designed with an arch or dome at their core like the architecture in the golden era of the city.
Nada uses rough, hand brushed 18K gold, sometimes pure and sometimes set with signature scattered gems keeping true to her unique code. Special pieces are exquisitely contrasted with bright loud enamel that decorates purposefully imperfect or incomplete patterns. Each jewel is meticulously finished exhibiting impeccable artistry and craftsmanship.
The 'Fuse' collection was created to celebrate female sensuality. "We are all sensuous and tactile beings, searching for warmth, love and affection,” says Nada.
Each design draws focus to some of the most sensitive parts of the body - the ear, the wrist, the neckline… Lobe earrings create the impression that the ear has been dipped in liquid gold then speckled with diamonds; that the jewelry and the ear are fused as one. The wrist bands trace a line between the wrist and the thumb adding a stirring accent. Rings and pinky rings take the form of a drop of gold drawing a rousing line around the fingers.
'Fuse' is handcrafted to fit the wearer, as if made to measure. Each jewel is made with 18 carat gold encrusted with white, grey or champagne diamonds, or coloured sapphires. The stones are set to follow the curves of the body.
The first 'Baby Malak' pieces were launched in 2014 in celebration of Nada’s spirited little girl Malak. "Malak has the ability to light up a room, her aura changing the mood, bringing joy and color to our world with one smile. I wanted to bring this same feeling of color and sparkle to the world at large”.
Moments with Malak are translated in sparkling stones that seem to bubble over the top of rings, earrings, cuffs and pendants. Handpicked diamonds, rubies, tsavorites and sapphires are set in organic flowing shapes of white and yellow gold.
'Baby Malak Original' is the earlier collection, made of playful sculptured rings, cuffs and torques with diamonds and multicoloured sapphires that seem to bubble over organic gold. The collection also has statement studs that take the designer's signature undulating motif.
'Baby Malak Flourish' is the latest addition and is created as families of diverse designs that appear as if they are rising up from the ground in defiance of the challenges we face daily. The collection boasts rings of different shapes and sizes that can be elegantly mixed and matched. It also has elliptical stud earrings that evolve from day to night with a descending drop.
The 'Malak' collection was inspired by emotions Nada experienced in the months prior to the birth of her daughter. Malak, which means ‘angel’ in Arabic, was the name Nada chose for her unborn daughter.
Translating the swell of heightened feelings and anticipation in waves of brushed gold, cushioned with icy multi-sized diamonds, the first piece Nada created was the bold 'Malak' ring. One of her most successful designs, the 'Malak' ring has become an iconic must-have in the Middle East.
'Malak' consists of rings, earrings, pendants and cuffs made with organic brushed gold and icy diamonds. Each jewel is made in two separate parts – the base, in one gold color and the top in another, in harmony with the color of the stones.
"My inspiration for this limited-edition collection is drawn from the pieces I saw being passed on from my mother to my sister and from mothers of my close family members to their daughters. I think it’s a beautiful tradition and the pieces spread happiness and joy, strengthen social ties and preserve this beautiful heritage of ours with a genuine unique gift that has both financial and sentimental values.” says Nada.
The ‘Heritage & Heirlooms’ limited-edition collection comprises of four unique designs of cuffs made with 18k gold and champagne diamonds, each with a unique serial number.
‘Free Me’ is a collection inspired by the desire to break free and go against the norms and traditions. "Where a solitaire ring is a symbol of a committed woman, I wanted to make a ring that was non-conformist. So instead of creating a ring with a solitaire diamond at the center, I left the center hollow so every woman could wear it, whether they were committed or not.” Says Nada.
‘Free Me’ includes rings of various shapes with hollow centers and diamond lined perimeters that come in 18k yellow, white or rose gold.