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The New Generation of Egyptian Jewelry Designers

The visionaries reshaping Egyptian jewelry with innovation and artistry

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Image courtesy Jude Benhalim

In the heart of Egypt’s thriving jewelry scene, a dynamic wave of designers is reshaping the industry with their unique perspectives and innovative approaches. From promoting cross-cultural understanding to redefining traditional craftsmanship, these designers are leaving an indelible mark on the world of contemporary jewelry.

JUDE BENHALIM

Jude Benhalim ´s mission is authentic jewelry that empowers self-expression. Founded in 2011, Jude creates authentic jewelry blending Eastern and Western styles, based in Cairo. Their designs emphasize sustainability by recycling materials and focus on quality and longevity. The designs straddle architectural styles, abstract shapes and striking patterns, and brings these ideas to life through a fusion of materials and concepts. The brand is based on the conviction that art and sustainability can live harmoniously. While expanding globally, the brand remains committed to supporting Egyptian craftsmanship, particularly empowering women artisans.

Image courtesy Jude Benhalim
Image courtesy Jude Benhalim

SANDBOX

Sandbox is where Arab heritage meets cosmopolitan flair. Founded in 2016 by sisters Suhayla and Nada Al Sheikh, the Cairo-based jewelry brand caters to the contemporary woman’s desire for a sense of both rootedness and independence. Crafted by Egyptian artisans using globally sourced material, Sandbox creations promote playful experimentation and timeless quality through sustainable practices. Sandbox isn’t just about accessorizing, it’s an ode to authenticity.

Image courtesy of Sandbox
Image courtesy of Sandbox

DYS-EUPHORIA 

Inspired by ancient Egyptian mythology, Dys-Euphoria is a contemporary jewelry label founded by designer Shereen Shawky. With a background in architecture, art, and product design, Shawky launched the brand as a personal creative outlet, blending technical skill and artistic passion. The unique geometric jewelry reflects Shawky’s interpretation of ancient themes, presenting a modern and experimental take on Ancient Egypt.

Image courtesy Dys Euphoria
Image courtesy Dys Euphoria

GYPPO 

Mahmoud Damarawy, the founder of Gyppo, has transformed his lifelong passion into a captivating journey of self-discovery. Driven by an enduring love for crystals, Damarawy has been collecting minerals since childhood. By establishing Gyppo, he has created a space for pushing boundaries and expressing himself. Every piece embodies Damarawy’s dedication to quality and authenticity. Operating at a deliberate pace, Gyppo champions ethical sourcing and sustainable practices, weaving a narrative that goes beyond aesthetics.

Image courtesy Gyppo
Image courtesy Gippo

LAILA WAHBA 

In every creation from Laila Wahba, you’ll find a personal touch – handpicked and handmade, boasting an array of materials, with a focus on semi-precious stones. Wahba scours Egypt and beyond for vintage treasures, infusing her designs with a unique charm. These bold creations are more than accessories; they’re versatile statements that can elevate any look. 

Image courtesy Laila Wahba
Image courtesy Laila Wahba
Image courtesy Laila Wahba

REEM JANO

Reem Jano redefines traditional Egyptian jewelry with a contemporary twist, seamlessly blending time-honored craftsmanship with a dash of innovation. RJ’s pieces stand out with their bold designs and intricate detailing. Meticulously handcrafted from premium materials, they exhibit both longevity and contemporary style. The brand’s dedication to quality, innovation, and sustainability solidifies RJ’s position as a trailblazer in the realm of distinctive and trend-setting contemporary jewelry.

Image courtesy Reem Jano
Image courtesy Reem Jano

ODD THE EVEN

With a keen eye for bold and fluid designs, Heidi Rashad, the founder of Odd the Even, goes beyond creating jewelry; she designs wearable statements. From intricately layered necklaces to gracefully dangling earrings, Rashad’s creations have the uncanny ability to elevate any outfit into a fashion statement.

Image courtesy Odd the Even
Image courtesy Odd the Even

AMMANII JEWELRY

Amany Shaker’s unique jewelry brand Ammanii Jewelry urges women to unite and pursue their dreams fearlessly. Drawing on her experience in global humanitarian efforts, particularly in peace-building and conflict resolution for women, Shaker’s vision extends beyond fashion; it’s about fostering appreciation for diverse cultures and encouraging women to explore their potential. With every purchase, Ammanii Jewelry becomes a catalyst for cross-cultural understanding among women, turning each piece into a statement of strength.

Image courtesy Ammanii Jewelry
Image courtesy Ammanii Jewelry

Redefining elegance with a nod to the past and a flair for the future.

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