A brainchild of husband and wife team Issa Sabeh and Elham Kalaji, Elham & Issa Jewellery blends traditions from their native Jordan to create meaningful jewellery.
While Issa sources the standout stones, it is his wife Elham that designs the collections and is actually one of the first women in Jordan to gain a BA in goldsmithing. “We create wearable art,” says Issa, “pieces to be loved and enjoyed, not stuck in a drawer or worn only once.”
The pieces are crafted using precious and semi-precious stones set in 18k gold and each of the four distinct collections tells a story including Awe that focuses on the turquoise stone from Lebanon that is dedicated to their daughter.
Our favourite? Amwaj which was inspired by blue opal Issa discovered during his travels in the Middle East, and means waves in Arabic. Each piece is one of the kind and is embellished with white diamonds for the added wow factor.