Bvlgari’s latest high jewellery collection “Jannah” has been unveiled in Abu Dhabi. The exclusive collection was born through a partnership between the Roman jewellery and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the United Arab Emirates Royal family.
The collection celebrates the two beautiful cities of Abu Dhabi and Rome through a series of spectacular jewellery creations. The Jannah Collection is the story of two powerful families coming together in a celebration of shared values and reverence for heritage.
The high jewellery collection revolves around the five-petal flowers that adorn the marble ceilings of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and features exceptional pieces. An exhibition displaying the pieces was unveiled in Abu Dhabi and saw members of the royal family, international celebrities and VIPs in attendance. Nine exclusive pieces belonging to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan were also presented, as well as 26 other jewellery pieces and two watches.
Jannah was two years in the making and brings together passion, love and devotion to heritage, something that is present in both the jeweller’s history and the heritage of the UAE.
Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the granddaughter of Sheikh Zayed bint Sultan Al Nahyan. Throughout her life, the young Princess found inspiration, guidance and beauty in her grandparents’ stories and this is what has inspired her vision for the future. There is a nod to the Princess’s values through this collaboration with Bvlgari which is inspired by a five-petal flower, representing the bond between two special cities.
The collection came together when Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan met with Bvlgari’s Creative Director Lucia Silvestri. The two spent many hours sharing stories and their experiences of two different worlds, but they bonded through their love for beauty and family and an unmistakable zest for life.
One of the recurring themes shared between these two new confidants was the Princess’s admiration for her grandparents and their tireless pursuit for tolerance and peace in the region. The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, commissioned by Sheikh Zayed, is the most prominent embodiment of such values.
Keen on preserving UAE heritage and infusing it with UAE’s future outlook, this partnership echoes the richness of the UAE and the integration of its elements in the global scene. When visiting the mosque, Lucia was inspired by the delicate five petals flowers that adorn the Carrara marble ceilings and architecture: this was the starting point of the Jannah Collection and of its Five Petal Flower.
The collection features spectacular jewellery creations using some of the rarest stones. The pieces display the expert craftsmanship and savoir-faire that Bvlgari Is known for and combine this excellence with the spirit and passion of the UAE. One of the highlights of the collection is a necklace featuring a remarkable single cushion-cut 13.38-carat emerald set inside a five-point petal. As a final, secret homage, the Princess had her beloved grandfather’s name, “Zayed”, engraved in Arabic on the back of the pendant.
The pieces are on display at Louvre Abu Dhabi and open to the public. The exhibition includes several necklaces including the new Bvlgari “poncho” designer as well as a tiara, bracelets, earrings and rings.