'The Enlightenment Collection’ is a capsule collection created in a collaboration between the Emirati Jewellery Designer HRH Sheikha Mariam bint Khalifa bin Saif Al Nahyan and Emarati Artist Amalie Beljafla.
This collection evolved organically alongside and takes inspiration from Beljafla’s current art collection ‘Religions United 2018’, which was exhibited in November at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair, interlinking with the love for heritage and modernity expressed with true sentimental and underlying value that MKS Jewellery stands for. MKS Jewellery is recognized for embodying the heritage and spirit of the UAE through their contemporary, symbolic and exquisite pieces. Beljafla's artworks are renowned for their use of symbolism, intricacy, spirituality and surrealist approach.
The Fusion between HRH Shaikha Mariam and Beljafla has resulted in the magical and poetic evolution of “The Enlightenment Collection”. This collection embodies spirituality, inner peace, positivity, gratitude, love, and enlightenment whilst paying homage to their UAE heritage in a unique, contemporary and fresh way.
The powerful 99 names of Allah ‘Asma Allah Husna’ have been used throughout this collection, leading the pieces to radiate powerful healing energies.
This collection is rich in symbolism that intertwines with the UAE, Pieces are adorned with UAE gazelles representing beauty, The ‘Dhab’ symbolizing luck and patience and the Arabian beetle symbolizing transformation.
The vibrant color palette used comprises of reds, greens, blues, yellows and gold reflects our Nation’s close connection to nature – desert landscapes, sea, sunsets and ghaff trees. We hope this collection enlightens you and opens your heart.