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Doaa Mohsen of Dalseen Jewellery
By: Diamond World News Service
Oct 22 2018 1:28PM
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What are those special places you derive your inspiration from?
My upbringing in Egypt very much inspired my jewellery designs. I think anyone takes pride in their heritage and wants to honour it in some way or form. Egypt has a perfect balance of antiques and contemporary designs which is what I love not only as a jewellery lover, but also as a jewellery designer.

From a spark (idea) to how it becomes a finished piece of jewellery, can you explain your creative process?
Usually, it starts as a vague idea in my head, and sometimes weirdly enough, I dream it ! I start sketching on paper until it becomes clearer, then I send it to the workshop to have a 3D computer design to be approved, then the production process begins, where I check in on every stage until it’s complete.

What stones and metals do you love working with and why?
I love working with 18k gold and opals. You can imagine and craft so many different pieces with this combination.

How important do you think it is for a jewellery designer to be update with trends in terms of clothes, etc?
It’s important to be up to date with the fashion trends, however, I don’t base my designs on trends that will be outdated later on.

Who do you like seeing your jewellery on the most and why?
Elegant and classy modern women, because that’s what I want my jewellery to be known as; elegant, strong women who are not scared to express their femininity.

Where do you think fine jewellery stands in the market today?
I think fine jewellery is coming back strong. In the past it was associated with classic people, but now with newupcoming designers, this concept is changing.

What are some of the up and coming trends in jewellery?
I think women are a lot more confident with their jewellery nowadays. It has become a statement accessory in itself. Big, opulent pieces are making a come-back and women are no longer afraid to buy pieces for themselves and showcase them to the world.

In your experience of travelling, which country has been the most inspiring and why?
Travelling around the world inspired me a lot but my designs are still very influenced by my Middle Eastern background; I just tend to add an international twist to them.

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