Self-taught baker Faaiza Omar launches her first jewellery collection with Charles Greig
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Famous South African self-taught baker Faaiza Omar has partnered with Charles Greig Jewellers to launch her jewellery range. The new Faaiza Omar x Charles Greig is Omar’s first jewellery design.
“There was definitely a need for a standout local luxury collaboration. There hasn’t been one in South Africa for a while, and I saw a gap in the market for exclusive, standout pieces.
“After months of planning, we are ready to launch. Now is the perfect time as we head into the summer season under level 1, with social calendars filling up with events and special occasions,” says Omar.
The collection was inspired by the Beechwood Gardens, one of the best spring destinations in Joburg, where flowers are in full bloom.
“Inspired by Beechwood Gardens and the spring blossom, bumblebees, dragonflies and butterflies, typical of an October day, we have created a collection of jewellery of varying price points. The collection highlights our favourite gemstone and colour - emerald - enhanced by unusual fancy cut diamonds,” says renowned jeweller Greig.
For this collection, Omar worked with rose gold and yellow gold as the base metals to hold her carefully selected gems. She adds that the emeralds are her most revered gemstone in the collection. “The colour represents new beginnings and, in this case, new partnerships,” she says.
The 40-piece collection features earrings, a dedicated ear-cuff range, necklaces, bracelets, pendants and rings.