The Stunning December Bride: Noor Odeh

Everyone has been talking about that beautiful December bride, Noor Odeh. Noor gives everyone a chance to have a look at her precious moments of choosing her favorite diamonds for her big day. To match her dreamy bridal dress, she picked out a stunning V-shaped diamond necklace that complemented both her off-shoulder V neckline and the overall contemporary yet princess look. Noor mixed and matched her jewellery by choosing separate statement earrings that sparkled through her beautiful light brown tresses. The earrings added some bling without taking away the sophisticated elegance she wanted to obtain by not overdoing the jewellery. Noor was sporting a tennis bracelet when she visited and wanted to have that same touch of classic elegance on her big day. So she chose a tennis bracelet with some bigger diamonds to ensure they made an impact. When in doubt always go with a tennis bracelet; a classic accessory you can’t go wrong with. It was the final touch to Noor’s look and she looked absolutely stunning as a bride!

Watch this video by Mo4 Network that beautifully captures Noor Odeh and her diamond-studded moments at La Marquise at Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.

La Marquise products in focus: Diamond fantasy necklace and ring, Classic statement earrings and Tennis bracelet.

 

Bride-To-Be Guide

As a bride you have to make so many decisions. Starting from the colour of your gown, to its style, veil or no veil, hairstyle, bouquet colour, hanging or holding bouquet, bracelet or watch, the perfect shoes and so forth. The choices are endless, as are the combinations. We have summarised our top bridal jewellery looks here, visit our Pinterest boards for more bride-to-be ideas.

The Traditional Bride

You are going for that classic, graceful and timeless look. Possibly wearing a gown passed through the generations or a bespoke gown that has that vintage look. You want to feel like a traditional bride and keep it as close to home as possible. Classic goes a long way and certain styles will always be considered timeless.

The Contemporary Bride

If you are that independent, bold and fashion forward girl then a trendy bridal set is what you are looking for. A sleek wedding gown designed by only the finest designer will complement our a la mode diamond set.

The No Fuss Bride

You want it to be an elegant and close-knit family affair with none of the drama. Nonetheless your gown will be just perfect accompanied with solitaire studs or diamond drop earrings. Perhaps even a simple tennis necklace and bracelet. It’s all about comfort, minimalism and you as your original self – not hidden behind an enormous gown or a ton of makeup.

The Princess Bride

It is your big day, dress up to your hearts desire! Go all out! If this is you then you want something thats elaborate, royal and just pure glamour! No one will judge you, you’re the bride so dress up and get decked up with our fabulous diamond sets.

With a range of 150 plus bridal sets, there is sure to be something for you at our boutiques! But we know its your big day so we can custom create your dream jewellery. With our award-winning design team your thoughts can be brought to life at our manufacturing facility in Dubai.

So dream away, and let us take care of the rest!

Be Christmas-y

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Its that time of the year when the red and green in your wardrobe hits the streets! Fuzzy, warm sweaters, striped stockings, boots, a festive scarf, you name it! Why not dress up your accessories with some festive cheer? We have just the thing to make everyday Christmas-y!

Keep it trendy with a charming snowflake nestled on a choker. This is our favourite accessory for the festive season. Be fashionable and festive at the same time! If you prefer classic over trendy, don’t worry for we have the ideal piece for you. Experience pure elegance with our exquisite diamond tennis bracelet boasting cushion cut diamonds.

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How about taking all the Christmas elements and wearing them on your charm bracelet? You will literally jingle all the way! For subtle Christmas charm choose the part of Christmas that makes you smile and wear it as a pendant. It could be a snowflake, a reindeer, some Christmas stockings, Santa himself, a snowman and the list is endless! Our pick is the Christmas tree pendant and adorable Snowman.

This weekend bring on the Christmas cheer with some truly festive jewels!

‘Tis the Season

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With Christmas just around the corner, here are some unique Christmas presents for your loved ones. Whether it’s a reindeer, snowman, snowflake or Santa on his sleigh – our charms collection has it all! Wear it as a brooch, a pendant or let it dangle free from your charm bracelet! Choose your favourite Festive element and spread the joy.

This Christmas give your loved ones something truly memorable. Something thats more than just a gift. Did you know Tanzanite is gemstone of the month for December? This radiant blue gemstone is one of the rarest known gemstones. Its iridescent violet blue hues are mesmerising and when combined with diamonds – there are no words to explain the beauty! Tanzanite rings are the perfect frosty jewel for the festive season for her! Make the right statement with your gifts this Christmas.

Award Winning Diamond Bangle

La Marquise took part in a Heritage Jewellery Design competition in Dubai. The competition revolved around the concept of bringing back jewels of traditional times. Jewellery back in the day was very much inspired by surroundings and materials available. With this challenge the La Marquise team set to work to develop a unique and beautiful design that brought to life the rich heritage of the region.

Inspiration & Design

The inspiration for our award winning design is from the traditional art of basket weaving from “Al Khous” which are dried palm fronds. The interwoven braids are reminiscent of the rich culture of the region and what used to be its’ primary industry; pearl fishery. The bangle amalgamates the raw “Al Khous” and the woven “Al Khous” to mimic the wondrous nature of the craft of basket weaving. The bangle was designed as an ode to this craft that countless Arab generations have practised. An artistic piece, the bangle consists of strands of gold (original form of “Al Khous”) stemming from the diamond band, whilst the diamond band is the end product; weaved “Al Khous”.

The Result

La Marquise was awarded as one of the winners of the Jewellery Design Competition at the VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show. Our talented jewellery designer was all smiles as he proudly held his creation!

Top Trending Engagement Rings

Take comfort in the fact that nowadays the engagement ring trend is quite diverse, you have so many options to choose from! It is no longer just that round brilliant cut diamond ring that fits the description, people are edging towards more unique designs, cuts and stones. But a diamond is a must, whatever type of engagement ring you choose.

Selecting an engagement ring is more than just a sentimental decision. It is a ring that you will be wearing everyday hence you need to be sure of its versatility, whether it can be worn daily and most importantly if it suits your hand in terms of size and colour. Remember, it is not always the biggest diamond that looks the best!

Lets have a look at the popular engagement trends for the fashion savvy brides to be!

Twin Rings: The Perfect Pair

This particular style of engagement rings is considered quite a wise and fashion forward move as you can buy your engagement ring with a matching wedding band. This way you get the freedom to wear both your special rings together. Who wants to go through the dilemma of whether to wear the wedding band or engagement ring? These twin rings are available in a range of styles from contemporary to classic. You can even mix and match the band and ring. The band in these twin rings is usually an Eternity ring. Eternity rings symbolise eternal love with an infinite loop of diamonds.

Twin rings are stunning on their own and a perfect pair together.

The Big Look: Touch Bands

Looking for an engagement ring that dazzles all? This is the one! The ideal choice if you are looking for that glamorous “big” look. These diamond interlocking rings with an effortlessly smooth twist design are ultra stylish! They fit together like a puzzle and look like one piece when worn together. For the Diva in you, touch bands are the way to go.

Rosy Pink Hues of Gold

Rose gold appears to be a leading trend in fine jewellery recently and is the colour of the season. Its subtle warm glow with hues of pink complements all skin tones. Rose gold has a sophisticated and romantic essence which looks stunning when paired with white diamonds. Even if you want that classic ring style, go for rose gold as it will give your ring that touch of individuality.

How to Layer Jewellery?

There’s no doubt that the jewellery layering trend is huge at the moment and what we love is the versatility it brings to the table!  Being an established brand in the jewellery and fashion industry, we have a few tips and tricks for easy layering to mix and match your jewels.

Layering helps put life into your ordinary outfit, and possibly give it a personality of its own. When layering chains, here are a few things you may want to consider.

Watch your layering length

You can layer with different lengths to fill your neckline and add some sophistication to your outfit. Keep in mind, wearing necklaces of different lengths allow each of them to stand out individually and prevents tangling.

Add a pendant for some pop

Pendants can break up the chains and give your look a more visually focused point. This is especially useful when you’re layering similar length chains, since pendant positioning will allow them to stand out from one another.

Meddle with metal

If you’re layering thin chains, then we’d recommend you to group the same metal of the same colour or texture, to give your outfit a more cohesive look. Chunky necklaces can also be used to create a sort of collar effect, which will allow more attention to be drawn to your face.

Now when it comes to layering bracelets and bangles, we have a number of rules;

The rule of numbers

It’s best if you wear big bold bangles in pairs of two, whereas thinner bangles are usually worn in odd numbers. Focus the spotlight on one wrist so that you can wear as many bracelets as you’d like on one wrist and leave the other one bare.

Mix it up and have the best of all the worlds

Give yourself a funky stack by mixing up bracelets with chunky bangles. We recommend varying the thickness and shapes of your bracelets to make sure they stand out and add to your outfit. However, if you prefer wearing bracelets that are similar in thickness and shape, you can create a focal point by embedding bracelets with gemstones. Adding a stone colour accents your stack.

Mirror the stack

For a more symmetrical stack, begin with a center bangle and work your way through by adding the same bangles on either side of your centerpiece.

So if you’re into this kind of trend, here are some layering and stacking options that have been handpicked for you!