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!

Our Top 5 Jewellery Picks for Ramadan

Dates, ramadan tents, suhoors, iftars, kaftans, Arabic delicacies and most importantly a festive season to try out some new looks! Everyone has their own style and Ramadan brings an opportunity to mesh together your own style with something Arabesque, something trendy. Fashion is evolving at an alarming rate, and fine jewellery is keeping up with these fast moving trends – lets see if you can keep up too! We have short-listed the top Ramadan looks and accessories for 2017. With iftar and suhoor invites coming in from all sides, sometimes a little inspiration is needed to really make a statement appearance that is both drool and instagram worthy!

  1. Layered Necklaces

New to layering? No, we aren’t talking about layering clothes – based in Dubai we hardly require any layering most of the year! The layering we are referring to is for strands of divine diamond and gemstone jewellery. This Ramadan go all out. Intricate detailing on these long necklaces shine vividly against flowing backdrops of abayas and kaftans. Layering necklaces and chains gives your look a sophisticated edge.

Layered medium to long necklaces are making waves in the fashion world. These necklaces have it all; glamour, elegance and sophistication. Its always fun to mix up a myriad of textures and cuts, this keeps your look fresh and different each time you step out.

  1. Bold Statement Earrings

Earrings have been dominating the catwalks this season, do you want to know why? They are an instant statement, you can miss a ring or bangle but how can anyone miss earrings! They dangle only a few centimeters away from your face which is always the first point of focus. So make sure your make up is on point (head over to Sephora first!) and then its all about the earrings. Our advice this Ramadan is to go for dangling gem stone earrings, chandelier earrings and arabesque talisman earrings. That way you will be the belle of the ball or Ramadan tent!

  1. Anklets

Anklets are considered one of those very discrete accessories but somehow it manages us to make us feel ever so special on the inside! Almost like the inner gooey goodness of that perfect chocolate fondue! We are not just saying that to romanticise anklets, because truth be told there it is really not an attention grabbing item! Another truth is that they actually do make you feel a little glamorous, a little stylish from the inside. Its all about the minimalistic trend with anklets. A single anklet is a western phenomenon which has caught on like wild fire. Step into those 4 inch heels and drape one our sensational anklets around your ankle for an ultra-chic look. Remember a killer pair of heels will focus all the attention to your feet, which is exactly the spotlight your adored anklet needs. Its also key to note that tone down on the rest of the accessories to make your anklet really shine.

  1. Long Necklaces

So will you go for a matinee, opera, princess or lariat? Yes, those are all necklace types! This isn’t going to be a blog post on the encyclopedia of jewellery so lets focus on what the differences are between these necklaces and why we need to know them in the first place! Each necklace type has its prescribed length along with a recommendation for the type of clothing neckline it compliments. The choker and bib have recently gained a lot of popularity with A-list celebrities flaunting them all around the clock! Now, with summer approaching we don’t want tight chokers sticking to our skin! Summer welcomes more flowing, lighter necklaces.

Our pick has to be the mid-length Opera necklace, so versatile and made for layering! The best part is that it compliments most necklines so you can carry it worry free whether you are wearing a plunging V or a turtleneck. The matinee is yet another one on the list this season. Higher necklines support this necklace, which sits at the delicate place right below your collar bone. Have a beautiful collar bone, go for a matinee! It draws attention to all the right places! Only downside of sporting a matinee is that your outfit has to be colour blocked – at least the top half to keep the matinee as the showpiece.

  1. Hand Chains

Chunky metal chains with lots going on…really not your style? Neither is it ours! The new hand chains are sleek, sophisticated and classy. Why? Because hands are in the spotlight and we don’t always need to make the “hey look at me statement”! This is the general inhibition with hand chains that they are too much or we don’t want that much happening on our hands! We have introduced a range of lighter day-wear hand chains that follow the minimalistic trend. A hand chain supported with a light rose gold chain, held by a single diamond with a pastel sun dress – wouldn’t that be just perfect for a coffee date? A single hand chain will keep your hands decked up and looking fabulous all night long, actually all day long too. The comfort level of hand chains has also been enhanced to make you forget that you are even wearing any jewellery. The shape of the hand chains loosely follows the natural shape of ones hand making it an almost “ergonomic” choice.

Talking about hand chains we have to bring in the statement hand chain, its not as metallic and big as you are imagining! Its more arabesque in nature with a focus on yellow gold and semi-precious gemstones. Paired with a colour blocked abaya or kaftan the statement hand chains from Nura are absolutely gorgeous! Rest assured they aren’t for daily wear but when you do wear them they will shower compliments all over you!

Bling at Bride Dubai

La Marquise diamonds sparkled with every twirl and every turn at the Exclusive Bride show at Bride Dubai. Our jewels adorned the majestic creations of some of the best designers ranging from traditional abayas to ethnic wear and white gowns.

The latest trend on the ramp has been to highlight the accessory of the season – earrings. This is exactly what La Marquise did by taking advantage of the up-dos. The ear bling on the models was stunning, our favourite pair of earrings to walk the runway were the pearl and tanzanite dangling earrings that stole the show. Some of the exquisitely designed dresses with those irresistible necklines were calling for some additional bling so a few necklaces also managed to grace the cat walk that night. A big thank you to all the models, designers and organisers for making us a part of this grand event.

Be My Valentine

This Valentines day write your story in diamonds with La Marquise!

Our Be My Valentine collection presents a series of love inspired pendants and bracelets to celebrate the occasion. This collection is inspired by the many facets of love; its infinite depth, sheer power and intensity. There is something for everyone, for the couple with their newly blossomed love to those couples who have golden years to look back to. Love should be celebrated and what better way to celebrate something everlasting like love than with diamonds that really are forever.

Our picks from our Be My Valentine collection are:

Key to your Heart pendant

A dual stranded layered necklace brings to life the concept of holding the key to ones heart. The purity, sanctity and honesty of love are explored in this expression of love embellished with diamonds. The layered necklace is a growing trend that is well encapsulated in this creation.

Move Her Heart

Sitting on a rounded rail, a diamond studded heart moves along this pendant. The moving diamond heart adds an element of playfulness, fun and friendship which forms the basis of every strong relationship. This unique piece is perfect for everyday wear and is sure to move her heart! There is also a variation with a pair of hearts moving along the rounded rail playfully. This design is most suited to those opting for the minimalist look. This design comes as a bracelet as well as a pendant to suit your preference.

Forever Love 

The everlasting notion of love being infinite is highlighted in this pendant. A full diamond embellished pendant and a half diamond pendant are available. Simply tell her how much you love her with this classic yet meaningful piece.

Unlock Love

The key to life is love and with love all is possible. Indulge in love with our diamond encrusted heart lock and key pendant that unlocks a universe of romance, happiness and companionship. Take a risk and tell her you love her with the symbol of love this Valentines!

We have a range of items in this collection, with variations in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold.