As the saying goes: diamonds are a girl's best friend. For Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum, however, diamonds and jewellery in general are much more than that. Her interest in diamonds and her personal use of jewellery were catalysts to her becoming a jewelry designer. Each morning, the young royal puts on unique pieces, picked to complement her look and, more importantly, to reflect her inner strength. It is this daily ritual that was the inspiration behind her recently launched line, Sana Al Maktoum Fine Jewellery, which offers the most striking of pieces designed to give women a sense of empowerment.
In March of this year, the 21-year-old royal unveiled her debut collection entitled "My Treasure," a set of 13 jewellery pieces, with variants including rings, necklaces, and bracelets, each carefully crafted with gold and ethically sourced pave ́-set diamonds and sapphires. The collection was envisioned as an homage to her late grandmother whom she looked up to as a trailblazer who set her own path, and who was an advent jewellery collector herself.
Through her collection, Her Highness Sheikha Al Maktoum wants to share her late grandmother's story to the world while, simultaneously, making women feel just as empowered. In fact, an occurring theme in her collection are butterflies, which symbolize her grandmother whom she considers her "guardian butterfly."
According to a recent article by National, Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum holds a grading course at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which she earned at the young age of 17. She also took another course at the International Gemological Institute, and was a frequent visitor to Dubai’s Gold Souk, where she would visit without anyone knowing her, taking her time to acquire all the knowledge she could about jewellery.
Currently, her Sana Al Maktoum Fine Jewellery is set to showcase the collection at a pop-up event, which will be held at the Christie’s Gallery in DIFC, in Dubai, from May 5th to May 12th 2021. This will be the first time that the collection will be available for public viewing, although visitors will be required to book an appointment with Christie's office.