Jewelers

AZZA FAHMY – THE MOST FAMOUS JEWELER IN EGYPT

Rising Lotus Cuff.
Rising Lotus Cuff.

Azza Fahmy is Egypt’s most famous jeweler.

Making jewelry from precious metals is one of the oldest industries in Egypt, dating back to the times of the pharaohs. The jewelry industry is developed and rapidly growing in the country even today. Hundreds of jewelry stores offer customers a variety of gold and silver jewelry.
However, if you are interested in the most colorful and unique jewelry, you will certainly hear the name Azza Fahmy.

18kt Gold and Sterling Silver; beaded with Tanzanite.
18kt Gold and Sterling Silver; beaded with Tanzanite.

This woman opened a jewelry store in the Egyptian capital back in 1969. Since then, she has constantly improved her skills and has become a famous jewelry designer not only in her country, but throughout the world.

Fahmy graduated from the London Polytechnic Institute in the mid-70s, but, according to her, she received her main education in the Cairo markets, learning the craft from local jewelers for two years.

Fahmy draws inspiration for his works from folklore, examples from the pharaonic period, as well as from Ottoman traditions. Her jewelry is mostly large and heavy, sometimes openwork, richly decorated with precious stones. Among them are unique sculptural rings, long necklaces, cuff bracelets, and earrings with bold shapes.

18kt Gold Ottoman Bangle engraved with the calligraphy.
18kt Gold Ottoman Bangle engraved with the calligraphy.

Fahmy’s work can be seen at fashion shows in London and New York. Azza Fahmy works with fashion brands such as Julien McDonald, Preen and Matthew Williamson, always finding a common language and mutual understanding with them in combining jewelry with the texture of fabrics and forms of clothing. Her products are popular among movie and show business stars who value refined craftsmanship and oriental exoticism. Among her clients are the notorious Barbadian singer Rihanna and the English soul singer, poet and actress Joss Stone.

18kt Gold and Sterling Silver bangle inspired by patterns found in the the Mausoleum of Sultan al Mansur Qalawun.
18kt Gold and Sterling Silver bangle inspired by patterns found in the the Mausoleum of Sultan al Mansur Qalawun.

According to Fahmy, her goal is not only to create new jewelry, but also to raise a new generation of jewelry designers in Egypt. The Azza Fahmy Design Studio operates in Cairo, where those interested can take a course in jeweler’s skills.

Azza Fahmy The 18kt Gold Falahy Stone Earrings are inscribed with our classic calligraphy
The 18kt Gold Falahy Stone Earrings are inscribed with our classic calligraphy

The craftswoman’s daughter, Amina Gali, also takes part in work on her mother’s projects.

Azza Fahmy 18kt Gold and Sterling Silver; set with an array of stone options.
18kt Gold and Sterling Silver; set with an array of stone options.
Azza Fahmy 18 Kt Gold and Sterling Silver stackable classic bangle adorned with calligraphy and semi precious stones.
18 Kt Gold and Sterling Silver stackable classic bangle adorned with calligraphy and semi precious stones.
Azza Fahmy 18kt Gold and Sterling Silver Necklace.
18kt Gold and Sterling Silver Necklace.
Sterling silver. Inscribed with 'الوصال' ‘Union’
Sterling silver. Inscribed with ‘الوصال’ ‘Union’
Azza Fahmy 18kt Gold; set with Diamonds paired with Rubies, Emeralds or Sapphires.
18kt Gold; set with Diamonds paired with Rubies, Emeralds or Sapphires.
Azza Fahmy The 18Kt Gold and Sterling Silver Abdel Wahab Necklace is adorned with geometric and floral motifs.
The 18Kt Gold and Sterling Silver Abdel Wahab Necklace is adorned with geometric and floral motifs.
Azza Fahmy 18kt Gold; set with an array of stone options.
18kt Gold; set with an array of stone options.
Azza Fahmy Sterling Silver; set with an array of stone options.
Sterling Silver; set with an array of stone options.