The British Museum has commissioned jewellery designer Sima Vaziry to create a new jewellery collection.
The range has been commissioned to support the museum’s upcoming Egypt – Faith after the Pharaohs exhibition, which covers Egypt’s journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land, and tells the story of how a world of many gods changed to worship one God.
Vaziry’s collection has been inspired by this subject and the pieces will be on display and sale at the Grenville shop in the British Museum as well as their online shop from October 29 2015 – February 7 2016.
Vaziry’s One range symbolically represents three religions and one God. The coin shapes in these pieces feature the word ‘One’ in Hebrew, Coptic and Arabic.
In the designer’s new Earth range three different coloured beads made from gems found naturally in the region represent the three religions. The gold bead features a date palm tree which grows in the area, symbolizing the land.
Elsewhere the Faith collection uses intersecting curves to represent the three religions, sharing the land, with one God in the centre. The circular base motif is based on the date palm tree which grows in the area and symbolizes the land.
Jessica Rose, Director at the London Jewellery School, Jessica Rose, comments: “Sima Vaziry is an exciting, new, up and coming talent. Her work is exquisitely handcrafted and she has a true eye for design – she is an inspirational British jewellery artist and I am certain there is much more to see from her in the future.”