Fine jewelry and watch company, Mouawad, has announced the release of the new Leila Collection of jewelry. Named after the mother of the company’s current Co-Guardians, Fred and Pascal Mouawad, the series of pendants, earrings and rings are made of white gold and precious gems based on a design suggested by Leila Mouawad. The Leila Collection will be available in boutiques across the Middle East.
According to Fred Mouawad in a company press statement, “Leila Collection brings to our boutiques a new selection of luxury accessories that are ideal for women of style and taste, just like the lady whose name the collection carries, my mother Leila.” He added, “A true connoisseur and passionate about beautiful jewellery, our mother has worked with Mouawad master jewellers to inspire this contemporary and versatile design that fits well with the most elegant eveningwear or enhances a more casual style.”
The items range in price from $6,613 to $17,706, and will be available in all Mouawad boutiques in the region, including the newly opened flagship stores in Jeddah, Doha, and Kuwait City.
Mouawad was founded in 1890 by Lebanese jeweler David Mouawad. The company’s leadership has been carried down through successive generations of Guardians. Today’s Co-Guardians are the fourth generation. Since 1990, the company has earned three Guinness World Records. In 1990, third generation Guardian Robert Mouawad purchased the Mouawad Splendour, the world’s largest pear-shaped diamond, weighing 101.84 carats. In 2003, the company created the Very Sexy Fantasy Bra, the world’s most expensive piece of lingerie at $11 million. The company also earned the record for the world’s most valuable handbag with the $3.8 million Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse.