18th-century Qajar period, the Iranian royal dynasty of Turkic origin that ruled Iran
from 1789 to 1925. The Qajar period is particularly known for its unique artistry,
which mixed references to European miniature painting as Persian and European
cultures began to mix during that time thanks to Iran’s strengthening of trade
agreements with Europe. Qajar artists began to re-appropriate European tropes of
the Orient while maintaining references to their Persian past and culture.
The 18-karat white gold rectangular ring is inspired by the Tabatabaei House
which was given the nickname "Bride of Houses" to depict its beauty. The home,
which was built on the request of the affluent Tabatabaei family in the early 18th
century, exhibits the unique creative taste of its architecture. The ring replicates
the beautiful dome with muqarnas decors, painted arabesques, and a light hole in
a chamber of Tabatabaei House. An orange tourmaline sits in the center with
brilliant diamonds surrounding it in a circular motion, replicating the light hole and
then multi-coloured sapphires surrounding the diamonds. The edges are diamonds mimicking the shapes of the coloured windows with rough edges.
Which means “shapes” in Arabic, is a collection filled with movement evocative of the traditional Emirati dwellings' earthy textures and the geometric forms of Dubai's modern high-rises. It is inspired by the refined design of Ain Dubai, the structural expressionism of Burj Al Arab as well as Dubai’s Frame that straddles between the old and new Dubai which Toktam translates into a classic design but with a modern twist.
This collection in 18-Karat gold features designs that emulate articulate geometrical motif with diamonds The diamonds represent the outstanding Dubai lights at night that garners attention and adds an element of wonderstruck when observing the skylines.
myriad qualities of the serpent that has dazzled the human imagination across
time. Through these alluring jewelry pieces Toktam reveals the serpent in its
many species and characters.
in 18-carat yellow gold and decorated in a multitude of variously coloured
gemstones, while the snake’s body and slithering movement is rendered through
a meticulously sculpted design of interlocking curves and coils. At other times
these highly embellished pieces render the snake resting powerfully on its own,
while in other creations the snake’s seductive body delicately encircles the
wearer’s wrist with beauty and intrigue.
oldest accessory pieces of the bridal ensemble, dating as far back as the Greek
and Roman period. In antiquity, the veil was often viewed to guard off evil spirits
that might destroy a bride’s happiness. Through intricately devised jewelry
designs, in this collection Toktam pays tribute to the veil’s past and present
history, incorporating the shape of the veil into white and yellow gold jewelry
designs laden with rubies and diamonds. Part of Toktam’s bridal collection, these
enchanting and delicate pieces are synonymous with the alluring enigmatic
qualities of a veil itself. While historically veils were often used to represent
modesty and purity in religious ceremonies, in contemporary society they have
become an integral modern accessory item that captures the personal style and
beauty of each bride.