My oldest sister came to me, when I just started taking orders of customized jewelry, and asked me to custom-design a ring for her husband in celebration of their 7th marriage anniversary. The only thing she mentioned is that she wanted it to be wide with their first initials, and the number 7. The letters are “ع” for عمر (Omar) and “ب” for بسمه (Besma). I wanted the ring to be personal for only Besma and Omar; representing them as a married couple. To me, a ring tells a lot about the person wearing it. Since I know my brother-in-law very well, I know exactly what he would love to wear. As I mentioned before, my sister said that he would love it if the ring is wide. Wide rings sometimes can be uncomfortable to wear, so I decided on having a 1 cm wide ring, and have the two letters and the number 7 to be within the given measurement. I wanted the design to reflect my personal design sense with elegance, yet in a masculine way. A little bit of May in it as I always say. I chose a typeface for a template on designing my own calligraphy; it has modern structured elements and is more geometrical, and is less feminine. There is no specific front or backside of the ring; it could be worn on all sides. The two letters are on one side near each other, and the number 7 is on the opposite side. The sides between the letters and the number are plain. There is a small gap between the two letters, which represent a stop sign. It means that their marriage is infinite and it’s only between these two letters. The number 7 is between Besma and Omar, which represent their attachment for 7 years.
Yes my family and friends supported me to start my jewelry business. But mostly I think its love. I'm in love, and that's all I need! I love every single piece I sold. I sketched the design and saw it executed into a beautiful piece. It hurts just a little bit to sell it away, but I'm more pleased to see it worn and cherished. My goal is to make people happy and feel special. I want people to see how personal it is to me to design jewelry just for them. Every piece I have designed and sold has little bit of May in them.