TheFace: Rabaa Al-Angari, jewelry designer

TheFace: Rabaa Al-Angari, jewelry designer
Rabaa Al-Angari. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 13 May 2018

TheFace: Rabaa Al-Angari, jewelry designer

TheFace: Rabaa Al-Angari, jewelry designer
  • Al-Angari: When designing my first collection, I thought of things that might describe the idea of humanity
  • Al-Angari: My vision for my jewelry is for it to be timeless

Rabaa Al-Angari: Youra is my fine jewelry brand, which is based in Riyadh. The name comes from the Arabic word for “be seen,” which reflects the process of moving from the invisible world of ideas to the visible world.

My vision for my jewelry is for it to be timeless, something you can wear all the time, all year round, not limited to a certain occasion or look. My collections are inspired by my life and the beauty surrounding us. Sometimes this appears clearly, other times it is disguised and hard to see, which is when the heart plays a part in sensing and feeling it.

I find beauty in small things that carry with them a lot of meaning: symbols, words, stories, culture, peace, melody, music, poetry, dance, exploring the world, people and the planet.

Everyone has a story to tell, experiences to share, and a dream. Everyone can read each item of jewelry based on their experiences and imagination, which is what makes each piece a work of art.

When designing my first collection, I thought of things that might describe the idea of humanity — and the word that came to mind was “oneness.” I couldn’t find a more beautiful description than “happy color” to explain what this amazing oneness means.

I carried a love of jewelry with me from childhood. I read every article I could, went to many stores, becoming more determined to create my own, until that day in 2012 when I started my first sketch. Something happened in me — it was like my hand said, “Yes, where have you been all these years?” I started imagining and designing, but postponed the idea of having a jewelry brand for reasons bigger than me. I knew it would happen one day, however.

In 2014, the dream came true. You know what they say: When it’s time, it’s time. So I set off on my path, and what a wonderful path it is. It is like everything has fallen into place, and I treat my designs as if they are my own cute kids.


Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

Updated 46 min 45 sec ago

Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 357 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 70

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 10 new COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, raising the total number of fatalities to 5,940.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 234 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 358,336 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 4,158 remain active and 596 in critical condition.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 70, followed by Makkah with 42, the Eastern Province with 35, Madinah recorded 27, and Qassim confirmed 17 cases.
The ministry also announced that 357 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 348,238.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected around 65.3 million people globally and the death toll has exceeded 1.5 million.