Commissioned for “Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts” exhibition in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Yodh, meaning hand in both Phoenician and Arabic, was inspired by the ancient and powerful symbol which is still believed to impart happiness, luck, health and good fortune to its possessor. Five distinct silver rings were created to bring into relief different letters of the Phoenician script – chosen because it is one of the ancient languages of her country of origin, Lebanon, and has influenced Arabic, the main national language.

“This project embodies my continuous quest to bridge my graphic design and jewelry design practices. As I was initially trained as a graphic designer, letters and scripts are an interesting source of inspiration for my jewelry work.”