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Creating The Aquaray Collection

October 7, 2013

After numerous months of creating and perfecting our latest limited edition collection, we proudly present an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our dazzling Aquaray Collection as revealed by our head designer Clare Pardoe.

Inspired by Dubai’s great underwater worlds including The Atlantis Aquarium and The Dubai Mall Aquarium is where Clare first became intrigued by the beauty and elegance of the manta ray.

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Upon acquiring additional insight, Clare discovered that the manta ray represents a deeper understanding of the human subconscious and invites one to trust their inner guide and instincts. She loves the way this amazing creature moves under water, capturing the imagination and guiding one to another world of mystery and intrigue.

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The graceful movement of rays in the water inspired a collection that is designed to float across the body, adorning it in the shimmering greens and blues of the sea.

Stingray Ear Cuff - Yellow Gold

After artistically sketching the pieces by hand, Clare set about creating these amazing designs with the advanced software assistance of CAD (Computer Aided Design). This unique software ensures the absolute precision of each piece from creation to completion.


1Examples of the CAD layouts

Each intricately designed piece was printed in 3D to create moulds to later cast in 18 carat gold.

20130114_122541_resizedExample of 3D Print – Aquaray Pendant

Stones have been carefully selected to achieve the perfect blend of colours; as shown below in an image of the Ear Cuff with Yellow Sapphires, Green Tsavourites and Emeralds.

Yellow Sapphires, Tsavourites and Aquaray - Phioro Jewellery

Aquaray Earring Cuff Construction - Phioro Jewellery

A blend of Topaz, Tanzanites & Amethyst were chosen to create the Aquaray Earrings and Pendant version seen in White Gold. The results display a mesmerising mix of tranquil sea blues and violets, which have already resulted in pre-orders prior to the official collection launch.

Aquaray Pendant - choosing stones - fine jewellery

Aquaray Ring and Earrings - Tanz and TopazAlways a master in crafting additional unique design details; Clare incorporated the patterns from stingray skin into the underneath mould of each Aquaray Pendant. This results in a striking piece of fine jewellery that may be worn both with or without stones – depending on one’s personal style preference or mood.

Aquaray Pendant - by Phioro

Phioro Jewellery Aquaray Ring with W Gold & DiamondsDouble Aquaray Ring in 18ct Gold, Charcoal Sapphires and Diamonds

We’re thrilled with the results and hope that you enjoy this new collection as well. Visit our website for more details on Aquaray, or contact us at Interested guests may also book a private viewing at our new showroom located at 2602 Fortune Executive Tower, Cluster T, JLT, Dubai, UAE.


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