Two things influenced my visit at the 6th edition of the Watch and Jewellery fair ‘OroTempo’ at Brussels Expo Palace 3. The Public Talk with ‘His Holiness the Dalai Lama,’ at Palais 12, Brussels Expo, on September 11th, and the brand ‘Womani,’ a name that is familiar to me because of my latest publication ‘Whispers of Oman‘ with mainly W-omani stories.
Always H.H. the Dalai Lama wears his prayer ‘beads.’ “ If there is one iconic item that people often identify with a Buddhist practitioner, it must be the “Mala”, commonly called “Buddha Beads,” one can read on the internet. Another iconic item is the ‘pearl’ that arises from the sea and who has been treasured in ancient times. Both, ‘beads and pearls,’ have meditative and symbolic meanings, both are favored in all religions and beads and pearls became also fashion statements.
Infinite beads : Beads are still used as currency, for religious, for healthy purposes…. In the collection of ‘Rebel and Rose,’ beads in several styles and with several materials are a fashion statement. Beside Europe, the Dutch brand will have next year access to jewelers in Dubai.
On a video, late Buddhist Master Sheng Yen, is happy with beads as fashion statement. ‘At the very least one may find oneself feeling calmer,’ he stated.
Romance with pearls : For ‘Linda Meert’, 25 years manager of Tresoro, a ‘pearl’ jewellery is for all of life, passes from mother to daughter, can be anytime adapted at your own taste. In short, ‘Pearl Jewellery’ is a go with anything, you can always relay on its charms….For ‘Tresoro,’an experienced wholesaler based in Belgium, the possibilities are endless. Their ‘Pearl Jewellery designs’ are available in Jewellery stores. The wedding collection is a romance with pearls.
‘Be Pearl’ is not only a statement. For the Belgium Barbara Louys, manager of By B, wearing pearls is a lifestyle. Since childhood she lives in the atmosphere of creation. Jewellery is a family affair. Her priority lays in the careful selection of the pearls. Then designing starts, she says. It made her travelling to Asia. The allure that pearls possesses starts already from the moment of their creation. And this is a miracle that Barbara Louys together with her team tries to catch and to translate in her designs. Designs she has already in her head.
Women matters : Because of my latest publication ‘Whispers of Oman,’ ‘Womani’ sound familiar to me. Both are about woman matters. Driving force and manager behind ‘Womani’ is the Belgium Kim Maessen. Her media is already for six years her jewellery, first in gold, now in silver. Because ‘Womani,’ want to give all women the opportunity to wear affordable quality jewellery. That’s why the super-feminine collection, in silver, with leather and silk bracelets with clasps, charms and beads excels in versatility.