Syra Arts & Azza Fahmy Jewelry Showcase
Syra Arts co-founders Sylvia van Vliet Ragheb and Randa Fahmy hosted an intimate, invite-only Azza Fahmy jewelry show at the presidential suite of the Capella hotel in Georgetown last week.
Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while perusing Fahmy’s newest jewelry line, The Suma Collection. The limited edition collection pays tribute to legendary Egyptian singer Om Kulthoum. The collection was inspired by the icon’s influential persona and many of her individual jewelry items.
Azza Fahmy‘s celebrity fans include Rihanna and Gillian Anderson, who are drawn to the bold designs, decorative calligraphy and precious stones and metals that characterize the brand. For over 40 years, Azza has produced unique, handcrafted pieces that reflect the rich history of Egypt. You can browse the Suma Collection here, and all pieces are available to purchase online. Wouldn’t this statement collar necklace be gorgeous for a holiday party?! The gold inscription reads “You are the hope of my life.”
Longtime art collectors, Ragheb and Fahmy founded Syra Arts to promote contemporary Egyptian and Middle Eastern art in the U.S. The art agency, with galleries in Cairo and D.C., represents some of Egypt’s leading contemporary painters and sculptors and helps these artists penetrate the U.S. art market.
Next month, the Georgetown gallery will showcase the “Soaring Spirits” exhibit, with work from acclaimed Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib. Her work will be on display from Dec. 10 to Jan. 10.
Erica Moody is a Louisiana-born writer who’s called D.C. home since 2010. In addition to fashion writing, she covers social events, edits The Citron Review literary journal and is working on a novel. Erica holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University.