- Lebanese designers
- jewelry design
Achrafieh, Beirut district
Since the 18th century, the Mouzannar family has been established as leading fine jewelers in the Middle East. In the 1950s, the late Aziz Mouzannar and his brother Walid made significant contributions to the transformation of Beirut’s Jeweler’s Souk, positioning it as a main jewelry destination for the whole Middle East.
The creations made by the house of Aziz and Walid Mouzannar are inspired by Middle Eastern traditions and antiquity with a contemporary feel, making them timeless classics sought for their high value and emotional substance.
Walid Mouzannar, educated in the field of law, leads with his lively personality which endeared him to the loyal clientele base, both nationally and internationally. Walid is the strategic link between the six generations of the fine jewelry lineage. He has brought wisdom, innovation and imagination to the brand, maintaining the highest level of standards.
Today, the company is helmed by Walid, and the sixth generation of Mouzannars, Claude, Dory, Rhea and Alia. They share a passion for the beautiful craft through high-end creations while placing their talents under the same signature, Aziz and Walid Mouzannar. This seal, steeped in history, is in itself a guaranty of value, trust and quality preserved by the two main designers, Dory and Alia.
Dory Mouzannar joined the family business in 1991 after receiving his degree in economics in London and specializing in gemology. His artistic vision and sense of perfection led him to put together a skilled team of workers and renewed the company workshops. His designs introduce modernity to traditional jewelry, creating a timeless and unique character within each individual piece. Keeping in line with his ancestor’s heritage, Dory puts his heart into his work with a daring style oriented towards seduction.
Alia Mouzannar studied architecture before embracing jewelry design in 2003. In addition to her rigorous training, she has a wide visual culture and a passion for contemporary art which inspires her creations. Her pieces are characterized by an exceptional sense of proportion, harmony, poetry, humour and a free spirit. Emotional value combined with luxury and glamour is inherent to her unique jewelry. Alia Mouzannar has won several awards and accolades, including the SDE Award for the HRD 2011 contest in Shanghai.