Where We Are Going Today: Qormuz Jewelry

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Updated 21 December 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Qormuz Jewelry

  • Qormuz produces brooches adorned with a natural pearl to turn a simple

JEDDAH: Designers behind Saudi brand Qormuz have been putting some natural sparkle into the jewelry range.

With a focus on heritage and legacy, the product designs are simple, using the bark of agarwood (or oud in the Arab world) — a fragrant, dark resinous wood used in incense and perfume — to give a unique look to jewelry items.

A small fragment of bark forms the centerpiece to rings, bracelets and necklaces, incorporated with gold, precious stones such as onyx or rose quartz, or wrapped sections of braided leather.

Qormuz also produces brooches adorned with a natural pearl to turn a simple, everyday look into one of elegance and style.

The designers provide perfumes infused with oils such as cardamom, lemon, musk, sandalwood, and saffron, carefully mixed with the oud to give an aromatic and adventurous feel to the jewelry.


What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

Updated 16 January 2021

What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us.
After the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Times-bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo found herself in conversation with Americans around the country, pondering one central question: How did we get here?
Oluo answers that question by pinpointing white men’s deliberate efforts to subvert women, people of color, and the disenfranchised. Through research and interviews, Oluo investigates the backstory of America’s growth, from immigrant migration to our national ethos around ingenuity, from the shaping of economic policy to the protection of sociopolitical movements that fortify male power. In the end, she shows how white men have long maintained a stranglehold on leadership and sorely undermined the pursuit of happiness for all, according to a review at goodreads.com.