MKS Jewellery is forever storytelling, with each collection having its very own anecdote.

‘Sea Signs’ is part of the Al Otaiba collection, inspired by H.H. Sheikha Mariam bin Khalifa bin Saif Al Nayan’s great grandfather, which translates to ‘The King of Pearls’. Each piece within the collection looks to tell stories of Sheikha Mariam’s ancestry, honoring UAE heritage and bringing it to the present through modern interpretations.

Proudly using Emirati pearls as well as the classic mother of pearl, the handcrafted creations are a marriage of past and present through the stories they tell and through their thoughtful design. The collection; comprised of necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, incorporates five storylines that reference back to the nation’s pearl heritage and reflect on Otaiba in different ways, all the while keeping a contemporary feel and elevated aesthetic in order to speak to new generations.

"Emirati pearl and mother of pearls are so precious to us, they speak of the colors of our sea and the color of the earth, where our ancestors are buried, and where we find roots to grow.

How beautiful the color of our home, how unique is its glow." - HRH Sheikha Mariam Saif Al Nahyan


When pearl divers were out at sea, they would use a compass and look up at the stars to locate where they were. With a design inspired by the compass, MKS Jewellery’s Sea Signs are decorated with sparkling diamond stars, reminiscent of those same magical stars we imagine Otaiba looked at, to remind the wearer to always follow her dreams and to never stop the pursuit in finding her own magic.

Source: Z.Seven