July 2019 – Dubai, UAE: Velaa Private Island, one of the most ultra-luxurious private island resorts in the world is taking luxury to new heights with the launch of its own bespoke jewellery collection. Velaa Private Island has partnered with Frédéric Béziat of Maison Atelier Loréedubois to create two fine jewellery collections inspired by the beauty of the island – High Jewellery Collection and Turtle Anniversary Collection. The designer, known for conceptualizing private collector pieces, worked with the resort owners, Radka and Jiri Smejc, to create these timeless designs.
In the five years since its inception, Velaa Private Island has emerged as one of the world’s most desirable honeymoon destinations, winning several luxury hospitality awards including the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the top five resorts in the Indian Ocean, the leading Honeymoon Hideaway Resort in the world by Haute Grandeur Global Awards, and the Indian Ocean’s Best Wedding Hotel at Love Travel Awards 2019.
The High Jewellery Collection features ten exclusive designs including the Sea Beauty Necklace which is the masterpiece of the collection. The Sea Beauty Necklace is inspired by the trilogy of colours of the island, the underwater garden and the rhythm of the sea. Some of its most valued stones include round brilliant diamonds and hand-carved onyx.
The High Jewellery Collection follows with an 18K white gold Ocean Lagoon Blue Ring with tanzanites and diamonds, the Parrot Earrings featuring pear-dropped diamonds and a Tropical Garden Bracelet encrusted with emeralds and tsavorites. Beautifully crafted works of art, each individual item is an example of jewellery making at its finest.
The Turtle Anniversary Collection includes stunning designs inspired by the beautiful island creatures – Sea Turtles. This collection is available on the island for guests to purchase. Turtles are an important part of the island’s ethos and each piece has been inspired by a turtle and designed to resemble this ethereal creature.
With its name derived from the generations of sea turtles that flock there to nest and hatch, Velaa Private Island captures the hearts of all who visit the tropical constellation of islands that form Noonu Atoll in the Maldives. An intimate and contemporary haven, a mere 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé, Velaa Private Island has just 47 luxurious villas created in synergy with the island’s verdant vegetation and lagoon views.
Of all the luxuries that Velaa Private Island has to offer, its privacy is perhaps its greatest asset, making it the perfect destination for honeymooners. The Romantic Pool Residence which can only be reached by boat, allows for even more exclusivity. A one- bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with unparalleled views of the ocean provides guests with their own dedicated butler and the opportunity to arrange a private chef. The rooms open onto expansive terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool and sunken bath all look out towards the horizon. Dine inside or over the water in a gazebo or enjoy sundowners on the oversized daybeds. With a personal gym and spa treatment rooms inside the residence there is little reason to leave.