Few people know that renowned jewellery maker Annoushka Ducas designed her first piece of jewellery – her very own engagement ring – while living in Hong Kong in the late 1980s. It was here that she discovered her passion for the fine art of haute joaillerie, which ultimately inspired her to create her own brand, the eponymous Annoushka, in 2009.
So it is only fitting that the jewellery designer has just opened her first boutique in Hong Kong. Situated in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central, the flagship boutique is also Annoushka’s first location in Asia.
To mark the special occasion, Annoushka released an exclusive pair of Jade Flamenco Earrings in 18-carat white gold with diamonds. The fan shape of the earrings mirrors the hotel’s logo, and was also inspired by the sensuality and movement of the Flamenco dance.
Ducas was awarded the prestigious Member of the British Empire medal (MBE) in 2012 for her contributions to the jewellery industry.
Her pieces have been worn by a myriad of celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Adele, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Gigi Hadid. Even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the Queen of Jordan, Rania Al-Abdullah, have been spotted wearing bespoke pieces by Annoushka.