Treasures of the Rub’ al Khali

Treasures of the Rub’ al Khali. Rings in white, yellow and rose gold.

The ancient trade routes which led through the Arabia Felix (Flourishing/Happy Arabia), with nearing Silk Road and legends of the Lost City of Ubar (Atlantis of the Sands), are a potent source for imagination.

Treasures of the Rub’ al Khali is a collection of jewellery objects inspired by the dunes of the Rub’ al Khali (Empty Quarter), the sand desert of the Arabian Peninsula. The forms follow free-flowing shapes of the vast territories of the wind-created sandy landscapes. Ever-flowing, ever-changing, unattainable and passing.

Treasures of the Rub’ al Khali. Silver.

Passages of time in relation to the landscape, captured in ever-changing sand dunes are a great fascination of mine. I work on a series of body objects that try to reflect on and mimic those transitions. The rings are done in gold and silver. It is an ongoing series.

Dominika Durtan
Treasures of the Rub’ al Khali. Three colours of gold: white, yellow & rose with Greenland rubies.