Gold Byzantine Bibi Earrings
Gold Byzantine Bibi Earrings
The Byzantine collection is inspired by the delicate carved wooden latticework found on Mashrabiyas, wooden windows adorning homes, palaces, public and sacred places in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. These intricate carved details are traditional elements used in Arabic architecture since the middle ages. They convey protection, freshness, peace, quietness and beauty.
Our Byzantine collection is made of etched metal, creating beautifully textured and unique surfaces.
Gold plated items - also called Gold Vermeil - will fade overtime depending on how often you wear the piece. Avoid close contact of gold plated pieces with perfume or chemicals and try not to swim or shower with them as chlorine can permanently damage or discolour your gold vermeil jewellery. Polishing gold plated items will only make the fading process worse. If you would like your piece to be professionally cleaned, re polished and /or re plated, please email us before sending it to us.
The best way to clean pieces with gemstones such as amethyst, tourmaline, citrine, smoky quartz, topaz and garnet is to dip them in soapy water, remove the dirt with a soft brush and rince well. Avoid exposure to heat.
Pearls are more porous than most of the gems. Avoid any contact with perfume and wipe them clean with a soft cloth after wearing them as natural body oils can change their color.
Meet The Designer
Mariam Andrawiss is the creative director and founder of Maro. Mariam has lived in London for over 15 years and has nurtured a life-long passion for style, art and beauty. She designs exquisite and unique jewelry for equally exquisite and unique women. Born from a Egyptian father and French mother and brought up in the suburb of Paris, Mariam blends international influences into her jewelry. Her work combines traditional techniques with sleek, contemporary linear details, creating unique compositions. Her creations are best characterised as timeless, elegant and easy to wear. Lightness, simplicity, tinkle and sparkle are essential elements Mariam brings into her pieces. She has trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and is an Alumni of the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Prior to jewelry design, Mariam has trained as a scientist, and holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her fascination for the beauty of nature and her scientific background gave Mariam a strong aesthetic sense and a natural ease and interest in understanding and exploring the various technical and delicate aspects involved in jewelry design and making. Maro’s pieces are all handmade in Mariam’s North London based studio, using ethically sourced material. Maro’s collections all have their own signature design, and unmistakably convey a sense of ancient heritage that you will treasure forever and pass on to your loved ones.