In the five years since its inception, Velaa Private Island has emerged as one of the top five destinations in the world. In honor of this auspicious achievement, they have partnered with globally renowned artist, Frédéric Béziat of Maison Atelier Loréedubois, to create two jewellery collections inspired by the dazzling colour palette and the sheer magic that surrounds this iconic resort.
Exclusively designed for Velaa Private Island, the first limited edition collection pairs owners Radka and Jiri Smejc’s passion for high-jewellery with the artistry of Frédéric Béziat and the beauty of Maldivian nature. Capturing the distinctive white sands and cerulean sea, the collection consists of just 10 designs including a bespoke, one of a kind. Pieces include the Ocean Lagoon Blue Ring crafted with tanzanite, diamonds and 18 carat white gold, Parrot Earrings with pear dropped diamonds and the Tropical Garden Bracelet created with emeralds and tsavorites, 18 carat white gold, ebony and and eight round cut diamonds.
Heralded as avant-garde, the Maison Loréedubois produces exclusive, collectible pieces in limited quantities, designed for elite and private collectors. Offering the perfect synergy between precious stones and refinement of the island, the partnership with Loréedubois conveys the attention to detail and personalization for which Velaa is renowned.
An opportunity to exhibit the spirit of Velaa across the globe, this one and only collection will travel from continent to continent, materializing the azure of the lagoon, vibrant verdure, chalk sand and light of the sun with the gems that have been carefully selected, set and hallmarked. Famed for his work combining Art Nouveau and Art Déco in perfect symmetry, Béziat. Is a distinguished jeweler for some of the world’s top buyers - including the Sultan of Oman. On this endeavour, he worked closely alongside owner’s Radka and Jiri Smejc, who were deeply involved in each stage of the design and manufacture.
The second collection, known as ‘The Turtle Anniversary Collection’ is an ongoing collection that is available on the island. Inspired by the generations of sea turtles that flock to Velaa Private Island to nest and hatch and from which Velaa takes its name, this signature line is designed around the shape of a turtle as a signature motif guests can purchase these extraordinary new pieces at the resort to take home and remind them of their stay.
Home to the largest wine collection and only drone-free island of Maldives’, Velaa Private Island continues to push boundaries. Having emerged in the last five years as the ultra-luxe haven for the world’s most discerning holidaymakers, the resort has successfully achieved its vision to create a destination in a category entirely of its own. Quickly gathering a collection of notable accolades, Velaa has been awarded both ‘Best Resort’ and ‘Best New Resort in the Maldives’ as well as ‘Best Wedding Hotel in the Maldives’ and now boasts a reputation that continues to redefine the Maldivian experience, following a multi-million investment to build the resort from scratch five years ago.
Rates at Velaa Private Island for the Beach Pool Villa start at $4,700 (approx. £3,590) per night. For more information and/or to book please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org