Diamonds Inspired by Travel

July 9, 2015
Words by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Yael Designs

Inspiration can be found anywhere, and for one jewelry designer it was in her travels through Turkey. Christine Huber collaborated with award-winning, fine jewelry house Yael Designs to launch the Novelique Collection. The collection includes one-of-a-kind engagement rings that are hand-engraved and inspired by the Ottoman Empire. The designs are meant to combine ancient inspiration with modern quality to bring ornate beauty to your engagement ring.

Inspired by the designer’s travels through Turkey, Huber and Yael Designs combined forces to launch the Novelique Collection. “While exploring Turkey’s ancient palaces, I was inspired by everyday objects like the ceramics, furniture, even ceilings and walls that were decorated with incredibly ornate motifs,” says designer Christine Huber. “I wanted to bring the same kind of luxurious attention to everyday beauty to the Novelique engagement rings that women will wear every day of their lives.”

What makes these beautifully engraved engagement rings even more special is the unique feature Yael Designs brings to each of their pieces. Every engagement ring Yael Designs produces consists only of conflict-free diamonds and recycled gold – making their jewelry a sustainable and responsible choice. With the Novelique Collection, every ring has conflict-free diamonds and an 18K recycled gold band hand-engraved with elements of nature and geometric patterns.

Yael Designs was looking to achieve something unique with the Novelique Collection and we think they succeeded. “After years of seeing halo and simple, modern design flood the market, we wanted to bring a brand new flair to the U.S. bridal market,” says CEO of Yael Designs, Yehouda Saketkhou. The pieces in the collection range from $1,800 to $7,000 and are available online at and in select stores.

Weddings at Sandals
Black couple getting married in Jamaica
Jamaica Destination Weddings
Couple in Cancun doing a gazebo destination wedding
White couple getting married in Punta Cana, DR
destination wedding couple throwing rose petals in costa mujeres

Find a Vendor

Access our list of vendors based on your destination location.