In 2018, Shahnas A. Rassoul won the honorary award in the Cairo Design Awrad (CDA). CDA is the first designer platform in Egypt for award-winning design creativity and innovation in Egypt and in the Middle East. Being one of the most esteemed jewellery designers in the region, Azza Fahmy was chosen to be the head juror for jewellery design.


“ Woman” was the name of the winning piece, and here is a brief about how Shahnas got inspired.

The mystical nature of  woman is what inspired me to design this piece. It is a symbol of every woman on her journey of self-discovery. It represents the countless displays of inner strength I have witnessed around me in the face of life’s challenges. 


Woman is the chain that binds the links of her family together. She is the one who brings calming wisdom to those around her and covers them with her protective care and love.


This piece is a symbol of loyalty and unconditional love...graceful, feminine, delicate and strong


Stones are careful chosen to reflect the message.


Opal stone contains a fiery flame and is associated with love, passion, creativity, loyalty and faithfulness. 

Tourmaline, is the stone of inward wisdom, grounding and empowerment, connecting earth and human spirit.