THE HISTORY BEHIND THE DESIGNS
For over 100,000 years human beings have embellished their bodies with decorative art. Before written languages or spoken words there was jewellery. From its ancient beginnings in Africa to Middle East, influenced by the mystical and magical Egyptians which then spread through the Mediterranean, jewellery has been a spiritual & desirable expression much like art which is a window into the hearts of mankind.
Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Zakiyyah Smailovic is the founder and Creative director of world renowned jewellery & accessory brand House of ZS. Inspired by her travels around the Mediterranean, Smailovic founded House of ZS in 2015, combining her love of fine art and intense attention to detail.
As the House of ZS grows Smailovic has demonstrated her talents are not just for jewelry design, but also for entrepreneurship and business. She works along side some of the biggest jewellery & accessory manufacturers in Europe to create a brand of luxurious goods for men & women world wide.
Zakiyyah was quickly found as high profiled in the media spotlights as one of South Africa’s most dynamic designers. In the few small years that House of ZS has been in operation, Smailovic has landed on TV shows such as Africa’s top luxury lifestyle show “Top Billing” as one of South Africa’s most dynamic designers, she has been named in Cosmopolitan magazine’s “power list of businesswomen to watch”, been featured as a Forbes Africa women & amongst other things her work has been seen in the covers of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.
The House of ZS is an original brand of exclusive luxury jewellery & accessories. Exquisitely crafted from sterling silver, gold, high quality crystals & natural stones. We provide our clients with first class customer service and artistically detailed craftsmanship. The collections include amulets & talismans originating from ancient history which were transformed into a form of sophisticated, timeless, fashion statement pieces with a unique touch.
The collections were inspired & created in a quest for unlocking beauty so the wearer can feel a sense of their inner power being returned. Beyond the jewels, there is something greater ZS attains on creating. The pieces are created each bearing a personalised message with a purpose to uplift, inspire & motivate the wearer. Our mission is to empower our customers around the globe, one sparkly piece at a time as a daily reminder to be fearless, to dream and to be optimistic. We welcome you to join our community on Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest