Josef Arzili, the designer behind Azaara, is of Persian and Turkish descent. While always intrigued by the world of fashion, Arzili first formally studied design at the Fashion Institute in Hamburg, Germany. He relocated to the United States in 1979, when he created the house of Arzili Couture. This special high end women's couture collection was carried in some of the most prestigious stores and boutiques across the United States and around the world.
While traveling to exotic countries throughout the world, Arzili drew inspiration for his jewelry collection, Azaara, which is as rich in color as it is in culture and history. In the fall of 2001, the Azaara Vintage Collection was born. Hand cast pieces made of sterling silver and copper accented with hand set Swarovski Crystal, this timeless collection emulates rich, luxurious and opulent estate jewelry that rivals those worn by royalty!
Arzili soon followed the Vintage Collection with several other lines, including his signature Filigree Collection, Delicate Collection, and Paris and Florentine Collections, to name a few. Made from sterling silver, each hand cast component is meticulously hand-dipped in 22k gold and accented with 14k gold fill wrapped precious and semi-precious stones or pave CZ.
Azaara has grown to become a huge success and developed a very distinctive fan base with dignitaries and celebrities around the world, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Madeleine Albright, Beyoncé, Megan Fox, Rihanna, Cameron Diaz, and Taylor Swift to name a few. Azaara has also graced the pages and covers of some of the top fashion magazines including Vogue, InStyle, Vogue Italia, Cosmopolitan, Brides, Oprah, Lucky, Glamour, Essence, Marie Claire and The Knot.
Azaara is carried by some of the finest stores and boutiques across the country and around the world.