Just the name ‘Zanzibar’ conjures images of harem girls giggling behind gauzy veils, carved wooden doors opening to spice-filled rooms and other images from The Thousand and One Nights. Zanzibar grew into a powerful city-state between the 12th and 15th centuries, sending ships laden with slaves, emeralds, gold, ivory and silver to Arabia and beyond. The mystery and allure of this island is reflected in every piece. Silver shines moonlight. Skulls capture the souls of the brave. The opal's lustre shimmers and scintillates like an iridescent crystal ball.
A spell is believed to have been cast on the collection; imbuing a tonic of courage, youth and adventure on anyone who owns a piece.