The Rise of a Design Prodigy at ADMAF 2023!

How Al iqd Al Bahir is Rewriting the Rules of Jewelry Design!

Emirati Jewellery Designer Badria Salem is awarded the ADMAF Design Fund in partnership with L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewellery Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels.

The world of jewelry design witnessed the rise of an extraordinary talent, Badria Ali Saif Salem, who, through her intricate craftsmanship and innovative design, bagged the esteemed 2023 Design Fun award from the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF). Badria’s winning design, “Al iqd Al Bahir (The Brilliant Necklace),” resonates with the UAE’s vibrant cultural symbols and has become a beacon of Emirati creative excellence in the global arena.

The Rise of a Design Prodigy at ADMAF 2023!

ADMAF’s Vision and Mission

Evolution of ADMAF

The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has been a catalyst in shaping the artistic landscape of the UAE. Since its inception, it has been pivotal in fostering local talent and breathing life into the Emirati creative scene.

Impact on Emirati Artists

ADMAF’s unwavering commitment to nurturing Emirati individuals’ artistic pursuits has enabled unparalleled creativity, allowing local artists to leave indelible marks on the international art platform.

Collaboration with L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

ADMAF’s collaboration with L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, stands as a testament to its dedication to enhancing the professional growth of Emirati artists. This collaboration, supported by the renowned French jewellery Maison, Van Cleef & Arpels, extends beyond mere partnership, serving as a creative crucible where innovation meets tradition, crafting a legacy in jewelry design.


The triumph of Badria Ali Saif Salem in the 2023 Design Fun award by ADMAF is not just a personal achievement but a celebration of Emirati artistry and innovation. Her masterpiece, “Al iqd Al Bahir,” is a brilliant testament to the rich cultural heritage of the UAE. ADMAF, along with L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, continues to empower Emirati artists, fostering a culture of excellence and strengthening the bonds between tradition and contemporary design. The journey ahead for Badria is filled with promise, and the continued dedication of ADMAF is sure to bring forth more jewels of creativity from the sands of the UAE.

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