Tariq Riaz melds his engineering background with architecture, history and culture to create fine jewellery. His expandable rings and bracelets are lovely and often feature enamel detailing on the inside. Iconography also finds its way into some of his works. The Qasr Al Hosn ring, for instance, which “expands up to nine sizes”, draws its inspiration from the historic Qasr Al Hosn palace and fort situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi. “I’ve captured elements of the building’s design in the ring. The enamelling details come from the patterns of the decorative tiles that I saw on the wall inside the fort.” The Wishbone Collection, featuring rings, earrings and bracelets, is indeed inspired by the wishbone – in this case, the chicken wishbone. Riaz, who designs jewellery with a distinct philosophy “where design meets functionality”, spent over eight months researching and developing mechanisms to articulate the Wishbone creations and make the movement fluid and natural. He dreams up his pieces from his Abut Dhabi-based studio, which he says is his “creative zone”.