A fusion of engineering and beauty

| December 9, 2016

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It was a very special ring with a very special sparkle. The couple wanted diamonds – stones of all shapes and sizes: round, princess and baguette cut. “It challenged him as a jeweller, but the end result was something quite incredible,” says the jeweller's wife Helen Redding. Adrian has been a qualified manufacturing jeweller for 22 years. This very special bespoke ring, is the one he remembers the most.

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LACASA is an award-winning international Architectural & Engineering firm based in Dubai and in Qatar Founded only 13 years ago by Emad Jaber & Nabil Al Khaja, LACASA has become one of the most accomplished multidisciplinary Architectural Design firms in the region with a diverse portfolio spanning all types of developments.

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LACASA is an award-winning international Architectural & Engineering firm based in Dubai and in Qatar Founded only 13 years ago by Emad Jaber & Nabil Al Khaja, LACASA has become one of the most accomplished multidisciplinary Architectural Design firms in the region with a diverse portfolio spanning all types of developments.

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