International high jewellery boutique and brand based in Kuwait, Octium is a simple name for a brand that is richly steeped in a passion for beautiful jewels and making a mark for itself by doing things differently. For starters, the name inspires the high jewellery designs, which are based around the eight-sided octagon. Born of a simple desire to wear comfortable, well-designed jewels, the story, most romantically, began on Alanood Al Sabah's honeymoon in 2003. Perusing jewels and not finding exactly what she wanted, her husband Fahad Al Hajiri encouraged Alanood, a Kuwaiti royalty, to design one. The idea of creating her own precious objects blossomed and steadily evolved into the brand Octium, which launched officially in 2009. Alanood's architectural training in the USA and a love of art and jewels informs her minimalistic, clean high jewellery designs.