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Just as I thought…The Egyptian lamps are very popular and fly off the shelf every time we get a new batch of them! They truly are unique and beautiful to see.  This time our new lamps come in different shapes and sizes based on customer demand.  The tabletop designs are the most popular and the ones that are most in demand.  [ Read More ]

  Since my first trip to Egypt I have been wanting to bring back one of these beauties.  Now that I’ve expanded our product line to include a home collection under Amoura Home, I finally have these beautiful and unique Egyptian lamps not just in my home but available for our customers as well.  They are truly stunning at night  [ Read More ]

Back in the Pyramids and as always, there are fascinating !.. Obviously the most famous are these 3 you see and which have been photographed extensively but there are actually 9 pyramids on the premises.  The other 6 are for the wives of Keouf and Cheops.  The oldest pyramid and the largest was built around 2500BC making it over 4500  [ Read More ]

It seems every time I head out with Fatma, my beautiful Egyptian friend and jewelry maker extraordinaire….I find treasures !! So it was just supposed to be another trip to the market again as we had been working on different designs for awhile and after I was finally  satisfied with them, we headed back to the market to find the materials  [ Read More ]

We all have used them at one point or another, some more than others.  Some use it to express feelings, emotions and/or to make a point! You see them in texts, on Facebook posts, on Instagram, in clothing, signs, etc…. And now we have them as cute necklaces !    When it was decided to add these cute necklaces to  [ Read More ]

2015 !  A year of publicity and incredible new projects. The year started with a bang by winning the Best Accessories Designer in Miami Award by RAW Artist, an national organization that highlights and discovers new talent in the field of art, music, and fashion.  We were fortunate to participate in one of their events with our very first fashion show  [ Read More ]

October is pink month !  By that most of you know it’s the month we bring awareness to the terrible disease of breast cancer that afflicts so many women around the world.  Amoura is proud to be among many distinguished brands that participate by giving a portion of proceeds from their sales to the cause.  Newsday.com  featured our bracelet alongside  [ Read More ]

Wow !… that’s all I was able to say when I saw the amazing spread Fashion Mannuscript did on Amoura and yours truly.  Honestly, I was not expecting anything as lavish as this, maybe Amoura’s logo with a brief description of who and what Amoura was about but they outdid themselves, and that was what left me speechless.  The article  [ Read More ]

Amoura is a feminine line of accessories (mainly jewelry and scarves) by Miami-based designer, Julie Acosta. The stunning pieces feature designs based on her greatest source of inspiration – Egypt. In fact, her designs are actually handmade by talented craftswomen in the African nation.     Julie  traveled to Egypt four years ago and experienced what she describes to be an  [ Read More ]

I arrived in Luxor today!….After almost a full day’s meeting yesterday with my main jewelry maker in Cairo I flew early this morning to Luxor. Yesterday I had the chance to see my reorder and check all the merchandise for my specifications and quality.  As usual, Raghda did a great job and is well on the way to beginning the work  [ Read More ]

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