Visiting the Middle East? These are the jewellery designers you need to check out
Without a doubt, one of the coolest and the most talked about labels in the region is Beirut-based, Alexandra Hakim. Known for her playful designs, her inspiration comes from everyday objects one would find in a traditional Lebanese living room, like nuts and matchsticks. Plus, she focuses on sustainability with the aim to reduce waste. “I collect materials that typically go to waste such as tomato stems, lemon peels and recycled sandpaper, and transform these fragments into jewellery that tells a story,” says Hakim. The handmade pieces are crafted with metals like brass, silver and gold, and semi-precious stones. No moulds are used during production so no two pieces are the same.
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By: Hanadi Merchant-Habib