Alexandra Hakim’s collections give a new lease of life to found materials and objects which would otherwise go to waste. Inspirations as varied as tomato stems from Beirut’s bustling markets and spent matchsticks found at home are repurposed into striking, contemporary pieces of jewellery. Spearheading sustainability long before it became a trend, each of Alexandra Hakim’s pieces is meticulously made by hand, completely unique and naturally zero-waste.
Alexandra Hakim is a British-Lebanese jewellery maker, known for her innovative craftsmanship, thought-provoking designs and genuine dedication to sustainability. Her pieces have gained a cult international following and have featured in fashion shoots for Vogue Italia and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, been worn by the likes of Rihanna, and appeared on the pages of high-profile magazines including Elle USA, Marie Claire Italia and Madame Figaro.
Now based in Madrid, the designer first discovered her talent for jewellery while studying for an Art Foundation at Central Saint Martins in London. She went on to gain a BFA in Jewellery & Metalsmithing at the renowned Rhode Island School of Design, where she specialised in design innovation and developed her unique making process.
Alexandra Hakim launched her eponymous brand in Beirut Lebanon in 2016, and immediately made waves on the jewellery scene, infiltrating and gaining the respect of the predominantly male industry of craftsmen and goldsmiths thanks to her technical prowess and inspired methods.
Whether discovering the desolate shores of Lebanon’s polluted coastline, obsessing over colourful foods in Mexico City’s markets or exploring the vibrant citrus groves of the Mediterranean, Alexandra Hakim’s extensive travels and artistic eye mean that she finds inspiration everywhere – as well as the materials for her jewellery. Her signature method involves casting found objects and used materials directly into precious metals so that nothing is wasted and each piece is completely unique.