When did you start designing jewellery and why?
I first started designing jewellery when i was 16 during a summer camp in the US. Making something with my hands from scratch made me very proud.
Tell us about your Muse collection, and the inspiration behind it?
Muse is inspired by Gustav Klimt, my favourite artist. It's a romantic collection with an Art Nouveau touch, like his artwork. I always loved pearls and love the fact that they are an organic gem. I wanted to use them in a less classical way.
Who is your muse? What kind of woman wears your jewellery?
My muse is a stylish, fashion oriented lady. Nevertheless in my collection i always try and have as much diversity as i can.
If you could have one person photographed in your jewellery who would it be?
Adriana Lima! I think she is one of the most beautiful women and would give every piece she wears its true appeal.
What is your favourite personal piece of jewellery and why?
My ball pendant i would say it’s part of my very first collection ‘Muse’ which my Jersey Pearl collection is inspired from.
What is it about jewellery that you think is fabulous?
Jewellery is fabulous! It interesting in so many ways it is a mix of design, art, history, craftsmanship and science. As well as my unexplainable fascination for sparkly things.
What is the future for your brand and where do you see it going?
I am now looking to grow my collection and building an identity for my brand. I would love to have more flagship stores.
For the rest of your life you can only wear one type of jewellery; necklaces, bracelets, rings or earrings – which would you choose and why?
Definitely a ring! I usually always start with rings when i start designing a collection.
Who is your favourite designer? Victoire de Castellane
Who is your favourite artist? Gustav klimt
What is your favourite cocktail? Kir Royal
What is your most extravagant purchase? A gold fish
If you could time travel where would you go? I would travel back to when i was 5 and stay five.
Gold or silver? Gold
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Best gig you’ve ever seen… Sting in Baalbak ruins in Beirut
Best restaurant… Zuma
Best holiday… Last summer in Mykonos