The new Anabela Chan jewels, among flowers and precious laboratory stones ♦ ︎
If you still have doubts about the ever thinner border between synthetic and natural stones, take a look at Anabela Chan’s jewelry. The designer uses laboratory stones such as sapphires, diamonds or tanzanites to create dazzling cocktail rings, festive necklaces or sparkling earrings. And combining synthetic stones with vermeil, that is silver with a solid gold plating. The latest designer jewels, including the Palm collection and the pieces inspired by flowers, are faithful to this philosophy.
Anabela Chan was born in Hong Kong, but since she was a child she lived in Paris, worked with designer Alexander McQueen, even collaborated on the design of the new World Trade Center in New York, because she is also an architect. Now she works in London. Her jewels have been liked by stars like Lady Gaga and Rita Ora. The creativity of Anabela Chan is, however, a family heritage, since she comes from four generations of directors and filmmakers. Perhaps for this reason too she has a narrative approach: her collections are always descriptions of something, stories, fairy tales. It is no coincidence that one of its most famous collections is inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The degree in architecture, instead, has served her for the meticulous study of the volumes and proportions of her jewels. Although the geometric aspect is surrounded by an exuberant fantasy. Giulia Netrese