Designer of the Month
Alda Chahine's life is crafted by a passion for art and nature. Born in Beirut, Alda Chahine pursued beauty and harmony from a young age. Her rich background in architecture, political sciences, classical ballet and painting influence her work, making each creation a poetic celebration of curves, femininity and modern elegance.
Here she tells us about her foray into the world of Jewellery, her inspiration, her design aesthetics and what makes her tick.
How did you first get into jewellery making?
By chance, after designing my own Jewellery, my friends asked me to design for them, knowing that I was always into art, painting and architecture.
How would you describe your brand?
Very difficult to describe my brand, I design what I think might enhance a woman's beauty.
What is your favourite material to work with?
I have no preference; I use mostly sterling silver and semi-precious stones to make it more affordable.
Where do you get inspiration?
I get my inspiration from everything around me: nature, people, architecture, travels, history and fashion.
What is your design process?
I start by drawing, melting the silver and adding the stones. Sometimes an idea or a drawing leads me to a totally different result. I am a free spirit.
Do you have any favourite piece from your collection?
All my pieces are my babies; for sure I have some that I prefer. I like statement jewellery.
What can we expect to see from you in future?
Only future can tell. I will see where my imagination leads me...
What is your motto in life?