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FORBES 🌟 The Best Jewels at the Met Gala 2019 💎
So incredibly humbled to be in the company of the mega houses Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, Harry Winston, David Webb.. But most of all, so proud to represent and be at the forefront of ethical and sustainable fine and high jewellery; championing laboratory-grown and created gemstones paired with intrinsic, thoughtful design and meticulous artisan craftsmanship.
Six years ago when I was studying my Masters in Jewellery at The Royal College of Art in London , I visited a mine in Sri Lanka during my honeymoon. It was a life-changing experience for me - seeing is believing. When I founded my eponymous brand over 5 years ago on graduation, it was my mission to offer a different perspective in the industry - I wanted to create equally beautiful and fabulous one-of-a-kind jewels using laboratory-grown and created gemstones without the conflict, humanitarian issues and untraceable provenance associated with mining.
I find a potent synergy in the juxtaposition of precious and non-precious, natural and manmade materials, it is luxury with a touch of mindful humbleness. I never think that it is a competition between the two genres, but rather offering a different perspective and option to the consumer, a more accessible and mindful alternative, and in shining light on the ethics and sustainability within our centuries-old industry it will also drive positive change by consumer-demand for more responsible practice from the very top - to ensure the well-being of miners, their communities and the land with better safety standards, fair pay, equal rights and land restoration.
As a designer I choose to focus my work with lab-grown, created and recycled gemstones, I also admire the work of other designers who champion recycled materials, who work solely with reputable mines and support small scale artisanal miners directly. For me it is about learning from the past, to offer a different perspective in the present, always in mind for a better future.
I am learning everyday and the future is exciting and the future is bright! 🌟🌟🌟
Zoe Kravitz wears custom Anabela Chan Feather-inspired Pearl and laboratory-grown and created diamonds Girandole Earrings with a Yves Saint Laurent dress at the Met Gala 2019.
Lavern Cox wears custom AC Stellar Cluster Earrings with a couture gown by Christian Siriano.
Sofia Sanchez de Betak wears the Imperial Cinderella Ring with a custom dress by Mango.
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We love this incredible shot of global superstar Rihanna wearing our stunning Diamond Peony Butterfly Ring, at the Fenty Beauty launch event in London. We love you RiRi!
Rihanna wears custom-made dress by Molly Goddard, ring by Anabela Chan & necklace by Chopard.
Rihanna dazzles at her new Wild Thoughts music video with DJ Khaled wearing our MIRAGE Tourmaline Ring.
We are over the moon and she looks absolutely amazing!
We are so excited and honoured to be featured by the Financial Times . How To Spend It Magazine Special Celebration issue in 'The Cult Shop' - London's best kept secret, the jewelry boutique you need to know now. Why not stop by the beautiful Ham Yard Hotel for your next visit in London's Piccadilly and come by to say Hello? x
We are over the moon to see the one and only Lady Gaga wears our Pink Feather Earrings at the Frank Sinatra Tribute Event in New York City, aired on CBS this week. We love our Style Queen ❤❤❤
The wonderful Miss Gaga photographed with Mr. Tony Bennett at the event.
From the very first pencil sketch..
Thank you CNN for featuring Anabela Chan as the cover star for CNN Style | Luxury.
We had an extremely fun morning filming in Hong Kong, ahead of our jewellery launch and trunk show at Lane Crawford, Ifc Mall.
Read about Anabela's design inspirations, travels and love of birds with motion clips at CNN online.
We are excited to launch our jewellery collections at the newly renovated jewellery destination, The Market Place at Lane Crawford Hong Kong. Located at the Ifc Mall in Central, the flagship of luxury department store Lane Crawford is our exclusive stockist in Hong Kong.
Thank you to the wonderful sales & marketing team at Lane Crawford Hong Kong for a fantastic, enjoyable and successful launch event! x
Anabela Chan Joaillerie supports FASHION FOR RELIEF . founded by Naomi Campbell . See our one-of-a-kind jewels grace the spectacular star-studded runway tonight at the Somerset House in support of FASHION AGAINST EBOLA.
At the end of the evening our Bloomingdale Ring in yellow gold and canary, white and champagne diamonds will be auctioned to raise funds for Ebola Crisis Appeal and Survival Funds.
See you there. xxx
A glimpse into the Art of Craftsmanship - See our behind the scenes at the atelier workshop and Anabela's jeweller work bench.
True beauty emerge from organised chaos.
Babaobox, meaning ''treasure chest' in Chinese, is a multi-format album and objects of design, art, lifestyle and fashion produced in exclusive numbered limited editions of 400.
The world is becoming more obsessive—from a global addiction to mobile games to K-Pop plaguing all ages with symptoms of hysteria. Obsessions fuel purpose and striving for that greater purpose can be addictive. Box 2 explores whether obsessions is an essential ingredient for success. Join us in a diagnosis of obsessions from curators: Anabela Chan, Adrian Wong, Samantha Reid and ESKYIU (Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei). Order Box 2 for a tangible experience that embodies their passions and find out how obsessions drive their creativity and success.
This is a limited edition of 400 boxes with a unique and auspicious numbering system.
We are proud to announce Anabela Chan as the latest Ambassador for LCD | Leading Culture Destinations | a global luxury guide and concierge for the inquisitive minds
See my top cultural destinations and insightful interview here
We are proud to announce Anabela Chan Joaillerie as a winner of Vogue Talents VFDE 2014 .
We will be showcasing our collections in Dubai this October/November at the Armani Hotel | Burj Khalifa courtesy of Vogue Italia and The EMAAR.
Look forward to meeting you all for the very first time in the United Arab Emirates!
'I'm going to give you a little bit of advice. If you can't afford it, do not touch it. Go away - don't even think about it. If you can afford it, you'd be stupid not to buy it.'
Mr. Sidney Burstein is the late husband of the legendary Joan Burstein, 86, owner and founder of the Browns boutique in South Molton Street, London founded in 1970.
In the words of Mrs B. on her husband and business partner to The Telegraph in January 2013: 'My husband, Sidney, was a very dynamic man with masses of common sense. He handled the business side of Browns - I'm hopeless with money - and he loved talking to people. Once, we had a very wealthy customer who came into the shop and asked for a discount on a dress. Sidney said to her, 'I'm going to give you a little bit of advice. If you can't afford it, do not touch it. Go away - don't even think about it. If you can afford it, you'd be stupid not to buy it.' I was mortified, but he said it was just common sense. In the end, she bought the dress.'
Browns is one of my most admired boutiques in the world. Mr. Burstein's respect for great design and craftsmanship, and his infamous advice still remains one of the most enlightening of all.
Ultramarine . The Latin word for 'beyond the sea' - tells you that it is a colour for which people will go the extra mile. Imagine the deep tone of early-night skies, a pure inky shade without a hint of green. The Renaissance painter Cennino Cennini, usually a harsh critic, describes it as 'illustrious, beautiful and most perfect beyond all colours.'
Ultramarine came to Europe in the early Middle Ages, arriving as raw, rugged lumps of lapis lazuli. Almost all the lapis used came from a single source: the Sar-e-sang mines in Afghanistan's deserted mountains. Once unearthed, it would have travelled along the Silk Road by donkey until it reached the Mediterranean Coast and met ships bound for Venice. Early users, bent over manuscripts in monasteries, couldn't have guessed how far the jewel-bright hue on their brushes have travelled. First, it had to be pounded down to powder; it was then mixed with mastic and wax, kneaded like dough for several days between two sticks in a solution of lye, and finally drained and dried. Unsurprisingly, ultramarine remained exorbitantly expensive until the 19th century. To the traditional medieval mind, which equated value with virtue, ultramarine came second only to gold and was used sparingly to paint the robes of the Virgin Mary. Only Titian, a wanton Venetian colourist blessed with rich patrons, could splash it as recklessly as he did in Bacchus and Ariande (1523).
This summer, I am mesmerised by this magical hue, a colour truly more seductive than gold.