'It is perhaps slightly rebellious, a part tongue-in-cheek approach to fine jewellery that the jewels I create are not so much about the grandeur and preciousness of each gemstone; but the value and beauty in design and the meticulous craftsmanship of our human hands in unison with the wonders of our creative minds.’
About The Designer
Anabela Chan is a London based award-winning jewelry designer and artist, who arrived at jewelry from a prestigious background in architecture, fashion and art. This year, Lady Gaga, Rita Ora and FKA Twigs have all graced red carpet events wearing her enchanting, statement pieces. With awards from Vogue Talents and The British Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, Anabela was named by Harpers Bazaar UK as ’The Jewelry Designer you need to know now'. Her unique jewels and objets d’art are presented at some of the most exclusive gallery boutiques in the world including Christie’s London, Land Crawford Hong Kong, Luisa Via Roma Florence and Moda Operandi New York.
Born into 3 generations of film directors and cinematographers, Anabela grew up in London and Paris, and trained at the world-renowned Royal College of Art and Gemmological Association of Great Britain. She finds her inspirations from her extensive travels to the exotic and the orient; collecting gems and treasures along the way from local markets, nature and the intriguing people she meets. A champion for sustainable and ethical laboratory-grown gemstones, through an alchemy of precious, natural and man-made materials Anabela combines elegant sculptural forms with dream-like romanticism and thought provoking narratives. Every jewel is hand-crafted individually by skilled artisans with the finest craftsmanship, combining her love affair with gemstones and an obsession to detail and perfection, to create magical treasures of infinite colours and sparkle that are loved, worn and collected alike.
Originally trained as an architect and a specialist in print and embroidery design, Anabela worked with Architect Lord Richard Rogers and Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen in London for 7 years before returning to jewellery to launch her eponymous label in 2013. Anabela opened her first stand alone boutique in London Piccadilly’s Ham Yard Hotel in November 2014.
‘I want to create magical, fun and fabulous jewels that tell stories. We champion fine jewellery with ethical lab-grown gemstones that share the unrivalled beauty and optical qualities of natural gemstones. Sustainable, cultured gemstones reduces the human and environmental toll by without destructive use of mining and untraceable provenance.
My pieces combine the magic of high jewellery with a modern wearability and ethical sustainability; with a joyful playfulness reminiscence of our childhood dreams. It is about offering inspiring, beautifully-crafted jewels with longevity; works of art that are worn, loved and treasured forever.’ Anabela Chan
Gemmological Association of Great Britain Award 2012
Studio William Cutlery Design Gold Award 2012
ITS Finalist 2012, 2013
Vogue VFDE New Talent Award 2014
To say hello to Anabela Anabela@anabelachan.com
Our London Flagship Boutique:
Anabela Chan Joaillerie
Ham Yard Hotel
6 Denman Place . Piccadilly Circus
Tel: +44 (0)20 7287 5841