Designer to Watch JRS Jewellery is Ethically Sourced
Julien Riad Sahyoun, the London based designer of JRS fine jewellery, was recently shortlisted as Jewellery Designer of the Year, has opened his first London showroom in South Kensington.
I love jewellery, love writing about it, love touching it and wearing it. I also like to know where things are sourced. Our latest jewellery designer to watch is Julien Riad Sahyoun and is JRS collection. The designer ethically sources all his jewels and we like that.
Julien Riad Sahyoun| Designer to Watch
The designer was born in Casablanca, Morocco, of French, Italian and Lebanese descent. Julien has been inspired by his mixed cultural heritage to create jewellery that he describes as elemental, entrancing and edgy. His passion for nature and stones began as a child digging in the Sahara desert. Which sounds like an adventure and the catalyst of his curiosity in design. The interest that organically grew, leading him to jewellery design. After studying jewellery making and gemology with the GIA in New York and California.
Julien began creating a unique collection of jewels that are beautiful but unfolded a narrative of his design ideas.
‘Each collection tells a story, a way of sharing my values through my creations ‘.
His humanitarian beliefs of unity and acceptance of human tolerance, are represented in each piece. JRS presents a ready to wear collection of handcrafted jewels in combinations of yellow, white, rose and black 18kt gold and diamonds that both express and emphasise individuality. The collection does not make you feel guilty about wearing fine jewellery.
JRS Jewellery consists of three core collections that include his signature Skin, Star and Sun. To complement these, the designer has also created the 3trenity collection, and a selection of bespoke jewels, using combinations of ethically sourced emeralds, rubies and semi-precious gemstones. Such as the emerald and diamond chandelier earring and its matching necklace.
Julien Riad Sahyoun has created an elegant yet edgy collection of jewels through which he hopes to symbolise greater understanding and unity between cultures and humanity. With integrity, he has thoughtfully entwined his beliefs. This is a designer, who star is a jewellery designer to watch. We have to pop into the store to try some bling and maybe make a purchase.