Sunday’s jewelry report card is a time when we crown our favorite instagram jewelry themed account of the week. We look at influencers, artists… as well as stylists and jewelers. This week the work of Anabela Chan really blew our minds! Her luxurious approach to the pieces, lush sense of color and how she relates nature to jewelry made our editor Sara swoon. The pieces are ethically sustainable and fun! Plus, they have a fashion element to them. She trained as an architect and worked in the sphere of fashion for Alexander McQueen. Anabela grew up in London and Paris and was trained at the world-renowned Royal College of Art and Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Using ethical lab grown stones she challenges the industries notions.
“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
We chose her instagram account as one to follow, because it is a panorama of beautiful inspirational color and whimsey. Her themes include botanical and wild references such as butterflies. Anabela is one to watch, as she has acquired quite a list of prestigious awards in terms of the jewelry community, but is also being discovered by celebrities and the fashion industry. Rita Ora and Rihanna among others, have worn her jewelry and her work has been shown in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, W magazine….
Her account wows us with color and personal inspiration. To be honest one should get her jewelry while they can because her prices are sure to go up in the future. It was so hard to decide what our favorites were- some were already sold out, but we have complied a list below. Follow her @AnabelaChan
Her are some tantalizing images from her instagram account-
Ham Yard Hotel . Piccadilly Circus . London . W1D 7AH . +44(0)20 7287 5841
As any true artist would, she also offers bespoke and commission pieces, as well as more one of a kind examples in her online shop.
International Design Awards
Gemmological Association of Great Britain Award 2012
Studio William Cutlery Design Gold Award 2012
ITS Finalist 2012, 2013