Brace yourself, because we’re about to introduce you to your new favorite regional jewelry designer. She has a degree in Interior Architecture, a certificate from the Gemology Institute of America, and two gorgeous children. The superwoman in question is none other than Donna Hourani, a name on seemingly everyone’s lips these days, thanks to the Instagram debut of her eponymous label.
The delicate, minimalist pieces are made of the highest-quality materials, and focus strongly on exquisite craftsmanship and the tiniest details. They exude the love that Hourani feels for arts, dance, and (of course) gems. Feminine, yet utterly modern, this jewelry is designed for those with a pared-down aesthetic. The gemstones are all ethically sourced and personally handpicked by the designer herself, combining effortlessly with the rest of the materials used. Adding depth to the collection are the deeply personal and soulful stories behind the beautifully crafted pieces, making them covetable for both day and night.
“As a child, I was always so fascinated by everything glittery and shimmery. One of my first memories was looking out an airplane window as we landed in Dubai at night. I was so transfixed by the city lights that the image stuck with me until now. The star piece of my first collection is inspired by this: a body chain made up of a web of 18k-gold chains and glimmering gemstones at each meeting point,” shares Hourani with Savoir Flair.
Her signature mix-and-match earrings – an elegant, long earpiece for one ear, and a stud inspired by the ‘i’ in the designer’s logo for the other – are already on our wish lists. We think they’re reminiscent of a girl who doesn’t need to go bold in order to make a statement. Browse through the gallery below to peek into Donna Hourani’s world, with appearances by Karen Wazen and sister Dana Hourani, then head to her jewelry brand’s official website to find out more and get shopping.