The New York City based jeweller Ana Khouri spent her formative years between the United States and her native Brazil. Ana has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts specializing in sculpture. It was in art school that she first began to think critically about sculpture and jewellery, more precisely about the myriad of ways that a piece can take shape on the wearer, and the balance the work creates with the body.
Jewellery is my medium and to make it, by nature, is to be mindful of its techniques and the value of such fine materials. But this is secondary. The feeling I want to impart is one of radiance, in every sense: That of light, of emotion, of energy and, of course, that of beauty.”
In New York, Khouri attained degrees at GIA (the Gemological Institute of America) and Parsons amongst several other specialized studies in jewellery. Her background and love of sculpture would now play heavily in her favor, allowing her a richer understanding of the creative possibilities. As a designer she is unhinged from any technical restraints, and as an artist she is forever demanding that materials bend to her creative vision.
While Ana has been sculpting and working on individual projects since 2002, she officially launched her New York based namesake line in 2013 and it has grown steadily ever since drawing the allegiance of a long list of likeminded women and, in the process, has formed a steady drumbeat under her ascent over the last few years.
Ana Khouri works on one-of-a-kind high jewellery pieces as well as fine jewellery editions. Her fine jewellery editions are presented through retail partners, while the high jewellery can only be viewed at her by-appointment space in New York City. Her work is handcrafted exclusively with 18K Fairmined, Fairtrade gold or platinum and ethically and responsibly sourced gemstones.