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The art of Beldi jewel by Rafinity

In 50 years, Rafinity has become a key player in the Moroccan jewelry landscape. From the traditional Beldi jewel to unique pieces of high jewelry, this Moroccan brand also offers fashion collections reaching all audiences. The Beldi jewel, symbol of Moroccan tradition In the continuity of a long family tradition, Aziz El Hajouhi, current CEO of the house, admits to cultivate a passion for the world of jewelry, beauty and luxury since his childhood. Raised in the respect of tradition, he still remembers the discussions around the history of his great-grandfather, Driss Ben Abdeslam El Hajouji, a valued member of the corporation of Moroccan jewelers craftsmen. Typical of Fès and Meknès, the historical cradles of the House, Beldi jewels are the core business of Rafinity. Largely influenced by Islamic calligraphy and refined decorations of Arab-Andalusian architecture, the Beldi jewel is carved, engraved and perforated like the stucco lace of the Alhambra or sultans palace of Seville or Granada. The Beldi jewel, a testimony of the know-how of Moroccan jewelers The Beldi jewel is most often …

Anaïs Rheiner

In her chic and cosy boutique located in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood (6, rue Cardinale), I joined designer Anaïs Rheiner for tea, served with macarons, and jewels. Handmade jewelry with passion I discovered Anaïs Rheiner two years ago when her work was showcased, and particularly noticed, at « Révélations », the international fine craft and creation event held in Paris at the Grand Palais. She is part of the  Ateliers d’Art de France , and is also a Banque Populaire Foundation laureate in the category Arts & Crafts. Out of curiosity and attracted by her personality, I did not resist long before entering her workshop, where it is very difficult to resist… Her jewellery creations are like candies, we want to taste them all… And so much for being reasonable! One can only be charmed by the romantic and nature-inspired universe of the designer, whose know-how and love for gems comes from her African descent. A true artist open to the world, moving with the times, you can sense her passion, fougue, curiosity, smile and goodwill. Handmade jewelry with …

Amélie Viaene

This new section “Portrait of an Artist” aims to highlight unknown or little-known talents that are not in the system but deserve our attention, at least as much as the big names do. Whether an instant crush, an incredible talent, a creative genius of jewellery and high jewellery, the artist deserves recognition for these qualities. All these artisans, these artists who transform jewels into works of art, we must reveal ther talent, for the beauty of their work. I cannot keep it for myself and I must share the info. You know as well as I do that this blog lives thanks to you. Your daily support, your encouraging messages… I count on you to share and spread the word… Like, share and talk about these artists, I really appreciate your support, they need you to become known… Portrait of an artist” begins with Amélie Viaene, a beautiful person on both personal and artistic aspects. This artist works in her Parisian workshop since 2005, handcrafting exceptional jewels, unique and contemporary pieces filled with balance and …