Ana Khouri, a native Brazilian, launched her brand in 2013. Her vision of fine jewelry expands and challenges the contemporary. Khouri ignores technical and harsh modern designs.
Her philosophy starts from the strong connection jewelry has to human emotion. The brand offers gold and/or platinum adorned with gemstones. Everything is fair traded and ethically sourced.
It’s been said that jewelry is the least encumbering form of adornment. These earrings that Ana Khouri has created are breathtaking in their intricacy and detail.See More
Khouri's work generally features a continuous line with no base. It’s about accentuating the purity of the materials used. The epitome of this work straddles the fine line between jewelry and sculpture.
Khouri’s original training came from her experience as a painter and sculptor, morphing her path to a jewelry designer. Her successful detour from earlier practices began when she created sculptures and hung them off naked models.
She’s been credited among the first designers to embrace ear cuffs. Those were her early days and foretold what was to come. Her contemporary New York City-based jewelry line is well known for its organic and sculptural design.
Critics have pointed out that some of her current designs draw a parallel to contemporary art. It’s the natural progression of her training and vision. There is a lineage and flow that can be found in her work, which emphasizes the human form rather than drawing away from it.
Khouri has studied at fine institutions such as, Central Saint Martins in London and the Gemological Institute of America.