Designer

Noor Fares

Young London based fine jewellery designer, Noor Fares draws inspiration from her time spent travelling and exploring the different cultures of countries all over the world, having lived between Lebanon, France, London and the US. Noor grew up in a creative family – spending time around her mother Hala Fares, an artist and avid collector of art, objects and jewellery, and playing in her designer aunt Sonia’s atelier and making things out of whatever came to hand. Her fascination for the beautiful pieces found in her mother’s jewellery box soon progressed to many hours spent amongst the souks and flea markets she encountered on her travels.

Upon leaving school, Noor took a degree in History of Art from Tufts University in Massachusetts where she expanded her knowledge and appreciation of Fine Art, enriching her taste and informing her inspiration. At this time, Noor’s love for fine jewellery grew and she began to design and commission her own pieces. This led to her taking courses at the GIA where she expanded her knowledge on the craftsmanship of jewellery making and the properties of precious stones. In turn, Noor’s personal creations drew admiration from friends and family, naturally leading to the formation of her own jewellery enterprise and brand.

Noor’s passion for travel, fascination with the arts and different cultures are at the core of her jewellery designs which reflect both her aesthetic and philosophy. In reference to the talismans and charms from the many cultures which have touched Noor, her collections combine new and interesting materials – moonstone, rock quartz crystal, labradorite, bronze, exotic woods such as ebony, mammoth and jet, diamonds and gemstones of every shade – and with hidden protection in the form of lucky motifs. The protective eye, which is so much a part of her Lebanese heritage, is engraved on the inside of many her pieces.