Anabela Chan is a London based award-winning jewelry designer and artist, who arrived at jewelry from a prestigious background in architecture, fashion and art. This year, Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o and Taylor Swift amongst other global superstars and Royalties have all graced red carpet events wearing her enchanting, statement pieces. With awards from Vogue Talents and The British Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, Anabela was named by Harpers Bazaar UK as ’The Jewelry Designer you need to know now’ and the FT How To Spend It naming her London gallery-like boutique one of the city’s best kept secrets. With no marketing and strictly discovered through word of mouth, her unique jewels and objets d’art are presented at some of the most exclusive boutiques in the world including Harrods London, Land Crawford Hong Kong, Luisa Via Roma Florence and Moda Operandi New York.
Born into 3 generations of film directors and cinematographers, Anabela grew up in London and Paris, and trained at the world-renowned Royal College of Art and Gemmological Association of Great Britain. She finds her inspirations from her extensive travels to the exotic and the orient; collecting gems and treasures along the way from local markets, nature and the intriguing people she meets. A champion for sustainable, ethical laboratory-grown synthesised and simulated gemstones, through an alchemy of precious, natural and man-made materials Anabela combines elegant sculptural forms with dream-like romanticism and thought provoking narratives.
Originally trained as an architect and a specialist in print and embroidery design, Anabela worked with Architect Lord Richard Rogers and Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen in London for 7 years before returning to jewellery to launch her eponymous label in December 2013. Anabela opened her first stand alone boutique in London Piccadilly’s Ham Yard Hotel in November 2014.