At Buro247 Middle East, we are committed to showcasing and celebrating the extraordinary talent in the Arab world. With our column, #BuroSpotlights, we bring you stories of pioneering artists, innovative designers, tech trailblazers, cinematic visionaries, sports stars, and more.
This week, #BuroSpotlights Lebanese-British jewelry designer Katarina Tarazi.
Born into a family of craftsmen and antique art dealers, Tarazi was destined for the creative world. As she grew up between London and Beirut, Tarazi was fascinated by miniature Victorian toys and trinkets that moved, opened, or spun. This childhood hobby of hers laid the foundation of her eponymous jewelry brand, where the designs hold secret sentimental messages and interact mechanically with the wearer.
Drawing inspiration from specific historical eras, her jewelry is more than an ornament – it’s a narrative infused with the beliefs, culture, and essence of the time it represents. The meticulous process of bringing these tales to life involves thorough historical research, fantasy layering, sketches, technical hand drawings, and the expertise of skilled artisans.
Crafted with 18K gold, the jewels bear the brand’s signature semi-matte semi-shiny finish, embodying ethical production to the highest industry standards. Adorned with exclusively white diamonds and natural gemstones, each piece is a testament to Katarina’s commitment to timeless elegance and innovation.
Katarina Tarazi now wears the coveted crown of Fashion Trust Arabia‘s 2024 Jewelry Category winner.