Ms. Hourani takes cues from her Lebanese heritage while designing this collection.
December 20, 2022: Created in collaboration with mining company Gemfields, The Donna Hourani x Gemfields ‘The Bridge’ collection showcases the power and serenity of emeralds.
Each of the 11 pieces in The Bridge collection features a Zambian emerald between a lab-grown diamond (which represents the wearer) and another coloured gemstone (which represents a specific achievement) – the emerald serving as a bridge of love between one’s true self and goals in life (such as self-love, womanhood and connection with the universe). These pieces are intended to serve as a reminder that “love is the bridge between you and everything”.
The kaleidoscopic “To Glory” bracelet has Zambian emeralds sitting alongside a lively mix of diamond, peridot, tourmaline, opal, turquoise, amethyst, tanzanite and blue topaz. Simpler is the “To Passion” necklace, with emerald bridging fire opal, citrine and diamond. The “To Creativity” dangle drop mismatching earrings boast a beguiling sequence of emerald, iolite and diamond. The “To The Universe” ring cleverly expresses the idea that “the universe is inside you”.
All set in 18k yellow gold, “To Peace”, “To Divinity”, “To Self-Love” and “To Womanhood” are a few of the others, each one using coloured gemstones to inspire the wearer to a higher purpose.
“This collection is an inspired feast for the eyes, and a true testament to Donna’s exacting creative flair. Each piece is so cleverly thought through, delighting both in meaning and the pleasing arrangement of colour,” said Emily Dungey, Gemfields director of marketing and communications.
Ms. Hourani’s upbeat designs are informed by her appreciation of the simple joys in life, like nature and pure love. She believes that emerald is the gemstone that allows the wearer to operate from the heart level, considering green is the colour of the heart chakra. Thus, emerald is perfectly cast as the “Hero” gemstone of this collection.
Ideal to wear daily and to get empowered by, the Donna Hourani x Gemfields ‘The Bridge’ collection ranges from USD 3,800 to USD 16,800 and is available on Ms. Hourani’s website.