Ana Khouri imprints her unmistakable signature style in sharp and challenging designs when creating jewelry. With her knowledge, she is able to leave behind conventional design while still remaining true to the traditions of an artisan jeweler. Authorial, her creations are known for their unpretentious and unique elegance, perfect anatomy and revolutionary symmetries.
Ana does not create collection. Her jewelry is considered haute couture. Her pieces are exclusive. When not a unique piece, all of her designs are numbered editions. "I see my jewelry as a piece of art." Khouri's individual style and natural confidence led her process of creation to escape from commonplaces or preconceptions. "When I started, I never thought about showing the jewelry," she says. "I like to see how the work evolves. It’s not about a ring or an earring; it’s about melding the body form with the jewelry.”
Brazilian Ana Khouri graduated in Fine Arts at Faculdade Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo. While still in college working on her sculptures, she started designing her first jewelry pieces. "It involved connecting sculpture, which I was already working with, with the body," Khouri explains. After graduation Ana moved to New York and then London to study gemology and jewelry at GIA as well as St Martins London and Parsons. Ana lives in New York City.