Award winning designer Sharon Khazzam displays her love of art and gemstones in each of her creations. Drawn from her original sketches and paintings, each numbered jewel is entirely handmade and meticulously catalogued with a permanent record guarded in her studio.
Sharon’s career began upon earning her jewellery design degree from F.I.T. in 1984. Shortly after graduation, Asprey hired her as their sole in-house jewellery designer, a position which Sharon held onto for eight years. With Asprey’s support in 1993, Sharon launched her first eponymous collection. Simultaneously, Sharon consulted for different jewelers, amongst which were Fred Leighton and London Jewelers. In 2001, Sharon introduced her collection at Barneys New York, a partnership that has grown and still flourishes today.
In 2012, Sharon embarked upon a relationship with Isetan and Mitsukoshi in Japan, channeling the same design philosophy to their clientele. In 2013, Sharon was honored as a member-at-large for the American Society of Jewelry Historians, and in 2014, was inducted into the CFDA. Most recently in 2016, Sharon introduced her collection at Ylang 23 in Dallas.
Also in 2016, Sharon began her “Signature Series” at Barneys New York flagship stores around the country. Centered around the creation of bespoke pieces, these events feature drawings, loose gemstones, and the specific styles of clients, yielding particularly personal jewels.
Since the start of 2012, Sharon’s jewellery has been featured in a number of books, including the Quintessentially Gems Collector’s Guide, a book commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s ninetieth birthday, and four editions of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiast Club yearbook.
Sharon’s love of beautiful jewels is apparent each day. She continues to draw, paint, and create individual pieces that are clearly unique to her sense of design and style. Her aspiration is to turn these elegant and often whimsical creations into timeless collectibles, destined to tell a tale to future jewellery lovers.