Anabela Chan is a Chinese designer based in London. Comes from a family that has been in the film industry for three generations.
Anabela grew up between London and Paris, attended the Royal College of Art and the Gemological Association of Great Britain, through which she discovered her talent in choosing the gemstones she uses for her jewelry.
As a jewelry designer, Anabela begins by choosing stones to create stunning visuals.
To better understand Anabela Chan’s many-sided interests, it must be added that she had a period of her life in fashion: she worked with designer Alexander McQueen in London for seven years, with architect Richard Rogers, passionate about fashion, architecture and art.
Anabela Chan about herself:
When I was 16, I interviewed Andrew Grim, a jeweler for the British Royal Court, for my school art project. Andrew and his wife Jojo were kind enough to meet me and my art teacher Sue Stanway at Burlington Arcade in central London where he not only patiently answered all my questions but also showed me his incredible jewels and original sketches live.
Although I continued to study and practice architecture and then fashion design after that, before returning to the Royal College of Art to study jewelry, it was on this day, as a wide-eyed teenager, that I fell in love with the world of jewelry for life.
As a jewelry designer with an artistic background but no formal business education, I began to organically build my brand with a well-defined vision, common sense and intuition. I founded my eponymous brand for six years, right after graduating from the Royal College of Art, where I completed my Master of Arts in Jewelery and Silversmithing.
Initially, my pieces were presented in London at Selfridges and The Conran Shop, as well as online at Luisa Via Roma. I soon received five international awards from Vogue Talents, The Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council and the Gemological Association of Great Britain.
I began holding private pop-up jewelry shows all over the world, from London and Paris to Milan, from Hong Kong to Dubai, and soon opened my first boutique at the Ham Yard Hotel in Piccadilly Square in central London. And just recently, in the summer of 2020, we opened the doors of a new boutique on Sloane Street near Harrods, where I like to go for a cup of tea with macaroons from Ladurée.