Nadia Jabour is a Guyanese born jewelry designer living in Toronto. In an interview with Guyana Times Sunday Magazine, she revealed that she started designing jewelry in Canada about 5 years ago. “I have always been creative, but after moving back to Canada was never able to find a niche area of the arts to develop, but with having teenage girls always wanting to have something different, I ventured into a class and never stopped after that.” Her jewelry line ‘Designs by Nadia’ are original designs created from indigenous seeds, wood, sea glass, sea stones and any natural material. It has created a new market combining precious metals with pieces of nature that gives her collections a unique touch.
Nadia stated that her inspiration came from her two daughters and the many young adults who flowed through my home over the years, each one looking for something unusual to wear that suits their personality and style. “I have always had a desire to create with a difference. I am currently working on a line of men’s jewelry, which my two son’s have inspired. My recent works have now included gold and silver.”
Most of Nadia’s raw material comes from Guyana and the Caribbean islands. The designer pointed out that Guyana has an “unlimited amount of natural resources that need to be used in a variety of ways and marketed to the world.”
A few of Nadia’s pieces were featured in the June 2010 edition of ‘SHE Magazine’. Nadia was also chosen to participate in ‘Design Caribbean 2011’ in Dominican Republic. Her designs are sold in Toronto, Canada, St Lucia, Barbados and Guyana. Nadia’s pieces have been used in Runways shows of Guyanese fashion designers Michelle Cole and Sonia Noel and also worn by Miss Guyana World, Arti Cameron and Miss Guyana Universe, Ruqayyah Boyer.Nadia’s plans for the future are to supply the International and Caribbean markets and to become known as the “Designer with a Difference”. Check out Designs by Nadia on Facebook to view more of Nadia’s fashionable pieces.