An e-boutique of organic yet edgy jewels

Emerging designer Julien Riad Sahyoun fuses urban cool with Moroccan heritage

Just Revolution Skin black and rose gold and black diamond bracelet, £6,900
Just Revolution Skin black and rose gold and black diamond bracelet, £6,900

With influences ranging from digging up treasures in the Saharan wilderness to learning the art of jewellery-making in New York, it’s little wonder the work of Julien Riad Sahyoun combines the organic and the off-beat. Mixing his Moroccan heritage with his more recent urban experiences, he produces both fabulous bespoke gems and a tempting line of ready-to-wear pieces, all crafted in 18ct gold and available to buy online.

Just Radiant Sun rose gold, mother-of-pearl and diamond earrings, £14,900
Just Radiant Sun rose gold, mother-of-pearl and diamond earrings, £14,900
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Nature is one of Sahyoun’s core themes, as seen in the refreshingly subversive, molten-rock-like Just Rebel Star collection. The undulating yet edgy black-gold Touch Me ring (£4,600) is punctuated with black and yellow diamonds, while a similar piece, the Follow Me ring (£4,700), is available in brighter materials such as rose gold with white diamonds. Another range, called Just Revolution Skin, recalls exotic leathers, with pendants, rings, necklaces and bracelets handcrafted in bold, layered combinations of hammered, textured gold. The black- and white-gold ring (£1,500), for example, is an easy, everyday piece, while a black- and rose-gold bracelet (£6,900) studded with black diamonds makes a more dazzling statement.

Just Rebel Star black gold and yellow and black diamond Touch Me ring, £4,600
Just Rebel Star black gold and yellow and black diamond Touch Me ring, £4,600
Just Rebel Star rose gold and diamond   Follow Me ring, £4,700
Just Rebel Star rose gold and diamond   Follow Me ring, £4,700

Finally, the Just Radiant Sun collection reveals a more romantic side to the designer, with floral motifs carved from sumptuous mother-of-pearl and set in diamond-studded rose gold as a pendant necklace (£3,500) or drop earrings (£14,900). These ephemeral pieces are a feminine counterpoint to Sahyoun’s more avant-garde lines. My only query is why all these collections have “just” in the title, as there’s nothing simplistic or unabashed about this jeweller, who’s certainly one to watch.

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