Adel Chefridi

Adel Chefridi was born in the old city of Tunis, along the Mediterranean coast. He came to New York in 1998, where he founded his studio and his work increasingly draws from his multicultural background, resulting in an attempt to reconcile past and present, nostalgia and hope. His designs emphasize simplicity, wearability, durability, and openness to light and movement. Using natural gemstones, his pieces have a friendly and peaceful feel that make them wearable everyday.

Adel studied Gemology in the most advanced gem lab and school in the U.S., the Gemological Institute of America, where he graduated as Graduate Gemologist (GG) and Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP). He then went on to intensive study of goldsmithing at Studio Jewelers and graduated as a Bench Jeweler. He also studied Computer Aided design (CAD) and took various other Jewelry making and wax modeling classes.