Inspired by the abundant natural bounty and rich cultural landscape of Jordan, each of her collections is imbued with the traditions and civilizations of the past, re-casted as stunning amulets for the future – celebrating both our shared heritage and modern diversity.
Lama's collections are also inspired from the old primitive etchings and drawings, adorning walls and caves throughout Jordan’s desert landscape and rich archeological relics, recalling many locations around the world with similar drawings of a similar life and daily practices. Those symbols are familiar, explicable and they become a way of communication-- a universal language that conveys free self-expression, peace and unity without any ethnic, cultural or religious barriers.
An “art to wear”, where each design is either a “master” piece or part of a limited edition—that is the cornerstone of her collectible jewelry, which are handmade and assembled in her Amman workshop. Fusing “hand selected” precious and semi precious stones with gold, silver, brass and copper in an unusual approach to contrast and harmony based on her long-standing experience and background in art.
Lama also gets inspiration from the various places she's visited around the world, where she explores unique gems to use as color on her canvas.
Winner of the best innovative Design Award under the Young Arab Designers category by The Middle East Watches, Jewellery & Pens Awards; her creations have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world including Cairo, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Beirut, Syria, Le Bon Marche- Paris, The American Museum of Natural History- NYC, Cincinnati Modern Art Museum, Ottawa Museum of Civilization, the Chicago City International Fashion Week, Art Basel/ Design District- Miami, and most recently The Temporary Contemporary Museum in Palm Beach and Hanau Museum- Germany; in addition to three recent exhibitions in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Lama's jewelry can be seen at department stores, boutiques and art galleries such as Harvey Nichols- Dubai, Villa Moda- Kuwait, HLAM Design- Milan, Closed Showroom- Milan, Closed Shop- Germany, Gallery O- Khubar, Saudi Arabia, Tajalliyat Art Gallery –Syria and Bait Muzna Gallery- Muscat/Oman.
Lama’s famous circles unveil her own interpretation of the primitive cave drawings hand-stenciled on silver, gold or gold plated discs.
This collection includes three categories:
Lamystique Disc comes in three sizes (large, medium and small) and can be placed as pendants, long necklaces and double wrap necklaces.
Lamystique Infinity has the infinity sign as two connected discs. They come in medium and small sizes.
Lamystique Lock incorporates a disc and a stick with hand-stenciled symbols. This design was transformed into a reality when Lama decided to have a jewelry piece that can be identified as her own personal work from the back and front—also known as Lama’s trade mark since the beginning of 2000.
Lama’s Charms. Contain old stories and mythology of the Mediterranean reflected through symbols like the tree that stands for family, turtle for perseverance, apple for love, fish for wealth, horseshoe for luck, eye for protection, the cross and/or allah for blessings, key for happiness, dove for peace and the Egyptian key of life for health.
This design is inspired from ancient and modern keys that are a symbol of hope, happiness and love, combined with old coins, archeological relics and totems of the desert to the old key holes and locks, with rustic and shiny effects in addition to chains and colorful semiprecious stones.
Incorporating her primitive symbols with geometric spheres, cubes and discs along with chunky chains and tassels ornamented with semi precious stones and Japanese silk.
Japan. Timeless and shy in color, this Japanese-inspired jewelry collection emphasizes intimacy, minimalism, and appreciation of the integrity of natural objects. Infused with dreams and blessings, and inspired by the paper-knotted wishes, prayers, and dreams hung on tree branches outside Japanese temples, the wish knot necklaces, set in white pearl, with vibrant silk threads, recall the beauty and grace of glorious eastern traditions.
The second line of this collection places delicacy at its heart in that it features dainty chain necklaces tickled by colorful cotton threads.
Jordan. The fields of Northern Jordan light up with the ruddy glow of these delicate and robust petals. At once shy and gutsy, their fiery crimson heads flirt with those who gaze upon them; they refresh the onlooker’s soul; and, ultimately, they define femininity. Wear your perfectly bloomed poppy, handmade in sterling silver, centered with a white fresh water pearl, and flanked with fresh, vibrant semi precious stones.
Inspired by the evergreen olive tree, a sacred tree that gracefully stretches its branches to the heavens while it shimmers its silvery-gray leaves in the light sunny breeze; beautiful, selfless and nurturing; a symbol of rebirth, peace, maturity and strength.
Combining contrasts with delicate & bold objects; this playful collection is inspired by the emergency sewing kit including buttons, threads, Bobbins and safety pins. All stenciled with lama Hourani’s expressive trademark symbols.
3 As One
Statement, elaborative and feminine; this collection is all about expressing love in 3D while playing with the concept of how precious diamonds are.