There’s a new jewelry line made in New Orleans by a native New Orleanian, Christine Alexis. Her line is inspired by international royalty.
Christine Alexis is 23 years old, and she traveled abroad while in college. Her love for travel helped to inspire her to create “Culture Shock” jewelry.
“Culture Shock” jewelry is traditional jewelry inspired by Middle Eastern and Indian cultures.
“We wanted to say culture, you’re going to be shocked and you’re going to learn about different cultures from all over the world through jewelry,” she said.
She created “Culture Shock” in 2012, and just created her new collection, “Rani”. One of her new pieces is a necklace made after she saw a picture of the Queen of Jordan, Queen Rania’s crown. She used the crown as an example and created a necklace and earrings which look like the Queen’s jewels. Alexis, of course, adds her own special twist.
“Every piece tells a story,” she said.
Another piece she is quite fond of is a cuff she designed.
“It says ‘love conquers all’ in Farsi. This cuff was worn by a Persian King. I took it and made it more feminine.”
In the future she’d like to create jewelry with a Moroccan influence.
Her jewelry is affordable with pieces ranging from $60-$90.
Currently she is fundraising through Kickstarter.
You can donate now through April 6th.
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