Brand History - Arabel's Passion
A Fine Arts Graduate and gemmologist, Spanish-born Arabel Lebrusan, spent several years living and breathing ethical jewellery, before touching down in London to study for her MA in Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins in 2015, under the direction of Simon Fraser, course director and creative extraordinaire.
Graduating in 2007, she became Creative Director at Leblas Jewellery in Sloane Square, the UK’s very first ethical jewellery boutique. Here, she further cultivated her passion for sustainability and all things Fairtrade, working with artisan master craftsmen to create unique jewellery, using only Fairtrade and recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones.
One of the first UK designers to hold a Fairtrade licence, Arabel stayed two years perfecting her techniques at Leblas, before deciding to create her own exclusive range. What began as a fledgling project, launched from her kitchen table in Bedford in 2012, has become a thriving online fine jewellery brand, that’s synonymous with ethical design and fair practice.
Producing her work for a wholesale market initially, Arabel soon recognised increasing demand for a much more personal approach. Today she deals directly with her customers, often one-to-one, creating exquisite ready-to-wear and one-off bespoke pieces that are stunning in every respect. Jewellery that is beautiful both inside and out.
Six years later, Arabel employs an energetic team of four, who each share her passion for beauty in design, craftsmanship and ethics.
When she is not designing future heirlooms, she is busy campaigning for change. A leading voice for the ethical jewellery cause, her insuppressible energy and tireless contribution has been acknowledged with a long list of awards and accolades, including UK Jewellery Designer of the Year 2017.
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