Story and inspiration
Award-winning fine jewellery designer Julien Riad Sahyoun is a creative and emotive storyteller, and an artist of hidden depths. Each jewel, crafted in 18ct gold, tells a story. Whether communicating Julien’s passion to foster unity amongst people or reviving lost languages through secret Babylonian scripts, his are jewels that have meaning and call for a second look.
Growing up in Morocco, Julien was immersed in a rich culture of inspiring artisans, architecture and craftsmanship that fuelled his creativity. As did his wanderlust spirit, which opened his eyes and mind as he travelled extensively. Matching his artistic abilities with a burgeoning interest in jewellery design and gemmology, Julien studied his craft at the renowned Gemological Institute of America in both New York and California. After honing his skills and deepening his knowledge, Julien made the decision to launch his own brand, JRS, in 2016.
Today, Julien finds himself in London, where he has a showroom in the affluent South Kensington neighbourhood. It is here that he continues to translate his passions and inspirations into jewels that speak to women and men with a similarly strong sense of style and individual attitude.