Our master craftsman, Habib Farah, began working with silver relatively recently, after he and his family moved from Aleppo, Syria, to Riga, Latvia. Habib learnt his craft as a goldsmith in Aleppo, joining his brothers and uncles in the family business at a young age. The family worked exclusively with gold, which is the preferred precious metal in the Middle East. As the war in Syria made it impossible to stay in Aleppo, the family relocated to the Baltic States, and set up business in Riga, the beautiful capital city of Latvia.
This move obviously meant huge changes for the family, and also for the business. Silver is much more popular here than in Syria, and Habib quickly adapted to using this precious metal, and combines it with local materials, most noticeably with Baltic amber (see our Amber Collection for more details).
Habib and Carla are constantly developing new designs for this collection. Many of the items currently being developed use silver wire, which has been hand-pulled to the desired thickness, and then twisted or manipulated into the various shapes. Check out our necklaces featuring hand-twisted geometric silver shapes, or our circular silver earrings.