HELLO I’M ALIA : )
I design jewellery for art lovers who believe in the nurturing power of living a life surrounded by beauty that has purpose.
ART LOVERS LIKE YOU WHO…
- Love being surrounded by wearable art and design that tells a meaningful story.
- Value fine artisan practices that promote well-being, community care and cultural respect.
- Collect distinctive jewellery to accentuate your unique style, and make a powerful statement that shows respect and care for fine artisan craft
THIS IS MY STORY…
I was 12 when I caught the jewellery bug with my childhood bestie Catherine Anyango Grünewald (also an acclaimed artist). Using my mum’s sewing box (and a big stone – yes a stone!) we made Coca Cola bottle-top earrings and proudly sold them at a craft fair in Nairobi! Fast-forward, and I fell in love with precious metal wire work and lace-making while studying a BA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Crafts at the Cass School of Art and Design in London, UK. In 2004, I established Alia Weston Jewellery to share my love for contemporary wearable art.
Design is a way for me to celebrate my mixed-heritage. South African, Cape Malay culture, kindled my love for beaded lace clothing and home-wares that are treasured for special occasions, while my English heritage sparked my fascination for lace-making. Raised in Zimbabwe and Kenya, lush nature offers abundant inspiration for my organic designs. Using delicate motifs, like flower petals, I painstakingly weave precious wire into intricate sculptural jewellery for your enjoyment. My innovative technique has been honoured in the jewellery industry. My ‘Celestial Dust’ Collar, received a Silver Award from the Goldsmith’s Craftsmanship & Design Awards, while my my ‘Petals Embrace’ silver rose bodice was commended by the British Jewellers Association. My work in stocked by prestigious retail outlets in the fine Craft industry, including Cecelia Coleman Gallery in London (UK), and the Craft Ontario gallery shop in Toronto.
Love for the arts, education and responsible business led me to become a Professor at OCAD University in Toronto, where I have the privilege of supporting emerging artists and designers to realise their dreams of starting creative businesses. Though Alia Weston Jewellery, I am excited to show them how it’s done. When you work with me you are playing a part in empowering future generations of creative entrepreneurs!
When you wear a piece of Alia Weston Jewellery, you’ll make an everlasting statement at any occasion. You’ll radiate elegance wearing pieces of unique art. You’ll wow in couture that resemble delicate flowers or fur!
Are you ready to make a statement? Head over to my shop today! ♡