Adel Chefridi was born in Tunis, along the Mediterranean coast. He came to New York in 1998 where he founded his studio. Drawing from his multicultural background, Adel’s work reflects past and present with nostalgia and hope. The designs emphasize simplicity, durability and an openness to light and movement. Using natural gemstones, his pieces have a friendly and peaceful feel that make them wearable every day.
Adel studied Gemology in the most advanced Gem lab and school in the U.S., the Gemological Institute of America, where he graduated as Graduate Gemologist (GG) and Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP). He then went on to intensive study of goldsmithing at Studio Jewelers and graduated as a Bench Jeweler. He also studied Computer Aided design (CAD) and took various other Jewelry making and wax modeling classes.