Lebanese jewelry brand L’Atelier Nawbar and fashion blogger Nathalie Fanj have joined forces to create a capsule collection that pays homage to an unforgettable fashion trend from the 90s. The collection consists of six unique rings, each reviving era synonymous with all things bright and bold. Titled Jem Pop, the vibrant capsule puts its own spin on the ever so iconic plastic jewelry that came out of the 90s and is now being sported by stars like Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, and the Hadid sisters.
Founders of the brand, Dima and Tania Nawbar, and Fanj recall growing up in the 90s and being surrounded by an exuberance of vibrant colors, vintage cassettes, neon everything, Jane Fonda’s workout videos, and a plethora of 90s pop-culture memorabilia, all of which is nostalgically translated in the rings. “I’m obviously obsessed with jewelry, especially fun and colorful pieces,” shared Fanj with Vogue Arabia. “I’m also totally obsessed with the 90s and its trends so I was so excited that they’re having a major comeback now, especially the accessories.”
Each of the six rings is gold plated with intricate and playful detailing, such as an eye, a yin-yang sign, a cassette, a smiley, and a heart that comes in two different colorways — black, white, and grey, and red and pink.
Fanj adds, “Whether you grew up in the 90s or not, looking at the pieces alone will put a smile on your face because they scream fun I think. We have all been through so much this past year and it’s still not entirely over so it hasn’t all been rainbows and butterflies necessarily, but I hope that the rings will add a bit of happiness to whoever is wearing them and I truly want everyone wearing them just to have the greatest time.”
The Nawbar sisters tell Vogue Arabia, “We enjoyed every bit of this collaboration, it was so much fun creating this collection with Nathalie, especially since it brought back very special childhood memories. When she approached us with her idea, we instantly had so many design ideas in our minds and we started immediately brainstorming and throwing ideas back and forth. The brainstorming and design process were both so much fun because it felt as though we were going through our old drawers and boxes from our childhood years and revisiting everything. All of this and the memories came back to life through this capsule collection with a colorful and modern twist and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”