Featured Artist Sana Doumet

Inspired by ancient cultures, artist Sana Doumet creates stunning jewelry designs with gold, silver and precious stones. View more of her collection by visiting her website.

 

silver and gold linked necklace by Sana Doumet

“Bouncing Links Necklace” sterling silver and bimetal (18kt gold and sterling silver), .63”W x 36.5”L

 

While living in Ecuador, I cried every time the gallery owner told me she sold one of my pieces. I had to learn to let go—that selling is sharing and I cannot keep everything I make!

 

three silver and gold hand made rings by Sana Doumet

“Three Rings” sterling silver and 18kt gold, from left to right: “Terre Ring” 1.06”W, “Ran Ring (silver base) .81”W and “Ran Ring” 1.125”

 

I am originally from Lebanon, but attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts where I earned a BFA. Later, I studied sculpture in Perugia, Italy. Even after I graduated, I continued to take courses to improve my business and art skills.

 

five handmade silver and gold bangle bracelets by Sana Doumet

“Charming Bangles” sterling silver and bimetal (18kt gold and sterling silver), assorted diameters from 2.25” to 2.63”D

 

I loved creating sculptures, but when I moved to the United States I was intrigued with the idea of making sculpture on a smaller scale.

 

hand made silver and gold dangle earrings by Sana Doumet

“Aqua Earrings Long” sterling silver, bimetal (18kt gold and sterling silver) with 18kt gold posts, .63”W x 1.25”L

 

I decided to concentrate on making jewelry. This made it possible for me to take my work with me when I went back home to Lebanon, so I could show my family and friends firsthand what I was working on.

 

hand made silver and gold linked bracelet by Sana Doumet

“Aqua Bracelet” sterling silver, 18kt gold and bimetal (18kt gold & sterling silver), .63”W x 8”L x .25”H

 

When creating my jewelry designs, I use basic ancient techniques—a lot of hammering, texturing, soldering, forging, forming and other means.

 

two cuff bracelets and a ring by Sana Doumet

Two Cuffs & a Ring (from left to right): “Cuff Narrow 2” sterling silver and bimetal (18kt gold and sterling silver), .64”W x 6” to 7”L; “Ran Ring 2” sterling silver and 18kt gold, .75”W; “Cuff Wide 1” sterling silver and bimetal (18kt gold and sterling silver), 1”W x 6.13” to 7”L

 

Although I have always mixed metals, my work has evolved over time. After graduating from the SMFA, I worked on large theatrical pieces. I then created a whole series made of copper, silver and gold. Next, I began a different collection with semi-precious stones laid in sterling silver and 18kt yellow gold. Sometimes I use colored stones and diamonds. The materials I am currently using are sterling silver, 18kt and 22kt yellow gold, 18kt rose gold and semi-precious stones and pearls.

 

three hand made diamond studded silver and gold rings by Sana Doumet

From left to right: “Slim Ran Ring with 3 Diamonds” sterling silver, 18kt gold and three .10ct diamonds, .62”L; “Pock-A-Diamonds Ring” sterling silver, 18kt gold and five .10ct diamonds, .69”L; “Eight 5 Diamond Band” sterling silver, 18kt gold and five .05ct diamonds, .313”W

 

The inspiration for my art comes from my experiences traveling and living in different countries all over the world. There is a definite nod to ancient cultures in my work, elevated with a contemporary flair.

 

a pair of hand made silver and gold hoop earrings by Sana Doumet

“Luna Hoops” sterling silver, bimetal (18kt gold and sterling silver) with 18kt gold post, .31”W x 1”L

 

I sell my work at juried art shows and a few galleries, as well as by appointment and through my website. Customers and collectors appreciate my work because it involves a lot of hammering and texturing.

 

a pair of hand made silver and gold dangle earrings by Sana Doumet

“Solar Earrings” sterling silver, bimetal (22kt gold and sterling silver) with 18kt gold posts, 1”W x 1.63”L

 

My customers have also expressed that they love the combination of gold and silver. They have told me that the character I create in my jewelry echoes their own self-expression.

 

hand made gold and silver pendant with a square aquamarine by Sana Doumet

“Aqua Marine Large Square Pendant” sterling silver, 22kt gold, bimetal (18kt gold and sterling silver), diamonds and Aquamarine, 1.18”W x 1.18”L (pendant); 18”L (chain)

 

I am so grateful for my customers and prospective customers because they understand and appreciate my work. Being an artist allows me the freedom to express myself and to be self-employed, both very gratifying aspects of my work. Working with my husband, Munir, who helps and supports my calling, also makes being an artist so much more enjoyable.

 

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