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Haute Feature : House of Gems

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hi Guys , today i would like to feature a unique company based in Charlotte , North Carolina that specializes in Handcrafted accessories .


House of Gems was launched over 20 years ago and is the accessory line of Fawziyyah Abdullah .
Abdullah is a Jewelry artiste and a fashion designer who hails from the culturally diverse village of Harlem , New York . Fawziyyah has always had an innate passion for designing jewellery . Her mother nurtured that passion and turned it into a business by the time she was 13. Fawziyyah and her sisters travelled to bead shows to buy supplies and network with other designers and potential clients  . As their skills and experience grew , they were now able to sell at fashion shows and women's events. According to Abdullah , this taught her and her sisters a sense of responsibility and also that they could do anything .

The tag line of this brand is "Wear We're Unique" and the pieces are a true embodiment of that . All pieces are carefully handcrafted and hand painted and of course stylish . The jewelry provides a glimpse into her personal world and authentic self . The main intention was to create pieces for women who wanted to be stylish and unique but at the same time modest . All the pieces are fun , colorful and vibrant

" All my pieces are a part of me and tell a story about my life" - Fawziyyah Abdullah

The modest designer sites nature as her source of inspiration for her pieces. She also expresses that even gets inspiration from dirt to the trees. Above all , her greatest source of inspiration is her family.

I was actually sent 2 pieces to review by House Of Gems.

( Aren't these just vibrant and colourful? )





House of Gems' signature is colour . These earrings are really colourful . They feature two triangles : a larger one that is dark green and a small light green one . It also features a medium orange circle ( well you only see half of that circle from the front) . I have to admit , when i saw these in the package i thought they would be one of those earrings that would be super heavy and weigh down my ear lobes . Guess what  ... they are really light weight even though they are made of wood :-) These were hand painted by Abdullah . These are definitely statement pieces that speak for themselves and should only be worn with a monochromatic outfit to allow its true beauty to shine through :-) I would wear them on a special night out , or a classy daytime casual look :-)



This bracelet is made from memory wire and wraps around your wrists 5 times! If you are a fan of the "Stacking bracelets " trend you will love this piece. It also has golden seed beads , soft pink faux pearls , glass beads and semi-precious stone. Because of its multiple colours , it can be worn with several outfits.  I must say , even thought i just received this piece , it is already my favorite bracelet and I'm not just saying that. The thing is ... i have freakishly tiny wrists and whenever i buy bracelets and bangles , instead of them fitting comfortable on my wrist , they always slide all the way down . Because of the memory wire you are able to adjust it to fit YOUR wrist instead of it being the typical "standard" size. Memory wire is actually a steel spring wire which stretches to retain its shape and expands to fit whatever its wraps around precisely.

Fawziyyah's Jewellery have been showcased in various fashion shows throughout New York and her current home of Charlotte , NC . To see more unique pieces from House of Gems.  The great thing about hand crafted accessories is that you will never find them anywhere else . No pieces are ever truly the same and i feel really special when a person sits down and makes something from their own little visions , then add their unique touch to it.Click the link below.


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Banner +Designer Picture : House of Gems
Product Pictures : Haute People

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19 comments on "Haute Feature : House of Gems"
  1. NICE!! Lovely, Sis! I am luvn' how you worked the hand painted studs!!!

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  2. Anonymous9:10 AM

    Inspirational! Love your beautiful unique collection. The sky is the limit on your artistic expression.

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  3. I love playing with jewelry. These looks gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful! I love wearing neutral colors and then adding vibrant, colorful jewelry to make an outfit pop.

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  5. What beautiful pieces of jewelry, I'm in awe of the talent. I love unique products of every sort, especially jewelry and apparel.

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  6. I love uniques items especially jewelry. I think being one of a kind is awesome.

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  7. Very pretty bracelets - bracelets are my jewelry of choice. I think a great bracelet can make a outfit

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  8. What pretty jewelry! I love the colors and different bead shapes!

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  9. Oh jewelery is my favorite accessory. I think that is beautiful! I love wire bracelets, they are super fun! - Jeanine

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  10. I like those stacking bracelets! Very colorful!

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  11. Those pieces are gorgeous! I love all the vibrant colors!

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  12. I love colorful accessories like this. That bracelet really would be perfect for spring and summer!

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  13. My goodness these are pretty. I am not a big jewelry person, but I could be!

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  14. Both of these pieces are gorgeous! I love the earrings!

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  15. So colorful! I love the bracelets!

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  16. I love original pieces. There's something so fabulous about knowing you're wearing a unique piece!

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  17. I love jewelry. These pieces are very colorful and sparkly!

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  18. I love jewelry, accessories, etc. These are so cute and I could already see several outfits I could put them together with.

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  19. This jewelry is very pretty and unique! So talented!

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