Interview of Andre Marcha, Lebanese Jewlery Creator - nov. 2003
But I have to say that this is not something I totally control : when I’m
focused on a design, I usually discover the level of creativity once the design
|How did you become a jewellery
Well, my parents were jewellers and eventhough my intention was to get a
doctorate in Mathematics, I had to start working and earning some money. So, I
decided, and it was actually almost an obligation, to enter in the jewellery design
This hasn't been of great difficulty for me since I was designing and painting
at that period of my life. But, who knows, I might have won the Fields medal !!
What makes your creations different from the other's ?
I always strive to bring up new ideas, original designs to my creations.
On a personal level I think it is interesting to seek for challenges and to discover
I also pay a particular attention to the shape and colors and to the way they
influence each other. It is fascinating to see how they interact , finding the
appropriate combination is what gives live to jewels.
Where does your
inspiration come from ?
I usually listen to jazz music while I'm working, this is likely to have
an influence on my works.
But I would say that the motivation to deliver new creations and to maintain high
standard in their implementation is a powerful way to keep inspiration.
There is something to be added here, one has to find the balance between creativity
and eccentricity, you always have to keep in mind that harmony has to be respected.
Fine tuning these elements is what brings the most beautiful jewels.
Do you have preferences for certain stones or gems ?
I like all gemstones but my personal preference goes to ruby and pearls.
Pearls are suggestive, by looking at one you immediately imagine the atmosphere,
the feel it will give to the jewel.
I also very much enjoy the possibilities that are offered to accommodate gems
within concepts, I recently worked a lot with concepts such as fruits, animals,
Give us your definition of creativity…
It is the ability to artistically translate ideas into objects…
- November 2003