Adel Chefridi was born in the old city of Tunis, along the Mediterranean coast. He came to New York in 1998, where he studied Gemology at GIA, and then went on to an intensive study of gold smithing and diamond setting. Meanwhile he met Corinne, who became his wife and business partner. Adel built his first studio in the kitchen of their Brooklyn apartment and later went on to establish a studio and showroom in SOHO.
In 2008 Adel and Corinne (and their two girls) moved to Woodstock, NY, reconnecting with nature, and built their present studio just a walk from town. In the spring of 2013 Adel built a studio in his home town in Tunisia where some of the silver pieces are made.
Today Adel's work is increasingly drawing from his multicultural background and the genuine hope to find the common essence of beauty and harmony displayed in endless forms of different cultures.
His work emphasizes simplicity, wearability, and an openness to light and movement. Using genuine gemstones and precious metals, his pieces have a friendly and peaceful feel that makes them wearable everyday. The natural gemstones bring in light and exquisite color while blending with form and surface to create a motif that speaks to both past and future.