Contrary to what foreigners think of Lebanon and its citizens, we Lebanese have more of an artsy side than a terrorist one. Funny I have to mention that! In fact, every now and then, the world gets astonished by our talent and by our I mean Elie Saab, Georges Chakra, Robert Abi Nader, Reem Acra and the list goes on. To these big names I would like to add Gilbert Halaby, an artist with extravagant ideas for necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. I personally call his pieces “masterpieces” and each one of them has its special “Halaby” signature meaning it is special in its own unique way. The artist is also a handbags and clutches designer; following are some pictures to have a taste of the special interest I have in Halaby’s designs so get ready to get blown away. En route!

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Amazing gold leaves necklace.


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Fan-shaped gold bracelet with a caramel-colored stone.

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Another gold bracelet with a Swarovski crystal stone.

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Breathtaking “Cleopatra” necklace, black stones.

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The gorgeous TV anchor Roula Mansour wearing the Cleopatra necklace.

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The smaller Cleopatra version in red.

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Dramatic earrings by Halaby with fushia Swraovski stones.

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“Mega” clutch.

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Halaby designs featured in Lady Gaga’s video Artpop, Applause.

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Vogue Japan highlighting Halaby’s chef-d’oeuvre.

These pictures were just a preview of Halaby’s spectacular collection and pieces, the rest is for you to discover on his website: http://www.halaby.it or at Le Loft 271 (Antelias).

Keep Sparkling!

Vanilla x