“Ev­ery piece I de­sign comes from a spe­cial place within, and in a sense, I am giv­ing that part away and shar­ing it with my client.”

One of Zina Mufleh’s ear­li­est mem­o­ries as a child was watch­ing her mother get dressed to go out. An en­chant­ing process that cap­ti­vated the mag­i­cal senses of a lit­tle girl mes­mer­ized by her mother while she was putting on makeup, pick­ing the right dress and shoes, and fi­nally, the pièce de ré­sis­tance: the jew­elry. This process was so in­trigu­ing and ex­cit­ing that Zina’s eyes were trained from that early age to spot all things re­fined and glam­orous. As an adult, Zina went on to ex­plore her love for jew­elry by study­ing Jew­elry De­sign and Met­al­work at SIAD, the Sur­rey In­sti­tute of Art and De­sign Univer­sity Col­lege in the United King­dom, fol­low­ing that by a de­gree in De­sign from the Univer­sity of Jor­dan, fo­cus­ing on Is­lamic Art. These two aca­demic ex­pe­ri­ences helped her shape her fas­ci­na­tion with jewels and even­tu­ally cre­ate her name­sake la­bel that was es­tab­lished in 2006. Zina’s de­signs are rich in so­phis­ti­cated sim­plic­ity; de­signs able to im­press in the most sub­tle ways. With a spe­cial knack for know­ing what suits each of her clients, each cus­tom-de­signed piece by Zina re­flects her client’s per­son­al­ity. The end prod­uct is only the man­i­fes­ta­tion of an ex­ten­sive process that cov­ers pick­ing out the right stone to make the clients’ eyes pop, or pick­ing the right color of me­tal to match their skin-tone. She looks at each in­di­vid­ual as a beau­ti­ful art piece to which she’s adding her touch. The artist within her keeps long­ing to draw, an es­sen­tial el­e­ment in her char­ac­ter as a de­signer, as draw­ing is a true re­minder of the rea­son she started this jour­ney and took this path. With a char­ac­ter geared to­wards ex­pand­ing her hori­zons, Zina is an avid reader with a keen in­ter­est in know­ing more about pol­i­tics, na­ture and world events. Away from the glam of the jew­elry world, Zina is fo­cused on hu­man­i­tar­ian is­sues that can strike a re­mark­able dif­fer­ence in a child’s life. Cur­rently, she is rais­ing funds for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren to stay en­rolled in ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams. She would like to be re­mem­bered as some­one that has touched other peo­ples’ lives in one way or another.

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