Nayla Arida was born in Beirut. The child of the war that raged through Lebanon, she fled her country with her family when they decided to settle in France where she grew up and studied.Twenty five years of exile later, Nayla reconnects with her roots and returns to Lebanon, the homeland she has never stopped loving.
In continuous search for dreams and aesthetics, Nayla turns to the jewelry world where she finds herself.There, she designs jewelry for the Lebanese brand, Les Bazella, starting with a small line of jewels. In workshops, she then discovers the secrets of creating and making. Her fascination with jewelry as well as her curiosity and acute sense for details evolved to make here go forward and set her own trends and creations. She launched her brand, under her own name: Nayla Arida.
Nayla derives her inspiration from Beirut, the bustling and captivating city, the capital of all contrasts and the melting pot of different cultures that intermingle daily. Nayla uncovers incredible creative energy thanks to Beirut, the city so many times wounded but each time reviving itself, the amazing city where nothing seems to make sense, yet everything works well!
Nayla also draw here inspiration from nature.With the theme of the bestiary, she reinvents a very colorful Noah’s Ark of animals finely engraved with diamonds, malachite, onyx, choral, turquoises and mother of pearls. Delicately combined, this multitude of precious gems allows such poetic pieces of jewelry to express subtle feelings through messages and symbols.
Last but not least, Nayla’s creations are entirely handmade.They are sold in Beirut, London, Paris and Dubai.