The face of fine jewelry today is evolving and one its brightest young stars is London based Lebanese designer, Noor Fares. A History of Art degree from Tufts University was a natural extension of her creative upbringing where she expanded her knowledge and appreciation of Fine Art, enriching her taste and informing her inspiration. She began to focus more on jewelry and started to commission her own pieces, leading to her taking courses at the GIA where she expanded her technical knowledge of crafting jewelry and precious stones. Noor’s passion for travel, fascination with the arts and different cultures are at the core of her jewelry designs which reflect both her aesthetic and philosophy. Since launching her eponymous label in 2009, the collection has been selected by renowned global stockiest including Dover Street Market, Browns and Matches in the London, WhiteBird in Paris, Net-a-¬Porter online and as from February of 2014, Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. After receiving much international buzz for her fine jewelry line, luxury leather brand, Tod’s named Noor Fares as its brand ambassador in 2012. Noor also continues to work on exciting collaborations – in June 2013, Fares worked with internationally renowned architect and designer, Zaha Hadid for a conceptual summer pop-up. Whilst continuing to grow her business, Noor has been able to balance her studies as a post‐graduate at the prestigious Central Saint Martin's School of Art and Design in London, where she will graduate in 2014 with a Master’s in Fine Jewelry Design.