DUBAI: Bella Hadid is proud to be Palestinian – the part-Arab model, born to Palestinian-American property developer Mohamed Hadid and Dutch reality TV star Yolanda Hadid, often declares her love for her heritage. When not using her platform to raise awareness of the pressing humanitarian issues in Palestine, the 25-year-old can be found rolling grape leaves and stuffing whole vegetables to make dolma with her father and friends. older sisters on Instagram Stories. This week, the walker decided to embrace her sartorial roots and let her jewelry do the talking by wearing a Chvker Jewelry necklace bearing the text “Palestine”, custom-made by brand designer Nazlia Yunus.
Hadid stepped out in West Hollywood for media artist Alana O’Herlihy’s birthday celebrations at The Nice Guy restaurant. For the occasion, the model wore a brown halter dress with an asymmetrical hemline and a pair of white leather knee-high boots. She accessorized the look, which features a plunging neckline, with a gold Palestine necklace, which she paired with an “Isabella” name chain, also from Chvker Jewelry.
The designer revealed that Hadid asked her to create around eight personalized necklaces for her, including “Pizza Queen”, “Libra Angel”, “Hellz Bellz”, “Baby Bellz”, “Bella Hadid” and “Khair”, which is his middle name.
Yunus, born in Uzbekistan, immigrated to Texas, where she later studied psychology at Blinn College. Wishing to escape the banality of exams and homework, the 25-year-old young woman decided to devote herself to her first passion, jewelry making. Yunus started by making necklaces on the online marketplace Etsy, before opening a shop on Shopify, where she sold necklaces and earrings.
The jewelry was an instant hit. It wasn’t long before Instagram influencers and It-Girls took to the photo-sharing platform to showcase Chvker’s playful gold-vermeil plated sterling silver jewelry in the form of heart-shaped hoop earrings, butterfly embellished chokers and evil eye anklets.
Hadid is the latest celebrity to wear Chvker pieces. Everyone from British actress Millie Bobby Brown and ‘Euphoria’ star Alexa Demie to beauty mogul Kylie Jenner and her three-year-old daughter Stormi have been spotted wearing the delicate, handcrafted designs. by Yunus’ hand.