Designers to Watch: Alison Lou

With her adorably expressive designs in high quality precious metals, Alison Chemla, the creative director behind Alison Lou, is our latest “Designer To Watch” with her incredibly unique and wearable jewelry line putting humor on a pedestal with a covetable flair.

A native of New York City, Alison’s love of design and talent for creativity shows throughout her trendy debut collection. Featuring a variety of commentary and expressions, these shapes and symbols are found strung across everything from delicate necklaces and bracelets to simple studs and chunky stackable statement rings. This inspiration – so clearly sparked by the modern world of communication – allowed for Alison to create this pronounced theme full of contemporary pieces of digital lexicon in the form of proverbial wit and cheeky emoticons that emphasize just how playful and transformative your jewelry can be.

“It was very important to me that I create pieces that allow (customers) to exercise their creative control…mixing and matching which earring or ring combinations…to express their feelings.”

To significantly elevate this collection from simplistically whimsy to fine jewelry must-haves, Alison harnesses the use of high quality materials in the form of 14K white and yellow gold. With the additional help of sparkling red rubies and dazzling diamonds sprinkled throughout, it’s easy to see that you’ll be bound to get your message across loud and clear without ever having to say a single word.

About the Author

Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m