Hassan Bounkit, a native of Morocco, began his career studying fashion design in Florence, Italy. After finishing his studies, he worked for couture houses as Ferragamo and Marella Ferrera. In 1989, he moved to New York and worked for Nicole Miller and Arnold Scaasi, among others.
Always drawn to jewelry, Bounkit launched his own extensive line in 2006. Both elegant and exotic with vibrant color combinations and unusual settings.
Bounkit is a line of modern bespoke jewelry Made in New York and inspired by the Mediterranean heritage of its founder. The finest artisan techniques passed down for generations are applied in a modern couture away. The collection perfectly combines the high fashion looks and stones of fine jewelry, with the affordable price points of the finest costume jewelry. The designer Hassan Bounkit blends the finest hues of nature with a vibrant sophistication.
He deftly mixes sunset hues with vibrant organically cut semi-precious stones in necklaces, bracelets, and earrings featuring exquisite clasps and unique details. Bounkit is unique among jewelry designers; He uses semi-precious stones as an artist combining unusual colors and impressive shapes and sizes to create jewelry which demands to be noticed. Many of his bold stone bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings feature sensationally gigantic stones making them power pieces paying homage to those power cuffs worn by the stars of the 1940’s. They are the perfect blend of modern architectural jewelry with a splash of Art Deco boldness.
Bounkit creates interchangeable earrings, necklaces and bracelets witch can be worn more than on way. He designs three complete collections each year in his New York City atelier where the jewelry created by hand to his specifications. His collection can be purchased on his site, bounkit.com as well as select retailers across the county and Europe.
The collections instantly caught the attention of fashion editors and celebrities including; Oprah, Iman, Liv Tyler, Salma Hayek, Sofia Vergara, Brooke Shields, Megan Markle, Taylor Swift, Lily Collins among others. Bounkit’s pieces have been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Allure, Gotham, Essence, Glamour, Town & Country, InStyle, Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, Domino, O Magazine in addition to NBC’S “The Today Show”, “The Oprah WinfreyShow”, “Lipstick Jungle”, “Insecure”, “Reign”, “Astronauts Wives Club” and “Gossip Girl” Tv. Shows. He creates three complete collections each year in his New York City atelier where the jewelry is made to his specifications and all by hand.
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