By Ella Chakarian | June 10, 2021 | Style & Beauty
Hamptonite Catherine M. Zadeh debuts her eponymous flagship Zadeh in Southampton—bringing her sophisticated and sculptural sustainable jewelry to the East End.
Catherine M. Zadeh
Established 25 years ago, Zadeh is a New York-based jewelry brand crafted with the intention of enchanting its discoverers. Founded by Catherine M. Zadeh, the label’s often gender-fluid pieces are assembled from unexpected materials and inspired by the designer’s own androgynous style and values. Of her line’s unique aesthetic, Zadeh says it “stays with you, in your mind, in your heart and everywhere you express yourself.”
The Brant horn bracelets in three shades of gold
Enthralled by the equestrian lifestyle portrayed at the Hampton Classic, Zadeh recognized the opportunity to showcase her work and was invited to set up shop at the venue in 2013 (she made solely men’s jewelry at the time). Fast-forward to today, and the tastemaking label now offering stylish pieces for both men and women is returning to its origins with the debut of its first flagship store in Southampton. Designed to feel like an expansion of Zadeh’s own home, the store’s interior is instilled with French sensibility and warmth, featuring neutral tones and lustrous Tom Dixon light fixtures.
Celine 18K rose gold ring
The boutique aims to be a destination for effortlessly chic Hamptonites seeking serendipitous pieces that express their own distinctive identity. Like an art exhibit, the meaningful jewels, which are displayed atop tall wooden blocks and handpainted pedestals, speak for themselves. “I design pieces when I get inspired and do not follow the rhythm set by industry standards,” Zadeh reveals. “I am proud to say that there is nothing in the market that compares.”
The Delfina pendant with walnut wood encrusted with precious metals and diamonds, draped on parachute cords
In essence there are no themed or capsule collections to Zadeh, but rather a treasury of sculptural creations that are meant to be worn together and worn everywhere as an effortless form of self-expression. “Every design is meant to complement each other,” the designer shares. The range of bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings and more highlight materials such as mixed metals, ethically sourced Asian water buffalo horn, vegetable ivory and parachute cord, speaking to the sustainable quality of the brand.
Men’s and women’s stacked bracelets
Enduring and sleek, Zadeh’s lifestyle jewelry and accessories are sensible, stackable and made more precious with time. The skillful combination of gemstones, precious metals and the brand’s trademark parachute cord makes for one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to become signatures in customers’ wardrobes. Each style, ethically and consciously designed for the freethinkers and nonconformists of the world, embodies Zadeh’s mission of producing timeless, wearable works of art for pioneering souls who simply love to experience life. It is no myth that once you wear a Zadeh treasure, you will never want to part from it. 94 Main St., Southampton
Kalliste pendant in white gold on parachute cord complemented by the Rona pyramid necklace in 18K gold with diamond
Photography by: PORTRAIT BY JORY CLAY SUTTON; OTHER PHOTOS BY REMI REBILLARD