Jewellery designer Jacquie Aiche blends her Egyptian Native American heritage into each of her pieces that echo the free spirit and barefoot bohemia.
Designed and handcrafted in Aiche’s Los Angeles studio, the brand continues to be shaped by its founding philosophy of “spreading positive energy, every day” and has a loyal celebrity following that includes Alessandra Ambrosio, Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Shanina Shaik and Rihanna.
What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
I start most days with a short meditation. I have practiced meditation for most of my life. It keeps me grounded, grateful, and clear to create.
Three items you can’t live without?
My children, my crystals, and my tribe.
Complete the sentence: I’m happy when…
I’m doing what I love, with the people I love…barefoot and blissful.
How should jewellery make you feel?
Jewellery should make you feel like a goddess the moment it touches the skin. Its meant to enhance your natural beauty – give you that extra golden glow that’s already shining bright within.
How would you summarise your latest collection?
The Spirit collection is earthy, yet elegant. You’ll see a lot of turquoise, lapis, minerals, diamonds and gold, all blended with new motifs that connect you with your spirit. Leaves and feathers have a large presence in the collection, I’ve fallen in love.
What do you love the most about your job?
Working with my tribe and my muses. It’s all about the people who give me the biggest love and always lift me up. And maybe they get me into a little trouble along the way.
What are your plans for the Middle East?
The Middle East has always kept a special place in my heart. I can’t wait to find my tribe there.
What do you do to relax and unwind?
I do Kundalini Yoga and meditate. Each of those practices has a way of putting me in the right head space. It just feels so amazing. And I’ll always love the simple, calming energy of lighting a candle. There is at least one in every room of The Bungalow.
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Believe in yourself always, and enjoy the ride.
Did you have a plan B career path?
I can’t imagine a life where I’m without my crystal cravings. I’d probably be practicing crystal healing, or creating essential oils. There’s nothing like giving women something that makes them feel beautiful and empowered. If it wasn’t jewellery, it would be something just as special.
What’s your personal motto?
Find your tribe and love them hard.
How do you want the world to remember you?
I think the thing people remember most is the way you make them feel. I want to be remembered for bringing the love.