Nadia Shelbaya

Nadia Shelbaya is a Copenhagen based gemmologist and jewellery designer known for her eye-catching mix of Middle Eastern opulence and Scandinavian minimalism.

The daughter of an Egyptian mother and a Danish father, Shelbaya spent her childhood summers in Cairo, where she quickly inherited her grandmother’s passion for ornate jewellery.
Shelbaya describes her jewellery as part sensual, part rebellious and indeed, many of her pieces were named after French nouvelle vague actresses who exude a little bit of both.
“I love women who embrace their ‘wholeness’ and own up to their sexuality, their flaws and their wit,” she explains and admits that even her creative process is a bit unorthodox.