Samira Sizdahkani discovered her passion for Tahitian pearls nearly a decade ago while working as a stylist in Los Angeles. Born into the fashion business, Samira grew up in Washington, D.C., where she spent hours playing in the workroom of her mother’s designer fashion and jewelry store. She credits her upbringing with honing her eye for design. Samira 13 is renowned for its edgy and inventive approach to pearls. Whether studding pearls with gemstones or pairing them with unlikely materials such as leather, skulls or fringe, Samira 13 has reimagined this classic gemstone, ushering it into the 21st century.
IN HER WORDS
“I've never seen pearls as especially demure or conventional, so I don't feel constrained to work with them in a particular way. I enjoy playing with pearls and strive to make pieces that are beautiful in unexpected ways, fresh to the eye and fun to wear.”
WHAT WE LOVE
Decadent and moody with a touch of the macabre, Samira 13 takes pearls where they’ve never gone before. No longer relegated to the back of the jewelry box, the pearl—in Samira’s hands—becomes a modern-day canvas that she is constantly transforming and manipulating. Mixing pearls with unisex settings, fashion-forward motifs and unlikely materials, Samira allows their dark and luminous beauty to shine.