a Texan collection – SMU Daily Campus

Fourth generation Texan Dian Malouf began designing her bold pieces in silver and gold in 1986. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, In Style and Women’s Wear Daily.

His latest collection, “Field of Dreams”, consists primarily of oversized silver coins, including “Ride On”, a four-inch-long ring shaped like a horse.

“Nothing I do is subtle – everything I do shows up,” said Malouf. “That’s why we live in Texas. If we live here, we want it to show.

Malouf has designed over 10,000 pieces since creating her first piece for herself over 30 years ago. The owners of her jewelry are Oprah Winfrey and Elton John.

“When I brought my first designs to this jeweler in Santa Fe, the man took my rings from the back and left me alone for 30 minutes,” said Malouf. “He came back and said to me,” I just sold these two [designs], ‘and I had the nerve to say,’ without asking myself first? ‘ I ended up selling them for the price I paid for them, without any profit.

The designer’s interest in art extends beyond jewelry design. Malouf took various art classes at SMU under the guidance of Jerry Bywaters and Dan Wingren while living in Dallas.

“Bywaters and Wingren have inspired my life,” said Malouf. “I feel so honored to be so close to SMU. It’s just a good place, and I just love the association.

His work is sold at trunk shows across Texas and can be purchased on his website.

“For me, my jewelry has a look that isn’t too polished,” said Malouf. “It has an antique look; it doesn’t look like you just bought this.

For more information on “Field of Dreams” call 214-520-3123 ext. 112 or email [email protected]

“If someone wears a piece of jewelry, they either want it to be identifiable or to relate to it in some way or another,” said Malouf. “It’s not just about putting your finger on and looking good. You must have a connection somewhere. This is, for me, the subject of ‘Field of Dreams’.

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