Lineda Sahi was born and raised in France, but she currently lives and works from her studio in Amsterdam. Having a degree in materials processing and surface treatments (Lyon & Paris, FR), she maintained a long personal relationship with the jewelries she inherited from her Amazigh background.
Always being attracted by graphic design, she explored the web design and obtained a master degree in Interactive Multimedia at HKU in Hilversum (NL) – European Media Master of Arts. Then, Lineda began her professional career as a freelance graphic designer. Her clients were mostly NGO’s and cultural institutions. But driven by the innate love for the world of art, fashion and cinema, she left her successful career as a graphic designer to follow her little girl dream and started an exciting new adventure. She indeed decided to enrol at the Vakschool Schoonhoven in the Netherlands and followed special goldsmithing courses at the MOF (Meilleurs Ouvriers de France) in France.
Working with sustainable materials, Lineda uses a mix of gold (14 & 18 kt) and blackened silver to highlight the conflict-free precious stones. Each piece is unique and handcrafted like a miniature sculpture resulting in modern expression.