Rare and Unique GIA Certified 4.55 Carat “Estate” NO HEAT Ruby & Diamond Pendant Necklace. This extraordinary pendant features a 3.51 VVS2 clarity “UNHEATED & UNTREATED” vivid “pigeon blood purple-red color” earth mined ruby that is set with 18 large & stunning near flawless to eye clean VS2-SI2 clarity “Colorless & Near Colorless” F-G diamonds. These elegant hand cut and hand set diamond beauties total an impressive 1.04 carats and feature exceptional sparkle and fire. The setting is a true masterpiece featuring SOLID PLATINUM and an eye catching classic design. The solid 18k white gold chain offers 18 inches of wearable length.
Gorgeous selection of jewelry listed for under $200.00. Beautiful jewelry you can accessorize with your most fashionable outfits affordability and still have the glamorous look that you are seeking. We have listed a few of these gorgeous jewelry pieces, and included the links to the jewelry stores where you kind find a large selection of this fine jewelry. Within the Amazon Collection you will find many gorgeous jewelry pieces that are less than $200.00 and many that are under $100.00. The Amazon Curated Collection of fine and fashion jewelry. The expansive selection of high-quality jewelry featured in the Amazon Curated Collection offers everyday values that range from precious gemstone and diamond pieces to the latest fashion designs.
Berricle Fine Jewelry has many gorgeous jewelry pieces for under $100.00. Most of the jewelry at Berricle jewelry is set in stunning high quality .925 Sterling Silver. This gorgeous 3-stone ring is made of rhodium plated fine 925 sterling silver. Features 2 carat princess cut cubic zirconia (7mm) in 4-prong setting. Accented with 1.13 ct.tw princess cut clear and round cut clear cubic zirconia in 4-prong and pave setting. Band measures 2mm in width.
A gorgeous ring that declares distinct glamour and your personal style. Channel your inner royalty with the simulated emerald. Made of rhodium plated fine 925 sterling silver. Features 1.74 carat emerald cut simulated blue sapphire cubic zirconia (8mm x 6mm) in 4-prong setting. Accented with 1.72 ct.tw emerald cut clear and step-cut trapezoid clear cubic zirconia in 4-prong and channel setting. Band measures 3mm in width. $69.90
Gorgeous jewelry at B-Ring Jewelers can be purchased for incredible prices under $100. This is gorgeous and well crafted jewelry. Sure to get many complements from all that see this gorgeous jewelry. B-Ring Blue Sapphire/White Rings White Gold Filled Fine Jewelry For Women Engagement Wedding Bridal.
Fit for royalty, Bling Jewelry gorgeous wedding necklace set will have her dazzling on her special day. The crown motif adds elegance and the oval simulated sapphire CZs will have her sparkling pretty in blue jewelry. She will feel like a diva in bridal jewelry earrings, even if it is not her wedding day. Everyone needs glam jewelry for special occasions.
Sterling silver bridal jewelry is a very affordable alternative to the real thing and Bling Jewelry newest CZ princess cut engagement wedding ring set has a gorgeous and sophisticated look. A perfect choice for ladies who like to sparkle, one of our 3 sided engagement ring sets is a sensational accessory for your wedding day and beyond. This Our CZ Simulated Sapphire color bridal rings are perfect for a bride who loves the color blue or who wears September birthstone jewelry. Our blue CZ Simulated Sapphire engagement ring boasts a beautiful 8mm princess cut CZ stone that is 4 prong set and sparkles from every angle. The setting features both clear round CZ and square Simulated Sapphire blue CZs for a lovely look. The matching CZ Simulated Sapphire wedding band is embellished on the top half, making it very smooth against the fingers and comfortable to wear. Both pieces are made of 925 sterling silver and are rhodium plated to maintain their shine.
There are many gorgeous jewelry pieces to select form at Jewelry.com for under $200. Jewelry.com creates stunning sterling silver and gold combinations. Many of these gorgeous pieces are listed for under a $100. You can easily accessorize your current wardrobe or new outfits easily with the selection that Jewelry.com has available without spending a small fortune to do so.
With these glamorous classic drop hoop earrings will help you achieve a retro chic look! Concentric circles are suspended from sleek links in a setting of shimmering, faceted sterling silver and 18K gold plate. Pieces measure 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches. $29.00
Vir Jewels has a vast selection of gorgeous jewelry that is listed under a $100.00. One can easily accessorize their entire outfit for under $200.00. Many of the jewelry pieces they sell can easily be accessorized so that the jewelry pieces all are coordinated with each other.
Aquamarine is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from light to dark-blue. Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding vitreous glass-like luster. It is one of the official birthstones for those born in March. The name ‘aquamarine’ was derived from an old Latin expression which meant ‘seawater’. The gemstone Aquamarine is the modern March birthstone as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio. Aquamarine is suggested as a gem to give on the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries. The most valuable aquamarines come from Brazil.
GIA Certified 33.85ct. Natural Aquamarine Ring with excellent clean clarity. The gem has a octagonal step cut (emerald cut). Vivid Blue Aqua color that is brilliant sparkles from all angles and pristine transparency. Total of 1.50 ct side diamonds with Vs-2 Clarity, G-color. Rounds Brilliants full cuts. Set in a 14k white gold setting that weighs 14.9 grams. Deck of the ring is 1.1 X .85 Inch with depth of ring .52 inch. An exquisite ring designed and created by Avis Diamond.
GIA 29.24 “Blue” Aquamarine & Diamonds necklace. This gorgeous aquamarine gem is oval and full cut with vibrant blue aqua color measuring 22.53 X 19.15 X 11.99 mm. Total weight of the stunning diamonds are 4.47ct. with Pear & Rounds Full cut brilliants. The diamonds have a sparkling Vs-2 clarity G-color. Beautiful 14K white gold with a grand weight of 28 grams.
A Gorgeous and Complex Aquamarine ring design at its best. GIA 12.90ct. Natural Aquamarine, with excellent clean clarity. A beautiful Octagonal Step cut that has outstanding vivid blue aqua color. This stunning aquamarine has brilliant sparkles from all angles with pristine transparency. There are 3.00 ct of side diamonds with beautiful Vs-2 Clarity and F/G-color. The diamonds are Baguettes & Rounds Brilliants full cuts. The beautiful setting is 18k white gold with a nice weight of 14.9 grams.
An exquisite 69.37 ct Natural GIA Certified Aquamarine and 8.00 ct diamonds brooch. A 3D Still Life Snowflake / Frost Leaf aquamarine with VS clean clarity, Brilliant pear cut. This beautiful aquamarine gem is 43.45 X 20.30 X 13.70 mm. The aquamarine is surrounded by 8.00 ct. of natural Diamonds that are Round Full cuts. These sparkling diamonds are F-color, Vs-1 Vs-2 clarity that are mounted, bead set and Master Craft Graver patterns in 18K White Gold. Dimensions of the brooch are 2.85 X 1.84 Inch.
An alluring 40.44 ct Natural Aquamarine top gem with clear clarity, and oval and Full cut with vibrant aqua color. This large aquamarine measures 26 X 20 mm, and is surrounded by 1.23 ct of Diamonds. These sparkling diamonds are Vs-2 clarity with G-color. Overall pendant dimensions without bale is 28.5 X 25.5 mm and depth of 15.5 mm. A beautiful Omega Necklace will accompany that is 18 inches 4.2 mm thick. Set in beautiful 14K white gold with a grand weight of 40 grams.
From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colors. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost any skin or eye color, and creative gemstone designers are inspired by it as they are by hardly any other gem, which enables them to create new artistic cuts again and again.
A Stunning 3.54 Carat GIA Certified Unheated & Untreated Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Ring. GIA has noted that this exceptionally rare Color Change gemstone is unheated, making it one of the most collectible of all sapphires given its near flawless VVS1 clarity
Master jewelers use only the finest and rarest precious stones, creating each piece by hand, including bridal jewelry and collections such as; Daisy, Woodland, Sunflower and other high Jewelry pieces. Also offered are an unparalleled selection of colored diamonds. Asprey was founded in 1781 in Mitcham, South London. It was here that William Asprey established a silk printing business. William’s son Charles and his grandson, also Charles, expanded the business into the metallic arts. In 1841 the elder Charles went into partnership with a London stationer located on Bond Street. In 1847 the Asprey family broke with their partner and moved into 167 New Bond Street, the premises Asprey occupies today.
Inspired by the heraldic floral emblem of England since the reign of Henry VII, the Tudor Rose features a breathtakingly rare purple-pink diamond in the center encircled with pear shaped diamonds to create the petals of the rose and finally bordered with smaller pink diamonds to complete the look of the bi-colored “Tudor Rose”
This gorgeous bracelet is a floral pattern resembling the daisy flower. It is set with beautiful marquise cut aquamarines in a floral pattern around stunning brilliant cut diamonds that form the center of the flower. The collection itself has many other beautiful pieces set in solid diamond and other include the beautiful aquamarine gems set within the floral arrangement.
A simple statement worthy of extravagant expression. This humble daisy blossom has been glamorously interpreted by Asprey jewellers over generations, but never more magnificently than now: the new Daisy Heritage Collection, with petals of brilliant marquise-cut diamonds and aquamarines, more than holds its own among the rarest hothouse species.
The Woodland Story. Gathering nuts and berries has never been so rewarding. Some are delicately enameled, others intricately set with gemstones. The oak leaves and pine cones, blackberries and gooseberries, acorns and mushrooms in this whimsical collection are designed by Shaun Leane and realized in 18 carat gold. Collected over time, each alluring charm lends a new appreciation of the small and myriad wonders of Britain’s woodlands.
This contemporary collection encapsulates the storm’s cyclonic energy, resulting in a beautiful maelstrom of diamonds and gold. Capturing the elemental strength, drama and beauty of the storm, utilizing the skills of master jewelers, coupled with Asprey and Shaun Leane’s design expertise, Storm was created with painstaking intricacy, using the finest materials. The Storm Necklace features a complex vortex of 457 individual diamonds and delicate white gold wires which gracefully swirl to encompass a central diamond, creating the eye of the storm.
This gorgeous mixed cut ruby and diamond ring is comprised of 5 pear-shaped and 1 round cut rubies (tot 11.82cts) and 5 marquise cut diamonds (tot 2.63cts) set in Platinum
Ever since the house was founded in 1781, Asprey has continuously defined British luxury on the basis of its core values of quality, refinement and innovation. In addition to its outstanding silver, crystal and leather collections, Asprey has grown to take a premier position in the jewelry industry and also offers the most exquisite timepieces by partnering recently with Bovet 1822 and Rolex. This renowned English luxury-goods house sells mostly jewelry and accessories, but the few watches it does have are the ultimate. Exciting developments continue to take place at Asprey; it continues to celebrate the best in craftsmanship, design and materials to offer its clients objects to treasure. Expert jewelry designers, steeped in Asprey’s individualistic British style, working with the finest gems, have given Asprey its unrivaled reputation. The elegant new Asprey designs represent a continuation of a great tradition, blending experience with a spirit of artistic adventure to take the craft forward.
Carats Forever Jewelers has a wondrous selection of exquisite jewels and gemstones to select from. Many of the jewelry pieces they offer are vintage and estate jewelry pieces, and are unique in appearance and availability. Gorgeous newly created jewel wonders are also available. Carats forever uses mother nature’s breathtaking colors and sparkles to blend with precious metals and the beauty will endure for generations to come, by offering joy & shine forever. Carat Forever carries a full selection of jewelry that includes gorgeous rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and stunning bracelets. Loose gems that can be set into many of the jewelry designs they have designed are available also.
Estate 18k gold natural Dark Blue Aquamarine VS Diamond ring band 27 ctw 14.3 grams. Estate 18k Yellow gold Natural Brazilian Santa Maria Aquamarine and VS Diamond Large ring. Prong hand basket setting, both sides are Gorgeous sparkly white Round and Baguette VS brilliant cut Diamonds. Untreated Natural 25.40 carat large Aquamarine.
18k White gold Natural untreated Ruby & VS Diamond Cluster modern ring band 3.26 Carats. The rubies in the ring are natural earth mined with oval cuts. and 2.57 carats total weight. They have a dark blood red color and are channel set. The diamonds are natural and untreated with a total carat weight of 0.69. The diamonds are VS1 clarity with F color, and are round cut and micro pave set. The total carat weight of the gems is 3.26 carats. The ring weighs 6.4 grams and is solid 18K white gold.
18k Yellow gold Natural Pink Rose Tourmaline & VS-1 Diamond Cocktail ring 5.24 ct. This is a gorgeous earth mined 3.42 carat rose red tourmaline that is oval cut. The diamonds are natural and untreated. Total diamond weight is 1.82 carats with VS1 clarity, and G color in both round and Marquise cuts. The total carat weight of the ring is 5.24 carats. The ring weighs 8.4 grams and is made out of solid 18K yellow gold.
18k yellow gold natural Colombian Emerald & VS Diamond cluster ring band. This is a natural and untreated Colombian emeralds with 0.75 carats total weight. The emeralds are dark green in color. The cut on the emeralds is round and princess cut. The diamonds are natural and untreated with 0.56 carats total weight, VS2 clarity E color. The diamonds are round cut. Total carat weight of the gems is 1.31 carats. The rings weighs 8.3 grams and is solid 18K yellow gold.
14k Yellow gold Natural Blue Sapphire & Diamond Cocktail band ring 6.05 ctw. This is a natural earth mined untreated oval cut 3.90 carat weight sapphire. The sapphire has a gorgeous cornflower dark blue color. The diamonds are natural and untreated and earth minded with 2.15 carats total weight. The diamonds have VS2 clarity and F color, and are round cut. The diamonds are prong set. The total carat weight of the gems is 6.05 carats. The ring weighs 5.9 grams and is solid 14K yellow gold.
The name Van Cleef & Arpels is synonymous with gorgeous and exquisite jewelry. Van Cleef & Arpels has been creating wondrous jewelry creations since 1896. Van Cleef & Arpels’ jewelry has been known for its fluid lines, graceful curves, color, and a sense of movement. They met at the end of the Nineteenth Century, Alfred Van Cleef, a precious stone-cutters’ son, and the young woman, Estelle Arpels, her father a leading precious raw gems merchant. It was Paris, 1895, a marriage between two deep loves, joining together two families and creating a business family that even now, after one hundred and eighteen years, shines resilient as the diamonds they’ve designed. Van Cleef & Arpels is associated with quality and an elite style that has adorned the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, Catherine Deneuve, Audrey Hepburn, and other timeless beauties.
Mystery Set refers to the unique technique associated with Van Cleef & Arpels ever since the Maison patented this dazzling invention in 1933. It consists of setting stones in such a way that no prongs are visible. The level of expertise required makes Mystery Set the exclusive realm of a very small number of master jewelers.
The technique is so intricate that producing a single brooch takes no less than 300 hours work. Each faceted stone is delicately inserted onto thin gold rails less than two-tenths of a millimeter thick. Once complete, the gems appear to be entirely free-standing. Because of the complexity of the process, Mystery Set pieces are extremely rare: the Maison produces no more than a few of them each year.
These are a few of the gorgeous nature jewelry pieces that Van Cleef & Arpels have created over the last century.
Van Cleef & Arpels creates jewelry by seizing moment, images, and emotions. Throughout history, the Maison has told enchanting stories through the apperarance of movement in jewelry. Creating these pieces calls for incredible dedication and patience. This allows for an impression of natural and seamless beauty.
Van Cleef & Arpels Gorgeous Engagement rings are sure to ensure that you will hear yes from the love of your life.
With its twin buckle motif, Tête-à-tête – meaning “”face-to-face”” in English – symbolizes a romantic moment between two lovers. In a platinum pavé setting, Tête-à-tête’s centre stone is available in either 0.50ct or 1.00ct. All stones range from Flawless to VVS and are of exceptional whiteness.
Ever since its creation in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels is closely tied to the most beautiful love stories. Creativity and know-how are combined through exceptional pieces that pay tribute to the expression of feelings.
Today, the Maison is once again reaching out to those in love, with a unique range of solitaire rings offering an alternative to diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels’ “Bridal” collection is adorned with colored gems: blue and pink sapphires, rubies and emeralds.
Mark Schneider is a fashion forward designer who brings contemporary style to traditional engagement ring designs. His designs have won numerous awards, and one of his pieces is on permanent display in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Each piece is meticulously hand crafted using very high quality materials. Mark is a third-generation jeweler, and his love for jewelry and colored stones began in grade school with a coveted gemstone collection. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Long Beach, where he studied art and jewelry design. While in college, he enjoyed working with clay and metal, transferring that love to jewelry design. He feels fortunate to have the opportunity and ability to create jewelry with the finest rare gemstones available.
His clients are individuals who not only recognize the value of jewelry, but also appreciate the desirability of collecting his work. Many of Mark’s clients are returning clients, who are often looking for the next custom art piece to add to their Mark Schneider collection. He is the jeweler’s jeweler, having designed many custom pieces for jewelers and their spouses. Mark is intimately involved with every part of the process, from conception of his award winning pieces to the final touches that make his jewelry unique and distinguishable. It’s this commitment to quality that encourages museums and people from all over the country to contact Mark for custom design.
Mark is one of the few living designers to have a piece of jewelry on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution Gem and Mineral Hall. He is also one of the most recognized American designers of our time. From his bold color pieces to his unique bridal designs, Mark Schneider pushes the conventional ideas of jewelry design and constantly strives to challenge himself. His distinct perspective on jewelry making has earned him some of the most coveted awards and honors within the industry.
It was not until 2001 that Mark noticed a lack of originality in one jewelry field in particular – engagement rings. He saw an industry often unimaginative and steeped in tradition. Mark decided to go against the grain and create something unique by designing a fresh and contemporary line of engagement rings. Just like his award winning colored gemstone jewelry designs, his engagement rings are clean and flowing, with nods towards architecture, furniture design, and nature. When designing, Mark places much importance on form and function, how the design looks from all angles, and how it looks on the hand. They are made to outlast the test of time, to be handed down through the generations, and each ring is truly a work of art for each bride to proudly wear.
Mousson Atelier designs and creates some of the most gorgeous jewelry pieces. The Russian jewelry powerhouse of modernity, established by a team of professionals in 2008, casts the best possible light on the finest colored stones and diamonds, setting them in exquisite, handmade jewelry art forms. With showrooms in St Petersburg and Moscow, Mousson Atelier is working to spread the news of its spectacular, design-led creations in the international high jewelry scene.
Mousson Atelier was founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2008. The atelier came into being as a result of an alliance of professionals with over 20 years of experience in creating jewelry and collecting unique gemstones. Today Mousson Atelier preserves the family tradition of innovation and creates jewelry in a modern and classic style. Innovation in design and manufacturing quality are the key principles of the company. They attach great importance to creating jewelry that is ultimately valuable for its beauty.
They select the highest quality materials for our jewelry: 18K gold in different colors, precious stones of various shapes, colors, sizes and cuts. Together these components turn into a wide variety of unique creations. The impeccable manufacturing of jewelry is the product of the cutting-edge technologies of the jewelry industry and the high-grade handwork.
In Mousson Atelier’s hands, the most awe-inspiring of gemstones take on a life of their own, basking in the glory of jewelry masterpieces where the material often dictates the form. Modern yet classic, innovative yet intrinsically traditional, the lavishly intricate works of the St Petersburg-based jewelry design house are poetry in motion.
But while bedecked in gold and the finest of stones, the innate value of Mousson Atelier’s spectacular creations lies ultimately in their captivating beauty. Painstakingly handmade by craftsmen boasting decades of experience at the mastery of design, these bejeweled wonders speak volumes in character. They are unique in their self-expression, rebellious in their creativity, inspiring in their appeal, and elegant in their interpretation of nature and its wonders. Mousson Atelier finds beauty in the asymmetry of design and grandeur in the most exquisite of gemstones.
Mousson Atelier Jewelry Company is pleased to announce the production of exclusive platinum 950 jewelry ! The world got used to the classic “platinum” design. Mousson Atelier creates unique technology of precious platinum alloy casting technology,so we can execute any model of jewelry in platinum, even the most complex, sophisticated and fishnet. Meet the first Platinum 950 Coral Reef collection ring with tourmaline rubellite 9,55 ct and diamonds!
Every bright personality is beautiful in its uniqueness. Mousson Atelier appreciates those who can bravely make a statement to the world and do not hesitate to reveal their identity every second. Mousson Atelier jewelry is unique, original and attractive – it is a worthy setting for an extraordinary person, whose essence it aims to reflect and emphasize.
Superb Craftsman David Marshall built a reputation as one of Britain’s premier jewelry designers and has been creating truly exceptional jewelry for over 30 years. In addition to designing bespoke pieces for private customers, he has also introduced a number of highly acclaimed collections. Renowned for crafting bespoke fine jewelry pieces for private clients, David Marshall has created a small and unique collection of fine jewelry for men and women. David Marshall’s attention to detail and willingness to exceed the wishes of every client begins with craftsmen bringing the designs to life.
Passionate about creating the highest quality jewelry, every single piece has a great deal of time invested in it and love lavished on it before it leaves the workshop. Our team of craftsmen bring the designs to life in the finest materials including platinum, 18-carat gold, diamonds and colored gemstones. The attention to detail that is invested in the jewelry also applies to every aspect of the business including customer service. This makes every step of the buying and commissioning process a joy. Each piece and collection mixes traditional and modern influences to create timeless jewelry destined to become the classics of the future.
David Marshall has been creating collections and bespoke jewelry for over 25 years – it’s what he has always loved. Every single piece of jewelry that leaves his workshop has had a lot of time, and love lavished on it. David Marshall believes that really shows in the work. Working closely with his team of craftsmen, they bring his designs to life in the finest materials – platinum, 18-carat gold, diamonds and colored gemstones.
For 30 years, David Marshall has been creating jewelry for some of London’s top jewelry houses and special commission designs for private clients—and last month, he opened his first boutique, at 42 Davies Street in London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood, to highlight his own designs. The two-level store features an array of his diamond and gemstone designs on the main level, including new designs using jade, green tourmalines, seed pearls, blue sapphires, and tanzanite. Prices start at $1,600 for classic diamond pieces and go beyond $1 million for elaborate custom designs. The lower level is designed for private appointments, where clients can meet with the designer to create bespoke pieces starting at $10,000. The pieces are made in his workshops in London’s jewelry district.
Trained as a bench jeweler, Marshall carefully oversaw the crafting of his boutique, employing the British cabinetmaker Jonathan Sainsbury to create the bespoke wood cabinets and furniture. Marshall decorated the store with a subtle color palette and defining elements including an ornate Victorian mirror, crystal chandeliers, and an inviting Champagne bar for clients to enjoy while browsing the jewelry.
David Marshall looks for inspiration in lots of different places – nature, architecture and ancient myths are just a few examples. By bringing together familiar elements with a contemporary vision, his designs make deep emotional connections.”
The majority of the furnishings, from the door handles to the central sales desk on the ground floor have been made to order specifically for the shop and most carry the brand’s insignia.
While the upper level features the all-important jewels and a champagne bar, the lower level, designed to be used as an event or meeting space, has been fitted out with equally as much attention to detail, and the stairs leading down to it are decorated with bespoke wallpaper printed with the brand’s jewels that can be changed seasonally.
Fascinated by the beautiful iridescent beetles of native Greece Ileana embarked on a journey to discover the bugs and beetles of the world. A book by Christopher Marley, Pheromone which she discovered at Barney’s in New York, blew her away with its fascinating beetle varieties in wonderful vibrant colors. Having been enchanted by the diversity of shape and the glorious color combinations I came across Ileana felt the irresistible urge to translate the world of bugs into my work.
To compete with nature is an impossible goal, but Ileana tried her best using multicolored diamonds, rubies, sapphires, tsavorites and a lot of love.
The talented jewelry designer, Ileana Makri, was born in Greece and still resides there. She travels extensively for design inspiration, and shares her time between Greece, London, Paris and New York City, allowing her to embrace and celebrate different cultures and landscapes within her craft.
Originally obtaining a degree in Business Administration, Ileana then went on to follow her true passion and studied jewelry design at the G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica).
From a young age, Ileana has been fascinated by gemstones. Their geometric shapes, bright colors and overwhelming light. This lead her to design her eponymous Gem collection. In this collection she recreates gemstones with her favorite technique of pave setting in vivid vibrant colors.
In 1987, Ileana ventured into retail, opening her first store, Mageia, meaning enchantment or magic in Greek. This treasure chest in the heart of Athens still thrives with an eclectic assortment of international fashion, art, and jewelry; showcasing collections from The Row, Lucien Pellat Finet, Denis Colomb, Rick Owen, and of course Ileana Makri’s signature fine jewelry collection.
In addition to her travels, Ileana continues to draw inspiration from multicultural symbols and their meaning. Her jewelry features a range of mystical and figurative symbols. “Symbols have a broad, universal appeal that crosses cultures”, says the designer, who draws inspiration from various religions and other beliefs including Greek mythology. Ileana is particularly intrigued by the “evil eye”, a symbol that in Mediterranean countries serves as protection from negative forces.
The collections, have an irresistible feminine appeal, stamped by Ileana’s signature refined aesthetic and use of old world craftsmanship as well as the astounding attention to detail and her boundless creativity. The underlying “rock chic” approach to the design makes her jewelry uncompromisingly contemporary and simultaneously timeless. In her own words Ileana Makri creates “jewelry for no special occasion.”
Ileana’s fascination with nature and symbolism inspired her to develop her eponymous best-selling Snake Collection, now considered among her classics. Working in her signature aesthetic and her unique interpretation of beauty, Ileana’s most recent addition to the range is the Berus ring. A unique piece from this collection created in organic form, seamlessly combining the natural strength of the beast with Ileana’s refined and sensual interpretation of it.