Ileana Makri was born and lives in Greece, she travels extensively for inspiration. Originally obtaining a degree in Business Administration, Ileana then went on to follow her true passion and studied jewellery design at the G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America).
In 1996, the "Ileana Makri" signature jewellery line was introduced in the store and was instantly picked up by Barneys in New York.
Ileana is fascinated by multicultural symbols and their meaning. Her jewellery features a range of mystical and figurative symbols in gold and gemstones.
Read Ileana Makri's interview.