Ileana Makri was born and lives in Greece. A globetrotter at heart, she travels extensively for inspiration and spends a lot of time in London, Paris and New York, cities she has previously lived in. 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 just over a decade, Ileana Makri has built a solid international reputation and business as well as capturing the attention of high profile clients such as Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Lenny Kravitz.
Ileana is fascinated by multicultural symbols and their meaning. Her jewellery features a range of mystical and figurative symbols in gold and gemstones.
Working in silver, enamel and brass, Ileana Makri’s second line IAM offers the same attention to detail and craftsmanship as her eponymous fine jewelry collections. Her fascination with symbols continues to inspire – expect snake rings and evil eye bracelets, as well as Chantilly lace-effect earrings and cuffs.