Ileana Makri is a jewellery designer that was born in Greece and still resides there. She travels extensively for design inspiration, allowing her to embrace and celebrate different cultures and landscapes within her craft. She originally obtaining a degree in Business Administration, and then went on to follow her true passion and studied jewellery design at the G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica).
Ileana continues to draw inspiration from multicultural symbols and their meaning. Her jewellery features a range of mystical and figurative symbols. She is particularly intrigued by the “evil eye”, a symbol that in Mediterranean countries serves as protection from negative forces.