Ileana Makri launched her eponymous brand in 1998 and has since gained international recognition for her innovative designs.
Although she is a globetrotter at heart, Ileana Makri, was born in Greece and still resides there.
She travels extensively for design inspiration, and shares her time between Greece, India, London, Paris and New York, allowing her to embrace and celebrate different cultures and landscapes within her craft. Her fascination with gemstones began during her childhood and in 1996 she made a pivotal decision to follow this passion, enrolling in jewellery design studies at the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica.
This transformative step marked the inception of her remarkable journey in the fine jewellery space as an innovator who believes in creating freedom through education.
Guided by a creative and critical approach to life and design, inspired by her travels, Ileana Makri’s jewellery transcends aesthetics.
It embodies a philosophy that encourages exploration, curiosity and a reverence for the world’s diverse cultures and ecosystems.
The Ileana customer believes in personal luxury, not as a status symbol, but a connection to the essence of nature, history and the extraordinary in everyday life.