AENÁLIA is the first Greek brand that focuses on the contemporary revival of neo-Hellenic jewelry and it was founded in 2019 in Athens, by Katerina Kritikou.
Katerina first dreamt of reviving the neo-Hellenic jewel whilst strolling through the streets of Paris, where she was studying Art History at Sorbonne University. She used to wear her original neo-Hellenic jewelry pieces, which were gifted to her from her grandmother, and people from all over the world were asking her where they came from.
Her initial urge to dive into Greek history quickly transformed into a deep desire to tell the world what neo-Hellenic jewelry is and rescue it from oblivion. After several years of research, Katerina set up AENÁLIA to give women the opportunity to strongly connect with the neo-Hellenic tradition and eventually become a part of its contemporary version.
Neo-Hellenic jewelry spans across a broad range of time (17th-late 19th century), space (mainland and the islands) and styles. It combined elements from the European West and the Islamic East, and formed an integral part of Greek traditional costumes.
AENÁLIA will take you on an unusual tour around Greece, aiming to breathe new life into a lesser-known part of the Greek jewelry history and set it free from its folkloric bonds.