A globetrotter at heart, Ileana Makri travels extensively for design inspiration. Her work is influenced by various religions and other beliefs including Greek mythology, by multicultural symbols and their meaning. She is particularly intrigued by the “evil eye”, a symbol that in many countries serves as protection from negative forces.
The collection has an irresistible feminine appeal, stamped by Ileana’s refined aesthetic, astounding attention to detail and her boundless creativity. The underlying “rock chic” approach to the design makes her jewelry uncompromisingly contemporary and simultaneously timeless. In her own words, Ileana Makri creates “jewelry to make every day special”.
Ileana’s talent is internationally recognized and not only she has established collaborations with renowned fashion designers, but she has also captured the attention of high-profile clients such as Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Lenny Kravitz, Faith Hill, Rita Wilson, Ashley Olsen, Courtney Cox, and Debra Messing, to name a few.