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“Seeking the delicate balance between the timeless and the contemporary is…what fine jewelry design is all about,” says jeweler Elé Karela.
Born in Greece, Elé honed her eye in London, studying jewellery design at the city’s Central Saint Martins School of Art. Here, she began to create designs that effortlessly fuse the timeless and contemporary qualities that she prizes, Elé works with stones that convey a talismanic, otherworldly appeal, fashioned into strong, graphic shapes. “I see myself as a visual translator of myths,” she tells Living Postcards. “I want their whispers to be understood by people who live in the 21st century.”
Bold hues are a feature of Elé’s designs, as she adorns her pieces with pavé sapphires and diamonds in a rainbow of colours, to lend an intriguing dose of sparkle. While she’s been creating jewellery since 2008, Elé debuted her collection at the famed Couture Show in Las Vegas in 2018, with National Jeweler praising her designs as “quirky” and “romantic.” Explore Elé’s designs to discover jewellery with a legend of its own.