Greek born jewelry designer Ileana Makri’s story is as mystical and mythical as the symbols she uses in her work. Influenced by the symbolism of ancient Greece and Greek mythology, she became fascinated with the study of symbols in an almost global sense. In 1996, she introduced her first ILEANA MAKRI signature jewelry line. Friends and family quickly spread the word about her beautiful creations, which ensured her first clientele, and those in turn guaranteed faithful customers. Ileana works exclusively with gold, diamonds and other precious stones. Renowned clients include Uma Thurmon, Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz, Faith Hill, and Rita Wilson.