Ele Karela is a Greek jewellery designer.
She was born and raised in Athens, and graduated from
Central Saint Martins with a bachelor’s degree in jewellery design. She’s been
making jewellery since 2008, releasing small collections and focusing mainly on
As is evident from her collections and one-off pieces,
she is inspired by ancient myths and symbols, which she renders into stories
told through metal and stone. By employing a creative process that mimics both
celestial and terrestrial bodies she’s able to translate her love for the
natural world into something tangible – the stimulus comes from the sky, the
tools to bring the idea to fruition from the earth.
Her jewellery stands out for its attention to
structure, dimensions and colour. Each piece is carefully considered so that it
is represented on all of its facets, a rarity in modern jewellery. For Ele,
colour is life and that belief has fostered a hypersensitivity to the nuances
and density in stones, and how colour is perceived through light.
The artisanal approach she takes to creating her
jewellery is truly unique, as she employs specialists in every sector from
inception to delivery of the piece, and is involved in the entire process.
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