Cretan-born jewelry designer Katerina Makriyianni got her start early. While still a young girl, her parents opened a jewelry boutique and workshop, which specialized in unique, bespoke designs. Her interest sufficiently piqued, Makriyianni went on to study ballet and theatre throughout her childhood before following the family legacy and taking specialized courses in design and engraving.
Years later, her eponymous label is making waves. Her collections are filled with a mix of ancient Greek-inspired bracelets and necklaces, rings made from hammered gold and colorful gemstones, and her now signature Kilims earrings (shown above). Already a fashion set favorite, they're the type of shoulder dusting statement makers that you want to wear whilst vacationing on a Greek island.