Think of somebody who could really need a Big Hug right now or someone who you wan to show your love and appreciation even though you cannot get together in person. Or simply that person is yourself!
Internationally recognized for her contemporary fine jewelry, Elena Kriegner describes her creations as ‘creativity materialized.’ Austrian-born and trained at the prestigious European Jewelry Design School, she knew she wanted to become a 'jewelry maker' at the age of six, creating her first pieces by ten and attaining her Masters degree by nineteen. Elena specialized in creating one-of a-kind signature pieces for private clientele from her Austrian work shop for fourteen years. During this time, she traveled to South Africa to work with gemstone lapidaries, and to Greece to teach a jewelry design workshop. She also frequented New York City to visit her sister and indulge her love of fashion. In 2002 Elena moved onto a sailboat, sailing from northern Italy, and crossing the Mediter ranean and Atlantic to the Caribbean. Designing while onboard, she incorporated inspiration from her travels into her jewelry.
Elena now creates exquisite pieces from her Chelsea studio, which she currently shares with her sister, Herta Kriegner, an in ternationally renowned graphic designer. Function, contemporary beauty, and versatility are a hallmark of her work. Elena Kriegner’s designs are acclaimed for being interchangeable rings, earrings and pendants… fusing her appreciation for function and style.