Yvone Christa New York is famous around the world for reinventing the ancient art of traditional filigree jewelry in a modern key. Every piece of jewelry is carefully hand-crafted using the Venetian filigree technique: thin silver wires delicately twisted into patterns and soldered together, and then given an aged finish. Many pieces include freshwater pearls and semiprecious stones like jade, quartz, jasper, citrine, amethyst, onyx and cubic zirconia.
Yvone Christa’s collections are inspired by flowers like Tulips, Hortensia, Daisies, or mythological and legendary places in ancient times. The Garden of Eden collection, for example, features Adam and Eve earrings, serpents writhing around aqua lemuria gemstones, and butterflies and leaves with demure baroque pearl settings. The Chair-ity collection sought inspiration from the delicate work of vintage chairs from various stylistic periods such as Victorian, Elizabethan, Gustavian, Art Nouveau and Empire. The most recent Lotus collection features designs inspired by the beauty of its namesake bloom. Each collection is distinct yet instantly recognizable for the iconic design sensibility and technique of the Yvone Christa brand.
Yvone Christa was launched in 1991 in Los Angeles by Yvonne Clamf and Christina Soderstrom. The two Swedish designers met in Rome while attending design school, and shortly thereafter relocated to Los Angeles where their first jewelry pieces were created in a small shared apartment. Soon, actresses and models discovered their unique designs and started to order custom pieces. Yvone Christa jewelry also appeared in television shows, as well as exhibits in the National Swedish Museum of Art (Stocklholm) and The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC).
The Yvone Christa flagship store opened in 1999 on Mercer Street in the Soho neighborhood of New York City. It has since relocated to 223 Mott Street, in the Nolita neighborhood, and enjoys a wide following. With three collections per year featuring necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins and earrings, many of Yvone Christa’s bestsellers have become instant classics, beloved and in demand by Yvone Christa customers worldwide.
In addition to the NY flagship store, Yvone Christa is available at fine retailers around the world, such as Harvey Nichols London, Liguori (Rome), Callegari (Padova), and Svensk-Tenn (Stockholm), among others.