Yvone Christa was launched in 1991 in L.A. by two Swedish designers: Yvone Clamf and Christina Soderstrom. They met in Rome while attending design school and shortly thereafter relocated to Los Angeles where they started to create their own jewelry at home in a small shared apartment.
Soon, actresses and models like Jennifer Aniston and Cindy Crawford discovered the brand and started to order custom pieces for themselves. The jewelry was also selected for television shows like “Beverly Hills” and “Melrose Place”.
At this point, Yvonne and Christina decided it was time to move to the Big Apple!
Yvone Christa New York is famous around the world for reinventing the ancient technique of traditional filigree jewelry to create new lines of jewelry in a modern key. Every single piece of jewelry is hand crafted with the ancient Venetian filigree technique: thin silver wires are delicately twisted into patterns and solded together, and then given an aged finish. Many pieces includes fresh water pearls and semiprecious stones like jade, quartz, jasper, citrine, amethyst, onyx and cubic zirconia. This look of oxidized 925 silver or gold plated in 18 karat gold is what makes Yvone Christa’s jewelry iconic.
Each of Yvone Christa’s collections has its own distinct theme, often inspired by flowers like Tulips, Hortensia, Daisies or mythological and legendary places in ancient times. The 2013 spring collection Garden of Eden pictured Adam and Eve earrings facing each other from opposite ears, serpants wreathing aqua lemuria gemstones, butterflies and leaves with demure baroque pearl settings. The summer collection Chair-ity sought inspiration from the delicate work of vintage chairs: Victorian, Elizabethan, Gustavian, Art Nouveau and Empire are some of the styles that have been reinterpreted to develop these earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Late fall a complementary Tiny Chair-ity collection was launched, along with the Aqua Decor 2013 featuring Art Deco inspired Aqua Lemuria jewelry with foiled backs for sparkling pink, purple and orange colors.
All of Yvone Christa’s jewelry are carefully handcrafted using only the best materials, and the Chair-ity collection is presented in oxidized silver, 18k gold plated silver and the new black rhodium silver, which also was used for Aqua Decor 2013. As the brand keep evolving and constantly reinventing traditional styles, the new 2014 Suncoil collection is inspired by the sun itself and features circular filigree pieces in symetric geometrical settings with sparkling Cubic Zirconia and Aqua Lemuria stones.