Yanina Siani was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine. Yanina trained as a silversmith in Ukraine and spent several years fabricating fine jewelry with traditionally perceived as precious materials. In 1998, she moved to New York City to work as a bench jeweler. Yanina resides and has worked in her studio in New Jersey since 2003. Here, she creates custom and one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art jewelry.
Yanina’s designs are hand-fabricated around colorful gemstones with sterling silver, gold, and copper. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques, her handcrafted pieces begin as raw wire and/or sheets of sterling silver. Yanina utilizes hand-patterned, formed, soldered, and polished techniques and completes her designs with a patina finish. Her collection displays a colorful palette of turquoise, lapis, amethyst, coral, and many more custom-cut stones.