About the Designer
ILANA ARIEL is a fine jewelry brand rooted in thoughtful design. Based in New York City and designed exclusively by Ilana Ariel Sarna, each collection is an extension of Ilana’s graceful spirit, contemplative perspective, and heartfelt passions.
Ilana approaches each of her designs with an enthusiasm that has been fueled by her travels in North, South and Central America, as well as Europe and Israel. She is constantly inspired by landscapes and cityscapes, and by various textiles and adornments found in each of these parts of the world.
In these ways, ILANA ARIEL fine jewelry encapsulates one of the basic tenets of Art Therapy - the final products become treasures illustrative of beloved people and memories. This means of storytelling, not only for the designer, but also for the person who acquires the jewelry, is what Ilana finds especially moving about what she does, because the significance and story behind each piece evolves as it’s transferred from one person to the next.
ILANA ARIEL designs are simultaneously classic and current. Each striking yet unassuming piece is like a link in a chain, tethered to what came before it, fixed in its own original form, and connecting the designer’s legacy to present day and eventually to persons and occasions unknown.