The Designer

ILANA ARIEL is a New York City based fine jewelry company designed exclusively by Ilana Ariel Sarna.

Ilana’s love of jewelry arose at a very young age, as she was exposed to her relatives’ unique styles and consistently distinctive jewelry collections. Each woman in Ilana’s family shone in a light that was uniquely hers, and Ilana was mesmerized by the equally shiny jewelry.

Her appreciation continued to blossom while studying at New York University, where Ilana began to learn the art of jewelry making. She then advanced her jewelry education while at the same time receiving her J.D. at Brooklyn Law School, by taking jewelry making classes in Manhattan as well as apprenticing for a seasoned jewelry designer abroad.

The Jewelry

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, both natural and manmade, as well as by various textiles and adornments from around the world, namely those she discovered while traveling in South America. With a love of photography, Ilana also uses images that she’s captured to enhance the jewelry making process.

ILANA ARIEL designs reflect an appreciation for asymmetry while still maintaining a unique balance through the designer’s sense of color and proportion.

Distinguished by a blending of polished and edgy aesthetics, the jewelry is rendered in 14k and 18k gold. Many of the pieces are also set with precious and semi precious stones, some of which are diamonds, rubies, emeralds, turquoise and tourmalines.

By embracing the surprising beauty that emerges from the fusion of seemingly clashing styles, ILANA ARIEL designs are simultaneously classic and current. Each striking yet unassuming piece is like a link in a chain, connecting the designer’s legacy with her passions. Focused on paying homage to the inspiring women who nurtured her creative aspirations, Ilana continues to successfully create jewelry that exemplifies modern elegance.