Christina Alexiou was born in Athens to a progressive, modernist thinking father and an emotional mother who grew up in Constantinople. After a degree in psychology she branched out and obtained a master’s degree in art direction at NYU. The simplicity of her father’s thinking and the emotional attitude of her mother’s are two evident forces that affect Christina's way of seeing jewelry. The beauty of her jewelry lies in the subtle combination of all those different elements. Respect towards the materials used, uncompromising commitment to the highest level of craftsmanship and a connection to ancient history are the signature of these shamanic amulets, loaded with symbolic power.