Born and raised in New York City and now living in Los Angeles, CA.  The vibrancy of growing up in the city and current setting of beautiful weather & chill lifestyle of LA provide plenty of experience and aesthetics to draw inspiration from.  

Yakira attended Brooklyn Tech High School & later graduated from SUNY PURCHASE.  Always fascinated with design and natural forms, her passion translated into the art of jewelry making.  Traveling and getting lost in different cultures has opened her eyes and been a constant inspiration.

She now lives in LA with her husband, three dogs & two cats.

Needless to say animals are a huge part of her life.  A passionate animal advocate, fostering animals and finding them homes is volunteer work that's near & dear to her heart.   

Meow to that!