Not every Jewelry designer holds advanced degrees in economics and political science, speaks four languages, and will cut a rug at the drop of a hat. But that’s Lika Behar for you: Multi-talented, sharp as a tack, and always on the cutting edge of fashion. While the Istanbul-born designer was raised by a family in the jewelry business, she took a couple of detours-working in banking and later as a children’s wear designer- before launching her eponymous jewelry collection in 2008.
Lika Behar creates unique and intimate works of wearable art inspired by ancient civilizations & the Mediterranean. Her hand wrought individual designs reflect ancient history as well as the modern feminine spirit. Silver appears prominently in her collection in matte finishes, accented with gold or oxidized to mimic the patina of age old pure silver artifacts found in archaeological digs and museums. Diamonds, emeralds rubies and sapphires and a myriad of beautiful gemstones add extraordinary color to this collection. Her work showcases fresh, lively hues and striking color combinations of these gems graced with cool matte silver as it sharply contrasts with the depth of blackened silver, the warmth of pure gold accents, and the shimmer of diamonds.