The YAMA jewelry brand was created by architect, goldsmith and designer, Maya Shkedy.
Maya has been living and breathing design for more than a decade, inspired by the minimalist movement in art and design. Her passion for traveling was inspired by living in the US and exploring the Far East and Europe, and these experiences continue to empower and act as her muse as she designs extraordinary and original pieces.
YAMA is a hybrid of geometric style and urban inspiration, creating luxurious and edgy gold pieces using only the finest and highest quality materials. The collections are defined by the intertwinement of architectural concepts with the delicate essence of jewelry, bringing the all-encompassing structures from the world of architecture into a creation of clean lines and forms.
Maya’s background as an Architect & a Goldsmith, shine through each YAMA jewel, generating a unique and powerful piece. The urge to constantly seek larger proportions and aesthetics keeps her committed to both worlds while complementing one another. Using tools such as 3D printing and planning software from the architectural world gives Maya the ability to create truly distinguished designs, possessing a strong feeling of femininity and desire. The strength, as seen in the sharp edges and boldness, combined with the minimalistic smooth contours, mimics the woman's body to showcase the femininity in every woman.
From concept and design, to execution and gem settings, Maya handles every aspect of the process to ensure the highest quality. All YAMA pieces are designed and handcrafted with 14/18K gold and premium cut diamonds from the heart of Tel Aviv diamond district.