Antiqua was created by Iris Yona in 1996. Born, raised and educated in Israel, the silversmith designer grew and evolved to work with wires and the many forms of semi precious stones, their properties and hues. Iris loves to marry antique findings, pendants, Victorian buttons and chains creating a fusion of vintage and modern style with a classic balance in her one of a kind pieces. Iris works one on one with clients to create individual pieces that have their own flare and uniqueness.
At Antiqua we pride ourselves in unique handcrafted jewelry as well as quality gifts. We love to achieve the perfect balance of elegance and individualism. In the store you will find other lines of jewelry including several local designers along with her own. “In each item I carry, whether it’s my own creation or by other artists, the goal is to implement my design and art background into the details and great craftsmanship within all the items I display in my store.”
Iris currently resides with her husband and two children in sunny Southern California.