Elena Thiveou was born in Athens, Greece. The distinctive features of her creations are geometry, precision and clean lines combined with hollow forms and textural contrasts. Her “Lenticular” collection recalls the shields of Achaeans and the Cretan double-headed axe. Her “Cyclop” and “Ecosphere” rings were chosen for the 2012 book “Showcase 500 Rings” by Bruce Metcalf. In 2012, Elena along with her husband Yanni Katakis, opened “Deka” a designer jewelry gallery in Greenwich Village, New York. What makes this shop unique is the distinctive collection of hand-crafted jewelry from designers and artisans from the United States and across Europe. Many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind, statement-making jewelry that you won’t find anywhere else.