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Meet Yelena Noah
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Born in New York City, with roots in France, Cameroon and Sweden, Yelena Noah is a citizen of the world and her work is a reflection of her multi-cultural heritage. She started painting symbols at a very young age. These organically evolved onto linen and silk canvases, ceramic and stone mosaics, and into a precious jewelry collection.
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As a successful model, Yelena lived between Paris and New York all her life. She graduated from the New School in New York with a Bachelors degree in Political science and International affairs. She has done workshops at the United Nations and is on the board of her family’s Noah’s Arc Foundation, created by her brother, Chicago Bulls NBA player, Joakim Noah. She currently resides in Hawaii.
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Yelena believes in jewelry with a narrative. Her jewels carry the story of a journey, a place or moment in time, a family’s history, a personal memory or spiritual belief…She thinks of jewelry as a fundamental aspect of culture and a celebration of our diversity and individuality.
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Charged with symbolism & meaning, every piece is founded on geometric principles while inspired by nature, indigenous cultures of the world, buddhist mandalas, and timeless symbolism. Most of the designs begin with a center that expands into four cardinal directions, creating a type of compass. The focal point represents our “selves”. Within it lies intuition, the heart, and higher consciousness. From there stems four opposing directions. These directions and their relation to the center represents the need to strike a balance within the dualities of life; Good and evil, male and female, light and dark, life and death, the yin and the yang.
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Each Yelena Noah Jewelry piece is handmade and is designed by Yelena herself. Yelena Noah creates meaningful jewelry. 
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