YAMA WAS CREATED BY ARCHITECT, GOLDSMITH & DESIGNER, MAYA SHKEDY.
YAMA is a hybrid of geometric style and urban inspiration, creating luxurious and edgy gold & diamond pieces using the finest, highest quality materials. The collections are defined by the intertwinement of architectural concepts & jewelry, bringing the all-encompassing structures from the world of architecture into a creation of clean lines and forms in to the mesmerising world of jewelry.
Maya has been living and breathing design for more than a decade.
Maya’s background as a goldsmith and architect show through each YAMA jewel, generating a unique and powerful pieces. The urge to constantly seek larger proportions and aesthetics keeps Maya committed to both worlds.
Using tools such as 3D printing and planning software from the architectural world gives Maya the ability to create distinguished designs. The strength, as seen in the sharp edges and the boldness, combined with the minimalistic smooth contours, mimics a woman’s body which relays a strong feeling of femininity in each piece.
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 set with premium cut diamonds from the heart of Tel Aviv diamond district.
I BELIEVE in women. Femininity amazes me. Strong assertive women are a true role model for me. I know that we are a beautiful creation. At times I feel it’s hard to see as there is so much criticism towards our innerselves. I want every woman to feel good about herself whilst wearing a YAMA piece.