“I’m Liyana, jeweler and owner of “Millennium Gems”, jewelry and workshop where I create my jewels. To create my pieces I use several types of stones and metals, employing both ancient and modern tools and techniques.
My clients come from all over the world. Most of the time they come into the shop with ideas on new jewels they want me to create. We draw the design together and decide which materials to use. Then I start to work on the jewel.
I have an expansive personal gem collection, from quartz to moonstone, to amethyst to sapphire.
My dream is to one day open up a gem museum so that children can learn about all the different types of stones and the various jewel-making techniques.”