Meet the designer


Yael Kanarek

Yael Kanarek is known in the New York art scene as a pioneer of net art. Her work has been shown widely, most recently as a participant in the US State Department’s Art in Embassies program. Yael’s ongoing interest in languages―spoken, written, and digital― has led her to consider the body as a site for expression. Her first piece of jewelry came from her ongoing net artwork World of Awe, specifically the first sentence of The Traveler’s love letters: I found the key to extreme beauty. Soon after, she started to develop the signature trait of KANAREK: fine jewelry celebrating and bringing language to the body.

 “The process of making language is so physical. We notate sounds as symbols and write them all over our planet and on ourselves. We note where we came from, what we imagine, and how to go places. And so language to us is a navigation system. Bringing words to the body introduces language in the most personal of spaces."  — Yael Kanarek, artist & designer

… because words matter.