THE CONTEMPORARY REVIVAL OF
AENÁLIA is the first Greek brand that focuses on the contemporary revival of neo-Hellenic jewellery. It was founded in 2019, in Athens, Greece, by art historian Katerina Kritikou, whose love for the neo-Hellenic tradition drove her to envisage the redefinition of neo-Hellenic jewellery as part of present-day elegance.
AENÁLIA will take you on an imaginary journey throughout the birthplaces of its collections. An unusual tour around Greece begins, aiming to breathe new life into a lesser-known part of the Greek jewellery history and set it free from its folkloric bonds.
Neo-Hellenic jewellery spans across a broad range of time (17th-late 19th century), space (mainland and the islands) and styles. It combined elements from the European West and the Islamic East, and formed an integral part of Greek traditional costumes.
Historical research is of great importance for the creation of the collections. Inspired by the rich heritage of silversmithing tradition during post-Byzantine period, as well as the remarkable variety of its creations, each AENÁLIA piece is rooted in its cultural context, meticulously designed and handmade with the greatest respect for traditional techniques.
Uniqueness and timelessness are at the core of AENÁLIA’s identity, regarding the customer as the carrier of a particular story.
Wearing an AENÁLIA piece means keeping the panorama of the Greek aesthetic alive.