YSSO is the London and Athens based jewellery label from creative mom-and-daughter duo Alexia and Stalo Karides.
A shared vision of modern jewellery making characterizes their timeless Greek inspired designs. History and creativity merge seamlessly for YSSO.
Stalo, an archaeologist who worked and excavated across Greece in the 1980s, was fascinated by the emotive power of jewellery as a vehicle for women to express themselves.
Inspirations originally stemming from Stalo's extensive education
in History of Art and Archaeology and resulting in the accumulation of more than 30 years of jewellery making experience, the archive of designs and minature sculptures, makes YSSO more than a jewellery label. It's the expression of memories, aspirations and stories, which aim to become yours and to inspire you in every occasion of your day.
As a brand born of intergenerational and multidisciplinary collaboration, Alexia — a former lawyer and more — is the Creative Director of the brand and is constantly inspired by women across all paths, disciplines, and ages. Finding the motivation to move from a corporate career to a creative one, she hopes YSSO inspires others to pursue their passions.
YSSO has become the accumulation of the shared and varied inspirations, and the melange of the multicultural world the designers live in. From the city life of London, to their Greek origins.
Artistic expression and craftsmanship are central to the brand. All YSSO creations are designs by hand via direct sculpting
from Stalo and Alexia, and are produced by skilled Greek artisans in small workshops in Athens.