Yana Azzopardi is a self-taught jewellery designer and founder of Yana’s Jewellery. Inspired by a family history in jewellery making and an unquenchable passion for costume jewellery, Yana has dedicated the last nine years to designing and making a wide range of elegant and bespoke pieces, which took little time to become a national and international success. What started off as a keen hobby, soon turned into the launching of her bespoke costume jewellery brand in 2010. Soon after, she was invited to exhibit her first collection in the trendy setting of Brick Lane, London, whilst, the exponential success of her new brand prompted her to take up her hobby full time by expanding her brand and opening her own shop in 2013. Yana is now planning to open her second shop, plans to keep on expanding her business and is working on launching an online shop in the near future.