Katerina was born in Chania, Crete and was raised in a home where art was a way of life and artistic expression was encouraged. The idea behind the brand was born inside the Makriyianni family workshop where Katerina was introduced to the art of jewellery. Katerina combined her Greek heritage, the Cretan tradition that she was raised with, the love of art and design and her highly developed aesthetic sense.

In 2015 Katerina presented her first personal collection at the Paris Fashion Week in collaboration with Maria Kastani as global brand ambassador and incubator of the brand. Since then, the brand has enjoyed global recognition, and has been seen on famous fashion week front-rowers and global fashion magazines alike.