Behind the Scenes

Sketchbook: Yael Sonia

A glimpse at jewelry design by way of illustration.

Plans for the Open Plane necklace in Sonia’s Perpetual Motion collection (left) and the Spinning necklace from the Spinning Top collection. (Photo: Alex Takaki)

Yael Sonia, Jewelry Designer

At the Yael Sonia showroom in São Paulo

“I’ve never been one to do really loose sketches, because those don’t help me define how things are going to work. That step—figuring the piece out—happens in my mind. When I sit down to draw, it’s more technical.”

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