Yanina was born and raised in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. In 1998 she moved to the United States.
In Ukraine she studied in Fine Art School and graduate a class of silversmithing.
Yanina resides and works in her studio in New Jersey since 2003. It is here where she creates custom and one of the kind pieces of wearable art jewelry. Yanina's designs are hand-fabricated around colorful gemstones with sterling silver, gold and copper. Using traditional metal smithing techniques her handcrafted pieces begin as raw wire and/or sheets of sterling silver. Yanina utilizes hand-patterned, formed, soldered and polished techniques and completes her designs with patina finish. Her collection displays a colorful palette of stones including turquoise, lapis, amethyst, coral and many more custom cut stones.