At its heart, meaningful jewelry should connect you to your stories, experiences, and the people you love. MEILI (may-lee) creates collections that are modern forms of self-expression. Intimate reminders of the moments that have shaped you.
MEILI is a New York-based jewelry brand founded by Anna Meili Adelman. The inception of the brand started long before Anna became a jewelry designer. Early in her life, her profound devotion to the emotional ritual and symbolism in heirloom jewelry was realized. This would ignite a passion that led her toward the path of creating her namesake brand. One that is influenced by the symmetry of shared experiences and guided by the intricacies of individuality.
Anna grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia in a mixed family with both sides being traditional in their respective Chinese and Jewish heritages. Fine jewelry and creativity have always played big roles in her life, though did not meet together until later in life when she had the privilege to take a Jewelry/Metals class as an elective in High school. After being inspired to turn passion into a profession, Anna earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts in Jewelry/Metals and a certificate in Computer Aided Design from the Gemological Institute of America. Focusing on production and design led her to a career as a designer creating collections for the nation's top jewelry retailers. She now resides in New York City with her professional partner and soulmate, Chris.