Paris-based Elise Dray is an emerging designer who started her nature-inspired fine jewelry collection in 2010, at the young age of 22.

Dray’s signature imagery is that of animals, more specifically a snake. She often works in gold and platinum, and designs to create and embody an appreciation of the natural, and organic world around us.

Many of the compositions she creates feature natural leaves and feathers, adding an air of mystery and a dream-like feel to her pieces. Dray’s collections have managed to achieve a balance of contemporary edginess in design with delicate energy.