Eliana Negroni (born 1966, Milan) grew up in a family of master engravers. She graduated in 1990 from Milan State University, and worked in organization and decision support systems for seven years. She went back to school in 1998 to learn gold- and silversmithing, and has been working on various metal engraving techniques and on her own aluminum jewelry design for more than 10 years. In 2009, she moved to the rural area of Emilia Romagna, Italy, where matching contemporary jewelry with what the Mediterranean region has to offer has become her primary objective. Eliana is a member of AGC (Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo) and has been curating Gioielli in Fermento, an international jewelry competition and annual exhibiting project, since 2011.