ELENA CHIEN IS A JEWELRY DESIGNER IN LOS ANGELES. TAUGHT AT AN EARLY AGE TO NAVIGATE THE BUSTLING MARKETPLACE BY HER CHINESE GRANDFATHER, ELENA IS A COLLECTOR AND A TREASURE HUNTER. TRAVELING TO MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD, SHE HAS ACCUMULATED BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIONS OF TEXTILES, BEADS, TALISMANS, AND ARTIFACTS. THESE ARE BOTH THE INSPIRATION AND THE MATERIALS FOR HER JEWELRY LINE, SEE REAL FLOWERS.