Ylang was born on the hill of Saint-Cloud overlooking the City of Light. His French mother worked in the fashion industry and his Malagasy father was a furniture designer. He grew up between the Caribbean, Paris and Saint Rémy de Provence. Ylang then successfully studied at l'Académie des métiers d'art in Paris .He spent four years in the prestigious Parisian jewelry houses founded in the 19th century, where he refined his training and acquired technique, rigor and precision. This unique expertise will allow him to formalize the complexity of his universe, where he will capture the precise work of master craftsmen with a real desire to succeed. His creations are based on his mestizo culture, from the Alpilles massif he will take with him the spectacle of sedimentary rocks, the fragrance of pines, coral reefs and mangroves of the Caribbean sealing definitively his inspiration.

    Ylang opened his own studio in 2019 in Paris, in a discreet courtyard in the Marais. He now divides his time between Provence, where his workshop is located at the foot of the Luberon, and his Parisian showroom on the Rue Beaubourg.

    Signed with a native and refined design, Ylang Ravel strives, in each unique hand-carved piece, to leave a timeless testimony. This alchemy, raw, avant-garde is mixed with singular gemstones selected during his travels in Jaipur (India), Bangkok (Thailand) and Madagascar with a focus on quality, ethics and traceability. The deliberate exploration of contrasts coupled with the techniques of traditional jewelry is a staging between the non-conformism of the material worked, and the singularity of the choice of fine stones. The volume, shape and colors of the stones give the identity of his collections.