Yves Spinelli was born in Honolulu, the son of Italian hairstylists. His introduction to the fashion world came through his father Antoine Spinelli, who spent time between Hawaii and New York City working alongside renowned hairstylists Paul Mitchell, Garren Defazio and Roger Thompson in the 70’s and 80’s.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1997 and began his career in luxury fashion working at the iconic boutique Maxfield, moving up to store manager and top salesperson of Maxfield Bleu from 2005 – 2009. After years of working at Maxfield with some of the best designer collections in the world, Yves was inspired to start designing jewelry.
In a marketplace of ornate and figurative jewelry Yves yearned for something clean and architectural. He created a set of linked rings of different thicknesses which could be worn a number of ways – spread across three fingers, or stacked on one. From this first set he immediately began taking private orders. Spinelli Kilcollin launched his first group of interconnected Galaxy Rings at Maxfield, and began incorporating diamonds into his collection. In 2012 he made a custom linked ring for Ikram Goldman with 5 carats of diamonds, and immediately garnered national press and the attention of luxury retailers including Barneys.