Yeşim graduated from The George Washington University with a double major in International Business and International Marketing in 2003. As a believer in the importance of an international working experience, she lived in different places and worked at several international companies such as Institute of International Finance (IIF) in Washington, DC, Limitless in Dubai and Siemens in Abu Dhabi. In 2011, following her dream of creating her jewelry line, she moved back to her hometown, Istanbul. After taking one-on-one apprenticeship courses on various aspects of the jewelry making process from skilled craftsmen she also earned her diploma as a Diamond Grading Expert at the HRD Antwerp in 2012.
Mine graduated from the School of Architecture of the University of Virginia in 2002. She worked with various well-known designers in her hometown Istanbul before establishing her own architecture and design office in 2007. As a co-founder and a key member of the Crysellas team, her input into the design and production processes are invaluable. Mine also acts as a part-time lecturer at various universities in Istanbul, giving different studio classes in interior design, furniture design and architectural design.