The Founders


Ed Korzethf and Michael DeJager, based in Brooklyn, NY, founded Zelik in 2019 to bring some very special Brazilian shine to the U.S. market.  Originally from Brazil, Ed partnered with a designer in his hometown of Foz do Iguaçu to design beautiful, crystal-encrusted jewelry for the Brazilian market from 2012-2017.  Having moved to New York in 2018, Zelik is excited to import select pieces from this designer to share with customers throughout the U.S. Ed looks forward to delivering original designs in 2020.

The Brand

The Zelik brand name holds significant importance to our founders. The name is inspired by Ed's deceased mother, Zeli, who served as the initial inspiration for all of his creative outlets, from dance to fashion to design.  Zelik is a combination of her given name, Zeli, and the first letter of her family name, Korzethf.  Zelik's mission is to provide that extra shine for all of life's occasions like the shine the memory of Zeli brings to Ed's life.

The Jewelry

All of our pieces are fabricated of metals that are both lightweight and durable. Every crystal is placed by hand, one at a time. Due to the handmade nature of each piece, there may be slight variations in the small details of each.