Dries Criel was born in 1992 in Antwerp, Belgium. Triggered by the arts at a young age, he develops an interest for classical ballet, fashion and later, fine jewelry.At the age of 21, Dries entered the world of fine jewelry and developed a deep-rooted passion.

A love that resulted in the launch of his first fine jewelry line, BARE Fine Jewelry.

BARE is about giving shape to and redefining classics in a contemporary form. Shapes are constantly studied and re-imagined to enhance beauty and blend the timeless with the contemporary. Dries takes inspiration from the contemporary art, fashion and the effects of modern sculpture and architecture.