Helena was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She completed a B.A. in Business Economics from the Universite de Droit, d’Economie et Sciences Sociales de Paris in Paris France. In 2003 she moved to Canada and studied jewellery at Ecole de Joaillerie de Montreal in Montreal.
Her next move was to Toronto where Helena joined Jewel Envy to keep creating and growing in the art of jewellery making. Her company is called HPLafaurie Jewellery Design.