The design duo, Mary Margoni and Yannis Mandilakis, work together out of their studio in Thessaloniki, Greece, where they design and create astonishing gemstone jewelry from start to finish. With Mary focused on design and fabrication and Yannis on his gem-cutting craft and lapidary techniques, they are both inspired by the easy flowing, vibrant colors of the romantic Grecian seaside landscape. They showcase the stones as they come from the earth, with the fewest possible interventions
– either with free-form cuts or left in their rough, natural form
– bursting with clear sparkling color – a little “off-shape” and asymmetrical. Combining these precious and semi-precious gemstones harmoniously with 18K gold and sterling silver, their jewelry is free-spirited, bold, dramatic, and beautiful.
Adam Gorman: “A raw gemstone is nature’s one of a kind work of art – the natural beauty of a Margoni creation is a one of a kind wearable work of art.”