Maria’s Jewelry took shape in humble beginnings. With a few spools of gold and silver plated wire, Maria created original pieces of jewelry, and with those she traveled across the country, showcasing them on a small table at Greek festivals.
Over time, Maria’s Jewelry began to grow organically, simply by word of mouth. Maria’s undeniable love for her homeland and discerning eye for timeless yet nuanced design, was reflected in her creations and curated jewelry. The precious collections sang with the spirit of Ellada, the spirit of Greece, and its rich history.
As demand grew, Maria’s husband, Leonidas, stepped in to help manage the growing operation, and they began a remarkable journey. Together, over the past 35+ years, Maria and Leonidas have nurtured Maria’s Jewelry into the largest selection of Greek artisans represented in the United States.
Maria’s loyal and beloved customers recognize her talents in bringing pieces which are richly imbued with Greek culture to the U.S. marketplace, which is why they seek her out year after year (some for decades). For many of her 20+ Greek craftsmen, she is proud to be the sole representative here in the US.
Decades later, Maria maintains her family-owned and operated business with μερακι (an absolute devotion, an undivided attention, as a labor of love). She guides her customers and listens to their wishes until they find the piece that truly speaks to them. Maria nurtures and respects the relationships she has with her craftsmen, creating bespoke pieces for her customers, straight from the hands of these master jewelers, with unmitigated care.
It is because of Maria’s great passion for the beauty and symbolism of her country that she continues exploring all corners of Greece year after year, in order to find the most authentic and unique craftsmanship which captures the Greek ethos, from ancient to modern. Maria’s Jewelry takes great pride in making these precious emblems and beautiful works of art available to you, so that you might make them your own treasured heirlooms, a drop of the Mediterranean, a breath of the true Spirit of Greece, a testimony to the timelessness of beauty.