Although Byzantium was originally founded as a Greek colony in 667 BC and named after the Greek King ‘Byzas’, the Byzantine Empire is the term used to describe the East Roman Empire (or Nova Roma) of which the capital was named Constantinople in 330 AD after Constantine the Great. From this point on until the capturing of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottomans, the synthesis of classical Greek, Roman and Christianized Roman culture created unrivalled achievements in art, important leaps in architecture and magnificent gold and silversmithing, that was extremely apparent coins of the era.
The ancient Greeks idolized intellect and spirit, while gods shared mortal passions and flaws to make themselves more accessible to humans. Beauty and harmony were truly at the heart of the ancient Greek civilization. This never fails to inspire our intellectual, scientific and spiritual worlds.
Each jewel uncovers an epic highlight from 5000 years of self-decoration and is curated with passion since 1928 by the Vaphiadis family, a virtuoso signature in the field for 5 generations. Our jewelry collection has been consistently preferred by various royalties, heads of state and international personalities and is also sold through a host of top world class museums such as the Louvre.