A family tradition of jewelry-making continued with passion the old-school way
The Vaphiadis family's ancient Greek jewelry collection is one of the largest and oldest available in Greece and notable for its solid and refined quality. We offer some of the finest Greek Necklaces
, hundreds of lovingly reproduced Greek coin pendants
and Greek symbol jewelry
items and some ranges so specialized that only our skilled craftsmen can make in Greece by hand. Our Greek silver rings
and ancient coin rings
are unmatched for quality in Greece and on the web today. Categorizing the family's entire jewelry design archive online is a large on-going project for over 1000 unique designs covering a plethora of ancient themes and eras, so please excuse the 'dust' and some low-res images which are being replaced. Every jewel you order is made with care by our highly skilled artisans in our own traditional Greek workshop
. Buying online from our workshop ensures that you get the same fine quality jewelry that we also supply to the worlds most famous museums and refined jewelry stores.
What keeps you going for almost a century?
Recreating ancient jewelry requires patience, skill and a deep knowledge of the art-form. Good artistic representation is key whilst also understanding the aesthetics of each Greek era. Our passion for jewellery and generational accumulated expertise is the basis of our success over the last century. Artistic representation is important every time inspiration gives birth to a 'new' piece of ancient jewelry. For example, our now classic dolphin ring was first designed by the late Lefteris Vaphiadis was inspired from a Santorini wall painting tapping into the heart of the Minoan civilization. It was an instant success when released in the mid 1960's and is one of the most familiar silver ring designs
in Europe over the last half century.
Your Greek Jewelry range appears to be everywhere. Whats the story with that?
Actually our production capacity is limited and most items resembling our collection out there sadly are copies of it. Our jewels come with a lifetime quality guarantee. The slightest look at detail will give most copies away and you only have to look at the detail, quality and feel the weight to see the difference. Today we take copyright theft quite seriously and are in some cases dealing with it legally. Extended design theft is the reason why we're no longer present on ebay on etsy. Our love for jewelry has kept us creating and enriching the Greek jewelry tradition so it is no coincidence that a large number of jewelry motifs out there are direct copies from our original collection. They say that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" so we maintain doing what we know how to do best with non-negotiable quality. We are confident that customers that truly demand fine jewelry that can appreciate the difference in product and service and will always find their way to us.
This is a vast jewelry collection. So what are the highlights?
Aris Vaphiadis, Director and 4th generation jeweller