The design team of Mary Margoni and Yannis Mandilakis started working together in 1989 in Thessaloniki, Greece, through a journey of living and learning as a couple. The two artists are engaged in the design and creation of unique and hand-made jewelry. Combining gold, silver and gemstones they create beautiful, colorful and innovative forms. The gemstones have either free-form cuts or are left in their rough, natural form. Simplicity, abstract lines and originality highlight each gemstone and provide a one of a kind identity with unparalleled value.
Mary, as a "Mokume" graduate of jewelry design school in Thessaloniki , followed postgraduate studies at the Contracto Directo Art School in Lisbon, where she further specialized in the design and fabrication of hand-crafted jewelry.
Yannis, after graduating the University of Thessaloniki with major in Physics, studied in depth the craft of gem cutting and various lapidary techniques.
Today, at their workshop, named "Mary Margoni" the two artists are engaged in the design and creation of unique and hand made jewels. Combining harmoniously gold, silver and precious or semi-precious gemstones they end up with beautiful and innovative forms of colorful pieces. Gemstones are sometimes faceted and sometimes left in their natural rough form.
Simplicity, abstract lines and originality highlight each gemstone and provide a one of a kind identity as well as unparalleled value.