Following 4 years of continuous success with various notable “milestones”, the realizable vision of the jewellery designer Mary Samolis, A Jewel Made in Greece, returns for the 5th Annual Designer’s meeting to the magnificent and from now on permanent venue, the Zappeion Megaron, during 23-26 February 2018.
This year, The Sparklet will be transformed from an admirer, follower of the platform and visitor of the event to a media sponsor of this celebration that aims to inspire but also promote modern Greek jewellery as well as support and highlight the uniqueness of each creator and their designs.
All visitors will have the chance to meet close up with 65 Greek and foreign designers who will welcome them to the magic of Greek jewellery but also guide them in a sensual journey of “sight and touch” which keeps the dialogue with the long history of Greek jewellery alive. Additionally, they will experience an impressive panorama of contemporary artistic creations and jewels through the following themes: Precious Eternities, Solid Metals and Material Worlds. Gold, silver, precious stones, imaginative designs, forms and colours will compose all artists’ jewellery that cover every different contemporary trend.
In parallel to the exhibition, photos of the exhibits will be accompanied with commentaries from distinguished personalities such as Iris Kritikou (AJMIG Art History Consultant) and jewelry journalist Katerina Perez (responsible for this year’s international exhibits). On the inauguration day, short speeches about the modern Greek jewel and its prospects will take place while Zolotas House will be honored for its overall contribution as well as the vision of the founder of the House to revive ancient Greek silversmith techniques. On the same day, the establishment of the Museum of Modern Greek Jewellery will be announced with a focus on the history of jewellery in our country from the beginning of 1900’s till today while all visitors will have the opportunity to watch the dance performance “Movements by Movements” produced by Christina Brikman and Alice Dikaiou, inspired by the film “The Dark Swan” by director Darren Aronofsky. Last but not least, the well known gemologist George Spyromelios will also introduce and unfold the secrets of diamonds.
The companies and designers participating in the exhibition are:
Reflective Jewels Stories with International Lights
Julie Genet Joaillerie, Maureen L. Maris, Bia Tambelli Creations, Inamullumani by Luma Qusus Awad, Fabiana Gadano
ZOLOTAS House of Jewelry, Liana Vourakis, Apostolos Jewelery, Anileve – Evelina Papantoniou, Maria Fotopoulou, Katerina Ioannidou, K.AND. – Katerina Andriyannaki, Stelios Karantonas, Bedros Koskarian, KK Jewelry Lab – Katerina Kouloubourou, Nicofilimon Jewelry, Michael Pelamidis, Mary Samolis, Evan Tsoukalas
Katerini Argyrou, Dimitris & Elena Barnias, Maria Haniou, Daphni P., Dared – Despina Daldaki, Eleni Daskalaki, Vasso Galati, Golden Outliers – Myrto Grigoris, Eleni Ioannidis, Penelope Kallirossi Jewelery, Kastoni Jewels – Evangelia Spiridou, Leontiadi Jewelery, Sofia Maleviti, Morphē London – Dimitra Tampaki, Athenart – Athena Papa, Fey Papanikou, Chryssanthi Papaxenou, Amaya – Amalia Petsali, Aliki Stroumpouli, B-Tal – Varvara Martha Talaiporou, Vanile on the Rock – Vanessa Geroulanou, Elli Semanteri-Protopapa, Eustathian Jewel
Annie Arhimandritou, Artpeckers, Crafts of Soul – Georgia Benoit, Irene Hussein, Thania Iordanidou, Tina Karageorgi, Anna Kitsou, Kontak Art on Jewelry – Pantelis Kontakis, Maro Kornelaki, Foteini Kostoulis Nefelia – Nefeli Papanayotou, Sofia Papakosta, Deep Blue Exclusive Creations – Stella Patsalidou, Valia Plaini, Nia Stathoulia, Anna Finis, Lina’s Exclusive Jewels by Toupektsi, Konstantina Tzavidopoulou, Betty Vakali ARCHITECTURAL VIBES, Vassilis Zoulias exclusively by Pericles Kondylatos
Entrance is free and the public can vote for their favourite designers whilst the corresponding awards and prizes will be announced during the closing ceremony.
Opening Hours: Thursday from 14:00 until 21:00, Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.
You can find out more info here: https://ajewelmadeingreece.gr