HISTORY

IT WAS ALWAYS MARIA'S AMBITION TO OPEN AND RUN A QUALITY JEWELLERY SHOP, BUT THE TURKISH INVASION OF CYPRUS 1974 NEARLY DESTROYED HER HOPES. SHE FINALLY ACHIEVED HER DREAM IN 1976, OPENING HER SHOP IN THE THEN SMALL TOWN OF PAFOS. ALTHOUGH SHE STARTED WITH VERY LITTLE, SHE HAS WORKED HARD AND WITH HER UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO STYLE AND QUALITY, SHE HAS BUILT HER HIGHLY REPUTABLE BUSINESS BASED ON QUALITY, REASONABLE PRICES AND TRUST.

IN 1998 HER SON PANAYIOTIS JOINED THE FAMILY BUSINESS AFTER HIS SUCCESSFUL STUDIES IN DIAMOND GRADING, GEMOLOGY AND JEWELLERY DESIGN AT THE GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (THE WORLD'S FOREMOST AUTHORITY IN THE FIELD). THE DREAM THEREFORE CONTINUES AND WITH OVER 35 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE, COMBINED WITH PROFESSIONAL AND FRESH, UNIQUE IDEAS, MARIA STILL CREATES TESTAMENTS TO STYLE AND BEAUTY THROUGH HER JEWELLERY.

BUT PERHAPS IT’S ALSO THAT PERSONAL TOUCH THAT HAS MADE HER BUSINESS SO POPULAR AND RESPECTED; IT’S A FAMILY BUSINESS WITH TWENTY FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE THAT TOGETHER WITH PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE COMBINED WITH THAT PERSONAL, FRIENDLY TOUCH KEEPS HER CLIENTS COMING BACK.

MARIA EVEN SAYS, “WE HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT WE ARE GOOD JEWELLERS. WE SEE THAT ON THE FACES OF CUSTOMERS WHO COME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN. FOR US THIS IS THE BIGGEST SATISFACTION WE CAN GET - SATISFIED CUSTOMERS.

"THERE IS ONE THING WHICH MAKES ME VERY PROUD OF MY PARENTS - THE FACT THAT THEY STARTED FROM NOTHING AND ACHIEVED SUCCESS IN THEIR LIVES BASED ON HONESTY AND CARE FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS, WHO OVER THE YEARS HAVE RETURNED AS FRIENDS."