The design team of Mary Margoni and Yannis Mandilakis started working together in 1989 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Mary, a graduate of jewelry design school in Thessaloniki, completed her 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 from the University of Thessaloniki with a major in Physics, studied the craft of gem cutting in depth as well as various lapidary techniques.
Today at their workshop, named "Mary Margoni", the two artists are actively engaged in the design and creation of unique and handmade jewels. Harmoniously combining gold, silver, precious and semi-precious gemstones, they craft beautiful and innovative pieces of jewelry. Margoni Studios uses a variety of techniques in their work- gemstones are sometimes faceted and other times 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.