Michalis jewelry is handmade. Inspired, designed, handcrafted.
A handmade jewelry creation is a synthesis of diverse arts. A drawing is created and contours are revealed little by little. Gold is sculpted, adjusted. Gems are set with precision. All visible and invisible parts are perfected to the minute detail. The final touch of polish reveals all the beauty of the new jewel.
At Michalis , exquisite designs are brought in life by the hands of aspiring jewelers . The creation of a piece of fine jewelry requires deliberation, research and long hours of manual work. For more than 55 years, at our workshops in Athens, master artisans with diverse skills, designers, model makers, goldsmiths, gemologists, gem-setters and polishers, work in perfect harmony to transform original sketches to exceptional jewels.
The Fine Art Of Creating Jewelry
Inspirations are turned into designs.
Designers grasp an original idea and give it a shape on paper, layering the foundation of the jewelry-making process that involves skilled craftsmanship at its highest level.
In Search of the Finest.
By focusing on the diamond’s natural beauty and brilliance, Michalis diamond experts individually hand select by eye the world’s most beautiful diamonds from Antwerp. Our gemologists travel around the world, seek out and select natural colored stones.
Gemologists and designers work together.
Designers develop multiple sketches . Working alongside with gemologists, they finalize their options on the perfect design that will enhance the natural beauty of each natural gem.
The goldsmith’s art
Giving shape to precious metals.
Master jewelry modelers and goldsmiths working in close collaboration bring the designer’s sketch to life. Discussing shapes, curves and volumes under the guidance of the designers, they saw, bend, solder, drill, sand the nascent jewel. All visible and invisible parts are refined assuring perfection to the minute detail.
The artistry of setting precious stones.
Gemstones must be set in position with surgical precision. Experienced setters sculpt and refine the metal around the adjustments, to house the stones perfectly.
The true Beauty of the New Jewel Emerges.
The refinement of polishing is performed several times during the creation of the nascent jewel . After setting expert cleaning and polishing gives to the new jewel its expert luster and perfect finish.
No compromise is made when it comes to seeking perfection.
Each Michalis jewel is made with the most exacting craftsmanship using only the finest materials. With a technical expertise fully focused on excellence, we monitor and supervise the entire creation process of the new jewel on a daily basis.