Precious? / Cyprus


My work is about designing and making visionary pieces through the synergy of craftsmanship and creativity. Throughout the whole process, from concept to completion; the intention is to successfully create wearable artwork that will be part of one’s personal experience and expression.

Designing and making jewelry feels like investigating form, structure, texture, color, scale, and balance to derive a piece of art with an intimate physical relationship with the human body and convey meanings and messages through its nonverbal language. I strongly believe that jewelry has a communicative power over and above its adorning values and this merit can have a social impact.

Curiosity is the most powerful and motivating factor behind my practice. I’m always curious to see ideas that I visualize to be materialized, to elaborate a concept, to experiment on a certain technique, to compose fine metals with alternative material by challenging traditional notions.


All I have is the past

Brooch, 2021

Dried prickly pear leaf, jesmonite, porcelain powder, acrylic color, silver, stainless steel


1994 MA in Architecture, Università degli studi di Firenze, Italy
1990 professional Course in Jewelry Design and manufacturing in Florence, Scuola professionale dalla Regione Toscana, Italy
2021/2020 Selected artist for Gioielli in Fermento
2020 Athens Jewelry Week
2020 Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects
2019 Society Scottish Artists & Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh
2019 Collectiva Meeting at Collectiva Joalharia de Autor Gallery, Porto
2019 Cluster Crafts Jewelry Edition, London
2019 Athens Jewelry Week
2018 Selected artist for Gioielli in Fermento
2017 Gioielli in Fermento – Master Collection 2017
2017 The After Joya Effect IV, Athens Jewelry Week
2017 About volumes – Contemporary Art Jewelry Exhibition, Venice
2016 Selected artist for Gioielli in Fermento
2016 Athens Jewelry Week
2016 Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair
2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition
2012 JOYA Semana de la Joyeria Contemporanea de Barcelona
2012 group exhibition, Nicosia
2011 JOYA Semana de la Joyeria Contemporanea
2007 «MORE» Designer’s Club, Milan
2000 International Biennale of Design – St Etienne

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