Maria Kaprili has over 20 years of experience working as a jewelry expert and designer. Her childhood passion for creating jewelry lead her to begin her journey by studying at the Mokume Silversmith and Jewelry Design School. She later expanded her studies in Gemology and Diamontology at Gem-A, The Gemological Association of Great Britain and trained in Antique Jewelry at Sotheby’s in London. Upon finishing her studies, she returned to teach for 2 years at the Mokume school as the start to her outstanding career. Subsequently, she began designing and producing fine jewelry exclusively amongst special orders and customized pieces throughout Europe. In 2014, Maria launched her own brand reflecting the precious jewels alongside her charismatic and contemporary style.
Maria combines her specialized expertise in craftsmanship and uniqueness by personally creating each piece of her incredible jewelry. In 2016, the first flagship store MARIA KAPRILI opened in the heart of Athens in Kolonaki. In 2017, the MARIA KAPRILI brand designed the exclusive award for the Sabanci Foundation for the Short Film Platform, in Istanbul which took place in January. It was an honor for Maria to have been selected to support such a great cause.
What defines your style?
My first small collection included protection emblems made with my modern bohemian chic amulets, either oversized or provocatively minimal characterized by the multicolor stones and sheen of the metal. These elements have been further developed throughout her collections and are a defining concept of the MARIA KAPRILI brand.
What are your most commonly used materials?
Precious or semi precious stones, gold and enamel