Yannis Sergakis is the descendant of a well-established family of Greek diamond traders. He was drawn into the alluring world of precious stones while still a young child, when he spent hours observing his uncles in their showroom.
Soon, Yannis began collecting and trading jewels. Much later, he realized that his true passion was not collecting but creating jewellery. Not a conventional route, but one that indicates his deep love and appreciation for the fine art of jewellery.
After studying gemology and design at the Gemological Institute of America, Yannis Sergakis worked as a trader alongside his family until 2004, when he set up his own business.
More interested in creating exquisite jewels than signing them, he started collaborating with renowned jewellery houses in Greece and abroad.
Over thirty collections later, with the maturity of a designer who has spent a decade honing his craft and the assertiveness of someone whose sought-after pieces sell at the world’s most exclusive boutiques, Yannis Sergakis took his most defining step yet and in 2014 created his own signature line.
“Our jewels are handmade in a traditional workshop of Athens by artisans who carry the long intangible heritage of jewellery craftsmanship.
I trust them instinctively as they manipulate diamonds and gold with confidence and skill, meticulous in their effort to bring my designs to life.
Each Charnière is signed off only when flawless. A century-old technique reincarnated in contemporary designs of fine jewellery. Few people can make this motif with such expertise.
I direct their operations and watch them silently as they work; I admire their craft.
The sounds, the smells, the softly spoken words. The atmosphere of the workshop is as familiar as it is unique. It makes me feel connected to tradition and all the while grounded in the today world.
My brand’s DNA encapsulates these visits to the workshop as stories of my childhood memories, growing up in a family of jewellery traders. Creating in this unspoiled and authentic way ensures excellence and timelessness. Every piece that leaves the workshop is a celebration of contemporary, fine jewellery.” Yannis Sergakis