Ioannis N. Patilis was born in Nafpaktos in 1947. Raised in a family of goldsmiths, he was taught from an early age the art of jewelry and commerce. After finishing his studies, he decided to work in the "traditional" business and chose a sector that was new at that time in the Greek jewelry market: jewels with precious stones.
Preferring wholesale, he travelled abroad in search of stones and ideas, and brought to Greece designs that were desirable not only to Greek consumer but also to American and European tourists of Greek islands. Soon, he became very popular among his colleagues and customers for the quality of stones, the jewelry design, and his excellent collaboration with them.
This collaboration lasted nearly three decades, from his base in Athens and a network extending to Florina, Alexandroupolis, Crete and Rhodes.
That was a strong relationship with consistency in jewelry and the customer.
A milestone year! Ioannis Patilis made a big step forward: He established his name in the retail business, by opening a privately-owned store in the heart of Athens, at Voukourestiou pedestrian street.
In parallel, he operated the jewel laboratory and continued the wholesale business. Unique jewelry of high quality, crafted with care, was the recipe for success and constituted the springboard for strong friendships, based on trust, a value which is essential in the jewelry business.
Soon, Ioannis Patilis was recognized as one of the most "specialized" jewelry stores in Voukourestiou street.
Ioannis Patilis’ need for bigger spaces grew. Thus, the privately-owned premises on the first floor became the headquarters, the showroom, and the private area.
Since then, the customer can be served with comfort and tranquility, in order to make the optimum selection of the jewelry of his interest.
Nicholas Patilis, Ioannis Patilis’ son, returned to Greece after completing his studies at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), where he specialized in gemstone grading and identification, as well as in jewelry design. He became responsible for the production and the optimal use of precious stones, ensuring that the term "jewel" is served in the most efficient way.
Emphasis was given on solitaire rings, solitaire pendants and diamond earrings, providing excellent value for money.
With a great number of designs being constantly renewed, absolute uniqueness of a solitaire can be ensured for every lady. Ioannis Patilis also introduced the possibility of stone upgrading, upon costumer’s request, as well as stone repurchasing.
Ioannis Patilis, addressing the challenges of the new era, collaborates with world-renowned brands and offers precious stone jewelry of superior aesthetics and quality.