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2008 – present
Design of a complete series of handmade silver jewelry, gold plated or not, design and construction of wedding bands and baptism crosses and creation of a complete sample book directed at retail. Commercial collaboration with 15 jewelry stores in the island of Crete and 10 jewelry stores in the rest of Greece.
2005 – 2009
Ownership of a jewelry shop at the central market of Heraklion.
Establishment and operation of a goldsmith shop named Lemon in Heraklion Crete, whose professional activity is maintained until present time.
The shop’s services include:
o Jewelry repairs for various retail shops.
o Construction of handmade gold jewelry (14, 18, 22carats).
o Construction of gifts and other various products in silver and gold (crosses, tobacco holders, wedding sweet boxes, cases for antic knives and antic swords, etc.)
o Close collaboration with producers of Cretan knives (folk art) and construction of casts for the cases and other decorative parts.
o Undertaking plating and casting jobs for other jewelry shops.
o Jewelry design and construction for other jewelry shops.
•Design and production of jewelry and other silversmith products.
•Manual production of casts in precious metals (silver, gold) and wax.
•Advanced knowledge in the entire casting production process.
•Vulcaniser moulding, use of high pressure wax injector, wax tree preparation, plastering ,preparing and using oven, casting process with oxygen or induction furnace in a vacuum injection machine.
•Expertise in finishing techniques with file, saw, and sandpaper and assembling of foundry products.
•Expertise in techniques of setting precious (br, em, sf, ru, in k18) and semiprecious stones.
•Empirical knowledge of gem quality and value.
•Satisfactory skills in engraving techniques with the use of chisels.
•Excellent skills in technical repairs of gold and silver jewelry, jewel antics, and other products of metal.
•Excellent organizational and managerial skills.
•Excellent communication skills and understanding of what customers want and need.
•Excellent sales skills in both retail and wholesale.
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