Get to Know Jewelry Designer Michael Pelamidis



This Greek jeweler crafts dramatic sculptures to wear

Though Michael Pelamidis’ eponymous firm is just four years old, he’s been making jewelry for 20 years for others in Bangkok and Paris. He is now based in Thessaloniki, Greece, and his own work is rendered in a dramatic fashion, with voluminous metal and stone creations in silver and 18k gold that speak to wearers’ equally oversize flair. Pelamidis’ collection is heavy on rings, as he sees them as extensions of personalities. “I play with rings in organic forms and as sculptural art with nature references,” he explained at Baselworld 2016 last week. Expect to see lots of quartz, a fave for its varied colors and textures, as well as horn used collection wide. 

Starting retail price: 800 euros ($900) in silver and 5,000 euros ($5,600) in gold 

Accounts: None in the U.S., but four abroad—two in Paris, including the Karry Gallery, and two in Greece, including Ileana Makri in Athens

Trade fairs: Baselworld and PAD in London and Paris

Retailer buy-in: Three pieces

Contact: Michael Pelamidis, Thessaloniki, Greece; 3023-1127-1348; michaelpelamidis.com

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Jewelry designer Michael Pelamidis

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Hoops in sterling silver, 975 ($1,100)

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Pinky ring in 18k gold with rose quartz, 8,375 ($9,400)

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Cuff in 18k yellow gold with stingray, 23,500 ($26,300)

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