About Us

George Gouveris, the owner, has been in the jewellery business for the last 26 years. He started his career as a sales person in a business in Barcelona, importing precious and semi-precious stones, then as a jewellery sales person in Athens, Mykonos and other jewellery hubs in Greece. Having strived in the sales department, he eventually came back to his beautiful home town, the picturesque city of Nafplio, where he opened Preludio in 1989. George is buying the precious and semi-precious stones used for his jewellery by himself. He has an eye for detail and stone quality and his quest for perfection has taken him to Afghanistan, North Pakistan, Kashmir, Tibet and West Africa in the past 22 years. Those of you who have met him will have definitely noticed his in-depth knowledge in the jewellery field, something that has been recognized by various credible guides and magazines, such as San Francisco Chronical, Fromers, ADAC.

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The stones bought by George are being used in Greece to produce handmade pieces of exclusive taste and unique quality. The gold jewellery items are 18 carat or 22 carat gold, using different techniques, such as hammering, sandblasting and granulation. The collection is renewed several times per year, as George only possesses a limited amount of pieces each time to maintain exclusivity; so, keep checking for new pieces. If you visit the shop located in the first capital of Greece, Nafplio, you will see a fantastic collection of sterling silver jewellery as well. A taster can be found here.

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