Margarita Meitani is a Greek jewelry designer. She was born in Athens, Greece, in 1965.

She studied History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Jewelry Design and Manufacture at the MOKUME Institute in Athens.

Between 1996 and 2005 she organized and taught seminars on Jewelry Making.

She also teaches History of Art and History of Jewelry at the Mokume Institute until today.

In 2005 she opened her own workshop downtown Athens and in February 2006 she created “Handwritten Jewelry”, a collection distributed ever since in jewelry shops, galleries and Museums all over Greece, Cyprus and Europe.


Participation in Exhibitions and Fairs

- SIERAAD International Jewelery Art Fair, Amsterdam, 5-8 November 2009, with the group SPELLION (11 greek designers)

- MODERN CREATIONS,(GREEK JEWELRY TRADE SHOW) Athens, January 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

- Handwerk Und Design, Munich, 3-9 March 2010, with the group SPELLION (14 greek designers)
- Tools, group exhibition of 11 Greek Jewelry Designers at the TAF GALLERY in Athens, December 2010

About myself and my work

I started making jewelry rather late in my life, just before the age of 30. I had never done anything similar before, but when I graduated from the University where I studied Archaeology and History of Art, I felt the need of doing something creative, something I could express myself through.

I studied Jewelry for 3 years and after experimenting with different concepts and techniques, I came up, in 2006, with “Handwritten Jewelry” – the first name of this collection was “Love Jewelry”. It all begun with some rusty old keys and some shiny teardrop crystals (their original use was in chandeliers) I found in the flea market. I started engraving the keys with words of love, and making pendants with the crystals giving them names such as “Key to my heart”, “Teardrops”, “A key and a teardrop”…

The whole concept had to do with broken hearts, lost love, passion and grief, and the only colors I used then were black (oxidized silver), white (transparent shiny crystals), and red (cotton or woolen threads). Gradually the whole idea evolved and expanded, the result is what you see here as “Handwritten Jewelry”.

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