Dolly Boucoyannis was born in Athens, Greece, studied jewelry design (BA Hons) in Great Britain, Gemology in the United States of America (GIA) and goldsmithing techniques in Florence, before returning to her home city, Athens. She has won the De Beers “Diamonds International Award” for the use of moving diamonds.
Her core aspiration throughout her career has been to create personalized jewelry with no expiry date, handmade with an unexpected and subversive combination of carefully chosen materials, free from value restrictions. Her work can be found all around the world. Ever since she has lived and worked in Athens where she runs her own workshop and retail shop.
What defines your style?
Nature, an inexhaustible source of inspiration, along with traditional Greek elements from various historical periods, enhanced by the knowledge that I acquired from my travels all around the world, have always determined my unique artwork.
What are your most commonly used materials?
Gold, pebbles, sea water pearls, fresh water pearls, corals and diamonds