Vintage flower earrings in hammered 18k yellow gold with green tourmalines. Features a clip fastening that can be converted to ear post to be used for pierced ears.
Ilias Lalaounis was born in Athens in 1920, the third generation of a family of goldsmiths and watchmakers from Delphi. After studying economics and law at the University of Athens, he decided to join his uncle’s jewellery firm, where, apprenticed as a goldsmith, he learned the skills that were to determine his future as a master craftsman.
Ilias Lalaounis took over the family firm in 1941. In the 1950’s, while Greece was recovering from the war, Lalaounis’ vision became clear: he decided to breathe new life into Greek museum arteacts and transform them into jewellery by reviving age old techniques while also introducing the use of modern technology.