Alexia Gryllaki is an award-winning designer and a professional gemologist with a degree in gemology and jewellery design from the Gemological Institute of America in London, as well as in other scientific and artistic subjects. After having worked as a ghost-designer for Greek and Italian high-end jewellery brands and as a gemologist in Hatton Garden, Alexia launched her brand “Alexia Gryllaki”and debuted with a colourful collection, "The Box of memories". Alexia has won mutiple awards for the jewellery design that she has created, including the President’s international design Award from the Cultured Pearl Association of America.
The Box of Memories collection, The Island Long chain Necklace, 18ct gold, sapphire and cultured pearls, Alexia Gryllaki.
Alexia Gryllaki’s pieces are the most important accessories this season, boldly designed pieces of statement jewellery. Each piece is spectacularly rich in colours, the colours have run rampant in fashions particularly the green tones of emerald, vibrant hue of amethyst, turquoise, lapis lazuli and set of diamonds, pearls, and citrine. Alexia’s pieces allow you to stick to one spectacular piece, instead, of layering and stacking and piling on in multiple jewelleries.
Alexia has mastered her jewellery, and has been awarded for her “Diversity” and “Illusion” jewellery designs. By designing the Diversity earrings Alexia has understated that with respect of all races, beliefs, and cultures we stand strong together.
The “Diversity” earring depicts modern society; it is dedicated to all humans of different race and sexual orientation. All four main types of cultured pearls have been used, as well as the four main colours of gold. Like, the human races each colour is praised for its own merit but only when they coexist in harmony they can form something beautiful like the modern multicultural cities. The asymmetrical style of the earrings, where the left is different from the right one, enhances the concept of diversity that this piece represents. The bottom part of the earrings has a tilted clip on the back set in an angle to preserve the distance, and the inclined design of the earrings.
Winners of 2017-2018 International Pearl Design Competition, Diversity Earrings the winner of Brilliance Award, Alexia Gryllaki.
This award wining design creates an illusion of pearls and diamonds coming together as one stone with one side cabochon and the other side faceted. The two sides are bound by the diamond baguette pillar; what starts as a smooth pearl surface turns into a sharp edged diamond pavilion portraying a playful relationship between hard and soft, curves and straight lines, emotions and logic.
Illusion Earrings. President’s international design Award Winner from the Cultured Pearl Association of America. Alexia Gryllaki.
Today, Alexia embraces her Greek roots and amps up the glamour with her unique gemstone jewellery. Alexia takes note of the things everyone sees but few take the time to notice. Her eyes sees the real wonders of jewellery originates from flora, fauna, symbols, buildings, paintings, sculptures, and shapes of everyday objects to mathematical theories, chemistry, or laws of physics. Alexia's jewellery combines art and science to design heart driven creations poured with her passion for gemstones. When I noticed her work for the first time I was surprised by the delicate use of fancy dimonds that perfectly shimmer thanks to her signature finish and the smooth mirror dial that reflects the world around her. I think Alexia's jewellery pieces will make for a unique talking point, and one that will never go out of style.
The "Box of Memories" collection, 18ct gold, sapphire, emerals, diamonds, rubies and many other gemstones. Alexia Gryllaki.
The "Box of Memories" collection, 18k gold, asymmetrical earring with pink tourmalines, emerald, rubies and cultured pearls. Alexia Gryllaki.
The "Box of Memories" collection, Necklaces with gemstones. Alexia Gryllaki.
The "Box of Memories" collection rings with gemstones. Alexia Gryllaki.