Art Deco Collection
Poniros creations are masterpieces, finely detailed and genuinely designed,
for women that appreciate creativity and discover the spirit behind any precious item.
Treasures in Athens
The State Hermitage museum – Gateway to History
The exhibition with Treasures from the Collections of the State Hermitage Museum is the culmination
Through 26 February 2017
Best “jewellery” painting in history
“Girl with a Pearl Earring” ~ Johannes Vermeer ~ c. 1665
Girl With a Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl who becomes a maid in the house of the painter
FASHION & JEWELLERY
MYKONOS MAGAZINE 2015
Finesse and discretion were always the question.
Precious… Vogue by Carol Woolton
“Writing a book about jewellery for Vogue is a life ambition ticked. It celebrates how jewellery makes us feel individual and unique, and tells people how we feel about ourselves”
Greece in Grazia Germany editorial
Mikimoto, the master of pearls
Kokichi Mikimoto was born on January 25, 1858 in the town of Toba on Japan's Shima Peninsula. Dedicated to protecting and propagating stocks of native akoya oysters depleted by over-harvesting of natural pearls, Kokichi Mikimoto became fascinated with the possibility of producing cultured pearls. After severe financial hardships and innumerable setbacks including devastating red algae blooms, Kokichi Mikimoto became the first in the world to successfully culture a semi-spherical pearl on July 11, 1893. The site of his success was the island of Ojima near Toba, now known as Mikimoto Pearl Island.
~~~ The celebrated necklace of Marilyn Monroe, was a gift from her second husband Joe DiMaggio, the base ball legend, who purchased the necklace from Mikimoto, in Japan, while on their honeymoon in 1954.
Jewellery in the movies
Keira Knightley at Anna Karenina
Carey Mulligan at The great Gatsby
Lord of the Rings
Fashion editorials in Greece
Greek islands are definitely the ideal place for shooting fashion editorials. Mykonos and Santorini are photographers favorite destinations, but also Crete and Patmos have hosted great photographers for foreign magazines. We have picked some of the best moments in greek paradise!
Follow the links to enjoy more photographs and more of Mediterranean Beauty!
Best Islands in the World!
According to US News, Santorini is the No1 and Mykonos No8!
Hellenistic Jewelry at MET museum
Department of Greek and Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brigitte Bardot in Mykonos a long long time ago. Relaxed, beautiful and happy, she enjoyed the island, which, at the time, was much calmer!
The Most Valuable Pearl in the World
The cuisine of Mykonos
(by Diana Kochilas)
Here, you can read an amazing article on the history of taste in cosmopolitan, beautiful, Mykonos.
(…) Despite the island’s present worldliness, its cooking mirrors the era long before the tourist invasion that began in the early 1960s, when Mykonos became the charming, undiscovered, windmill-studded summer camp of the uber rich. The island’s traditional cuisine remained steadfast, one of utter paucity, similar to the delicious, if poor, cuisines of other bone-dry islands in the Cyclades. Onions become the stuff of a grand savory pie, in a crust made crisp with lard. Wild greens find their way into fritters, as they do all over the Aegean; in Mykonos, a greens and tarama (fish roe) fritter is a specialty during Lent. (…)
Τhe scene we will never forget!
Pretty Woman, 1990,
The iconic jewelry box-snapping scene — which wasn’t actually part of the script. It was a prank planned by Richard and Garry just for Julia. Her reaction was 100 per cent real.
Views, Not Tourists
The view from Oia, on the wildly popular island of Santorini, illuminates the sun-and-sea bliss of Greece: At day's end, the sun drops into the blue Aegean horizon, draping the caldera of the Santorini volcano in a shimmery twilight. But just try finding an unobstructed glimpse of this glorious scene in summer, with all that village's camera-toting tourists.
Come October, though, the view from Oia, as well as the rest of this island of whitewashed homes perched on steep seaside cliffs, is all yours.
The caldera, which forms the Santorini island group today, was formed during the volcano's last major eruption, some 3,600 years ago.
That was the second-largest blast in human history and may have destroyed the Minoan civilization on nearby Crete
(and possibly inspired the myth of Atlantis).
Inspired by Mykonos
We Love Tomato
Santorini Arts Factory is a nonprofit organization based on Santorini Island, Greece, that aims to promote the Greek cultural heritage and to contribute to intellect and culturally shape children’s and young adult’s education. It was founded in 2014 and it is housed in a unique old factory that now stands as the Tomato Industrial Museum “D. Nomikos”. The mission statement of this innovative endeavor is that SAF becomes one of the main cores of cultural activity on Santorini as well as a crossroad of civilizations, which will provide direct, firm and constant access to qualitative artistic events.
On the occasion of the International Museum Day, the Tomato Industrial Museum invited the children of Santorini in a museum activity on "stories of tomatoes". The event took place on Sunday 15/05 and included an open live narrative session, where the children presented the material of their recorded stories.
"Without music, life would be a mistake."
Really happy to announce that Poniros Jewellery is one of the sponsors of "Mykonos Live Jazz Festival" which takes place at Grypareio Cultural Center and Holy Monastery Square under the auspices of the Municipality of Mykonos and South Aegean Region on May 6 and 7. Be there!
In love with jewellery
Pick your favorite star: blonde or brunette?
Jackie Kennedy, 1963, Mykonos
Mykonos’s celebrity status sets off with the swinging ’60s, when Greek shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis, shows up on his yacht with the opera diva, Maria Callas, and later with “Jackie O”.
Santorini Walking Tours offer a fun, educative and active way to experience the island with all your senses. Small group and private tours, designed by travel professional Nikos Boutsinis, allow you to enjoy Santorini in an authentic, meaningful, safe and pleasurable way and explore the beauties of the island, with outmost respect and care for its fragile ecosystem.