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Ilias Lalaounis vintage costume jewelry

Ilias Lalaounis vintage costume jewelry

Abstract design sterling silver brooch pendant. 1970s. Ilias Lalaounis vintage costume jewelry

Ilias Lalaounis vintage costume jewelry

Iconic Greek designer Ilias Lalaounis (4 October 1920 – 30 December 2013) belonged to the fourth generation of jewelers and knew who he would be from childhood. He got his first experience as a jeweler in the jewelry company of his uncle Xenophon Zolotas (1904 – 2004). His uncle went into politics, and by the way, he was even the prime minister of Greece later. In 1940, Ilias took over the family business and made it successful. Already in the 1950s, he developed his own corporate identity, inspired by the art of world civilizations, nature and technology. He also revived the use of 22K yellow gold and ancient techniques such as granulation and filigree. In the 1960s, he registered his own company, Greek Gold – Ilias Lalaounis S.A., which created many beautiful collections that earned him the status of a designer. Many celebrities have admired his museum worth jewelry, including Jackie O, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand and Charlize Theron.
His product markings include “750” for 18k gold, “A21” and “Greece” along with the Lalaounis trademark.
After the death of the designer, his daughters continued the business.

18k Yellow Gold Braided Bracelet

18k Yellow Gold Braided Bracelet

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Ilias Lalaounis vintage costume jewelry

Ancient tribal people design sterling silver earrings

Ancient tribal people design sterling silver earrings

Commemorative cross pendant. 925 sterling silver. 1982

Commemorative cross pendant. 925 sterling silver. 1982

Cross pendant. 22 K gold

Cross pendant. 22 K gold

Fish brooch. 18 K yellow gold

Fish brooch. 18 K yellow gold

Heart sterling silver pendant

Heart sterling silver pendant

Horse design pendant. 18 K gold, lapis lazuli

Horse design pendant. 18 K gold, lapis lazuli

Made in 1960s 18K yellow gold collar style necklace from the Minoan and Mycenaean collection

Made in 1960s 18K yellow gold collar style necklace from the Minoan and Mycenaean collection

Ram Zodiac sign ring. 18k Yellow Gold, rhinestones

Ram Zodiac sign ring. 18k Yellow Gold, rhinestones

Ruby and diamonds 18 K gold flower clip on earrings

Ruby and diamonds 18 K gold flower clip on earrings

Snake collar necklace. 22 K yellow gold. 1970s

Snake collar necklace. 22 K yellow gold. 1970s

Spiral swirl 18 K gold earrings

Spiral swirl 18 K gold earrings

Sterling silver spiral pendant

Sterling silver spiral pendant

Stylish Ripples cocktail ring. 18 K yellow gold

Stylish Ripples cocktail ring. 18 K yellow gold

Sunrise 18K yellow Gold Earrings

Sunrise 18K yellow Gold Earrings

Swirl design 18 K gold earrings. 1970s

Swirl design 18 K gold earrings. 1970s

Textured yellow gold clip on earrings

Textured yellow gold clip on earrings

Three olive leaves gold earrings

Three olive leaves gold earrings

Twisted snakes 18 K gold ring

Twisted snakes 18 K gold ring

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