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About us

An exciting odyssey

A legacy spanning more than 60 years in diamond trading and fine jewellery creation,  from South Africa to the Athens Riviera. From  the age of 13 in a South African environment of jewels and gems, Chris Lyras began his journey of theoretical & practical gemmology. True to the values of its founder, the second generation continues to offer a notable contemporary luxury experience, combining direct sourcing of gems with in-house creative expression.

About us

An exciting odyssey

Expertise spanning more than 55 years in diamond trading and jewellery creation,  in South Africa and on the Athens Riviera. From  the age of 13 in a South African environment of jewels and gems, Chris Lyras began his journey of theoretical & practical gemmology. True to the values of its founder, the second generation continues to offer a notable contemporary luxury experience, combining direct sourcing of gems with in-house creative expression.

As direct importers of precious stones under the trade name GEO-GEM, we guarantee  excellent quality & value . If you’re looking for larger premium diamonds, coloured diamonds or gemstones, our in-house GIA gemmologist will work closely with you to suit your needs. You may participate in the design process of your jewellery, so that its creation in our atelier carries your mark as well.

Under the trade name MOISSANITE HELLAS, we have been the exclusive distributors for Charles & Colvard’s created moissanite since 1999. A stone boasting its origins from a meteorite, it offers superb and lasting brilliance, and stands as the most convincing alternative to jewellery featuring larger sized diamonds.

The JOHN LYRAS jewellery boutique in Glyfada is a crystallization of these activities  in the heart of the Athens Riviera, where the harmonious interaction among our team results in fine jewellery comprising precious stones of superior quality and value, beautiful creations and eminently fair pricing.

We become our customers’ jeweller of choice due to the high standards of service we’ve set for ourselves. The atmosphere instore may be friendly and relaxed, however behind the scenes our experience, integrity and attention to detail are what ultimately make the difference.

We look forward to welcoming you to the JL luxury experience!