We’re extremely proud at Ancienne Ambiance to showcase the work of exceptionally talented jewellery designer Maximos Zachariadis. Maximos’ work includes his hand-carved Amphora Collection (originally created for the British Museum), evoking stunning ancient amphora vases.
Inspired by his Greek heritage, Maximos has extensive skill and knowledge, creating jewellery since 1989. Working with fashion houses, jewellery stores, museums and galleries globally throughout his career, Maximos definitely knows a thing or two about jewellery design, trends and care tips.
Maximos took five minutes out of his busy schedule, sharing some essential jewellery insight, as well as upcoming styles and a top London hotspot. Read on to delve into the creative influence behind Maximos’ next collections alongside his favourite Ancienne Ambiance highlights…
Jeweller, Maximos Zachariadis | Maximos Jewellery
I always propose to my clients that layering jewellery is best and also, wear jewellery that can either add or remove elements. This makes it more elaborate for the evening, or with less elements for day wear.
Always keep jewellery in individual pouches and boxes. Don’t throw all your jewellery together in a box, because this way you will damage the stones and scratch the metal. If you have pearls make sure they are in a natural coloured pouch because pearls are a live organism and will pick up on the colour of the pouch, if it is red for example that would be disastrous.
I like the relaxed atmosphere, the positive vibes and meeting new clients.
It’s always a pleasure being at the Ancienne Ambiance boutique because the clients that come to see the jewellery are already curious and ready to be dazzled by the jewels. Not forgetting, seduced by the amazing smells!
My favourite place in London is a small boutique hotel called Durrants in Marylebone that has a great afternoon tea and the décor is cosy like a living room.
I noticed a lot of jewellery designers are using colour and coloured stones at the moment.
Also, it is very trendy to go over the top, embracing maximalism. Think big earrings, big bracelets and an overflow of colour and stones. Although, I have to admit, they’re not my favourite style.
My inspiration for the next season is the deep greens and orange colours from a trip to Sicily and a beautiful orange grove. I think this combination with emeralds, peridot, aventurine, cornelian, fire opals and vitrines is going to be my palette for next season.
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