Katerina Makriyianni was born in Chania, Crete and was raised in a home where art was a way of life and artistic expression was encouraged. She studied Theater Studies at Patra University, Greece and design and engraving at the L’ Arti Orafe University in Florence.
In 1988, her parents Nikos and Eva Makriyianni opened “Technima”, a jewelry boutique–workshop specializing in unique, one-of-a-kind designs which quickly became a highly successful business.
Katerina’s love for the applied arts, and her family’s legacy, led her to focus her own interests and career in the field of jewelry design and production.
As with her parents, her vehicle was “Technima” which led her to create her personal brand.
It’s an in-house family affair
The factor that helped KM jewelry to become a well-known brand is not only its unique character and new perspective in fashion jewelry but also its handmade style and the fact that Katerina and her team are involved in both the designing and manufacturing process in the Makriyianni family studio.
Katerina has managed to create a team that works like a family. The group that helps her includes girls that Katerina herself trained and introduced to the world of jewelry.
Need for expression
Katerina has succeeded in making her mark on the fashion world with her theatrical jewelry.
Bold designs, clean lines, color combinations like we see in nature, with a touch of gold which has the ability to warmly embrace the beauty of the colors and bring it out. These are the key ideas that Katerina follows in every jewelry collection.
The essence of this world’s beauty in the form of jewelry
KM jewelry appeals to confident, strong, independent women who want to stand out by choosing a piece of jewelry that tells a story through its bold unique handmade style and its delicate aesthetics!