Fanourakis in Heraklion Crete
Fanourakis company was founded by Thomas Fanourakis in 1860 in Heraklion, Crete. Even though a family-oriented business, it was fortunate that those who headed the company proved to be capable merchants and goldsmiths, as well as restless and creative minds. It is because of this that the business managed to support an independent designer line creating unique techniques and following an autonomous production philosophy.
After five generations and one hundred and fifty years of uninterrupted operation, the company now counts two shops and a jewellery gallery in Athens, one shop in Crete and many collaborations around the world.
This doesn't mean that the Fanourakis is relying in success. On the contrary, it is bound by a creative force, so important to the transformation of an insignificant beetle into a mysterious, magical and unique gold scarab.