All handcrafted objects need love and care to maintain their beauty.
For jewelry that has been gold-, silver- or rhodium-plated expect the plating to fade over time. This happens unavoidably to all plated jewelry but with extra care you can extend the life of the plating. The speed at which the plating fades depends on multiple factors like your skincare products, level of perspiration or even your skin PH. Avoid contact with soap, perfume, hairspray, lotion or other face or body products. We recommend that you remove your jewelry when showering, swimming, washing your hands, styling your hair or using cleaning agents, as this will damage the plating.
For solid sterling silver jewelry, expect the silver to tarnish. Silver is a metal that reacts to air and humidity and therefore gets oxidized. It is an unavoidable natural process but thankfully it can be reversed (see below how to clean your jewelry).
Be extra careful with jewelry with stones and pearls. Stones are fragile and may break, crack or get scratched.
Store your jewelry away from direct sunlight and in their original packaging or in velvet jewelry boxes to avoid damage from air, humidity and contact with other items. Make sure that the storage area has low humidity. You can place a piece of chalk or a small bag of silica gel in the storage area to minimize tarnish.
Clean your sterling silver or fine jewelry by soaking them for a few minutes in warm soapy water. Then rinse well and gently rub them with a soft microfiber cloth. Do not using paper towels or harder cloths to avoid scratching. Do not immerse your gemstone or pearl jewelry to jewelry cleaning or polishing solutions.
If in doubt, it is preferable to seek professional cleaning services from a goldsmith or a reputed jewelry shop.
We are open 7 days a week, excluding holidays. All orders with items in stock are shipped as soon as possible, in most cases on the next business day. Exception are the bespoke items and made-to-order pieces that have different shipping times.
Shipping within Qatar is free and you will receive your order on the next business day.
There is also the option of same-day delivery, but you must place your order before 12.00 noon (local time). A flat fee of 40 QAR applies.
At the moment we ship only to Qatar and the neighboring Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, but we will start shipping to more destinations soon.
All orders are shipped with DHL Express. Allow 3-5 business days for delivery. For orders over 1000 QAR, shipping is free. For all other orders, there is a flat shipping cost of 99 QAR, that will be added to your total cost at checkout.
We are confident that you will love your purchase, but if for some reason you don’t, you can send it back to us within 15 days of receipt and you will get an exchange item or store credit.
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 ballet and theater throughout her childhood which led her to complete her degree in Theater Studies at Patra University, Greece.
In 1988, her parents Nikos and Eva Makriyianni opened 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. She pursued specialized courses in design and engraving at the L’Arti Orafe University in Florence while running the family boutique and developing her own personal design style.
In 2015 Katerina presented her first personal collection at the Paris Fashion, combining the world of theater with that of handmade jewelry, also influenced by the Cretan tradition and her great aesthetic sense.
The worldwide journey began with the presence of the brand on Net-a-Porter, which was followed by significant stores worldwide such as Browns Fashion and Matches Fashion in London, Boutique1 in UAE, On Pedder in Asia, Jill Wolf Jewelry in Switzerland and many more to this day.
Katerina has managed to create a team that works like a family and she is involved in both the designing and manufacturing process in the Makriyianni family studio. Every piece of metal, thread, and fabric is cut, glued, stitched, and ironed by hand.
From the very beginning, the design that became a huge worldwide trend was the Big Red Fan Earrings made from traditional hand-woven wool. These earrings are Katerina’s signature design that has been chosen for photoshoots by world-famous fashion photographers and stylists such as Mario Testino and Lucinda Chambers for the June ‘17 issue of English Vogue. This success continued as many of Katerina’s designs were featured in the pages and sites of famous magazines. Penelope Cruz, as guest editor for the April ‘19 issue of Spanish Vogue, chose one of Katerina’s designs for one of the covers.
In 2022, Katerina participated in the “Greekaba Collection” of Christian Louboutin. Among the designers that worked on this collection was Katerina, who with her team took over sole responsibility for the production of fabric beads that adorn all the bags of the collection and a bracelet that was also the only piece of jewelry included in the project. The fabric beads, along with semi-precious stones, were also incorporated into the design of limited edition Konstantimule slippers and Konstantinela sandals.
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.
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! Adele, Sarah Paulson, Veronica Li, Anna Nooshin, Penelope Cruz, Jolin Chai, Susan Bender Whitfield, Jasmine Hemsley, Rosanna Falconer, Charlene Choi, Tatiana Korsakova, Blair Eadie, Gillian Chung, and Aarika Lee are some of the ladies that choose Katerina Makriyianni Jewelry.