This world-famous Greek jewelry house experiments with its designs, taking ideas from nature, biology, African art, and ancient Greek pieces—the last are sometimes so close to the original that they're mistaken for museum artifacts. The pieces are mainly in gold, some in silver—look out for the decorative objects inspired by ancient Greek houseware. The famed tradition here started with Ilias Lalaounis (also founder of the Lalaounis Jewelry Museum) and is now proudly
continued by his four daughters and grandchildren. There's also a branch at Papadiamandi 7 (Tel. 210/623–1900) in the leafy Kifissia neighborhood of north Athens.