In 1965 Costas Kessaris starts his journey in the field of jewelry with his uncle, a leading jeweler of the time, setting up a company to manufacture and distribute wholesale jewelry.
His desire to create unique high quality designer jewelry combined with his need to be involved with his customers led to ending his cooperation in 1969, and subsequently led him to launch his first personal company which dealt primarily in retail.
The excellent quality and vast variety of his designs, as well as proper company management, soon brought success, as at the same time the creation of a new selling environment in the heart of the market became a necessity in order to provide better customer service.
Thus, in 1982, Kessaris transferred to one of the most central and historic parts of Athens, the corner of Panepistimiou and Voukourestiou Street, which remains its flagship shop until today.
The quality of Kessaris jewelry led many of the biggest jewelry Houses to entrust Costas Kaissaris’ company to represent their creations, the first being the famous Bvlgari House, whose history began 120 years ago in a small village of Epirus by Sotirios Voulgaris, and today is considered one of the most internationally acclaimed Houses with boutiques around the world.
The cooperation of Kessaris with Bvlgari in 1992 marked a new era for jewelry in Greece, since it brought for the first time an international House of jewelry to the country, with success that exceeded all expectations.
At the same time, following the rapid development of the island, the plans for a store in Mykonos started. Mykonos was the island which attracted the Greek elite and the international jet setters.
Those plans became a reality in 1996 by transforming the famous Bar Vegera, a meeting point in the island’s Chora, into a fully equipped Kessaris store, which followed faithfully the local color and style.