MDT Design Nicholas Theochari, the owner and managing director of MDTdesign started his apprenticship in 1975. Six years later at the age of 21 Nicholas started his own wholesale manufacturing jewellery business with the hopes of someday opening up his own retail jewellery store.
In 1988 Nicholas finally acheived his goal of helping clients get exactly what they wanted by opening the doors to public. His company at the time, Melbourne Diamond Traders, was helping clients custom design jewellery and as Nicholas was not only the head sales executive but was also the head jeweller, he could design and create the perfect piece for that particular client. He found great satisfaction in understanding the clients wants and needs and then going into the workshop and making it happen.
In 1992 there was a name change from Melbourne Diamond Traders to MDTdesign and the new modern look boutique once again opened its doors with Nicholas finding his neich as a high end jewellery shop that handmakes and custom designs everything according to customers wants. Nicholas’s drive and ambition have propelled him to develop his jewellery boutique into one of Australia’s finest and his passion for exceptional client service still remains as he to this day still works in the business. Walking into the store you will be greeted with a stunning selection of rings and jewellery to choose from. From ladies and gents engagement rings, to wedding bands and dress rings, and an array of earrings and necklaces in 18ct white and yellow gold and platinum, shopping for that special piece will be an enjoyable experience, especially when you meet Nicholas and his team of qualified professionals. Today his jewellery store houses five fully qualified jewellers and two apprentices who hand make all their jewellery in their on-site workshop.
Quality is the key to MDTdesign’s success, as the jewellers work meticulously on every piece for their clients to their specifications. Hand made jewellery is an art form that is slowly losing its hold in the Australian jewellery industry. Nicholas has always maintained the value and significance of hand made rings. “When it’s made by hand, it’s a much better piece, as the metal is more compact after a jewellers work-hardens it. It has a lot more meaning attached to it because it doesn’t come off a manufacturing line”. Sought after for our rapidly expanding repertoire of unique designs, MDTdesign is the place to go for exceptional client service, expertise and involvement in creating your most precious handmade jewellery pieces.