About Us

A lifetime of passion for creating beautiful things

In 1975 I was just a young man starting an apprenticeship. I had a passion for creating beautiful things, and a dream to one day start a business.

My name is Nicholas Theochari.

At the age of 21, my dream became a reality when I started my own wholesale manufacturing jewellery business. But my real passion was to open a retail jewellery store where I could personally design and create exquisite jewellery directly for my own customers.

In 1988 I happily opened the doors to my first store, originally called Melbourne Diamond Traders. From the beginning, as head salesman and head jeweller, I was finally living my dream. Dealing directly with people, designing simply stunning rings and other jewellery that they had only dreamed of – then going into my workshop and bringing it to life.

To this day, nothing makes me and my team happier than to see the look of delight on your face when you see your ring for the first time – your dream made a reality that you can hold in your own hands.

In 1992, I changed my business name to MDTdesign. (After all designing what was I was really loved doing, not trading diamonds!) Now operating in my new boutique store in the heart of Melbourne, I’m very proud to have established our reputation as one of Melbourne’s leading bespoke jewelers. Everything we create at MDTdesign is personally designed and hand-made by my team and I.

Walk into my store and I promise you will always be greeted by a smile as bright as the dazzling diamond jewelry we have on display. 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, we have it all. Use anything you see in the store as inspiration for your own dream creation or tell us your thoughts and we can start from scratch.

We pride ourselves on making you feel special, cared about and your ideas and inspirations listened to and understood. You will be pleased to know that once we start working on your ring, it will never leave our hands. All our designs are hand-made on our premises by our award-winning team of qualified jewellers.

We focus on quality in our workmanship at all times. We are sad to see so many jewellers moving away from hand-making jewellery.

I personally have always believed that a hand-made ring will hold its value and a special place in your heart far longer than anything mass-produced. Because when it’s made by hand, it’s a much better piece, simply because the metal is more compact and stronger after a jeweller works to harden it.

And being made with heart and love, means it has a lot more meaning attached to it than something that simply comes off a manufacturing line.

We pride ourselves on our rapidly expanding repertoire of unique designs. We promise to always give you exceptional customer service. And we look forward to you sharing your dreams, hopes and ideas with us, so that we may create for you, a precious, hand-made piece of jewellery, you will treasure you entire life.

Please come and see us, today.

We look forward to meeting you.

Kindest regards

Nicholas Theochari
Founder & Managing Director

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