The Marios Story

Marios Jewellers was established in 1965. Not everyone knows the extraordinary humble personal story of the man who started it all, Marios Theodoropoulos. Marios was born in 1948 in a small village in the Peloponnese region of Greece. This region is famous for stories like The Trojan War, and it was here that the Greek War of Independence began in 1821. During the 19th and early 20th Century the region became relatively poor and economically isolated. A significant part of the population immigrated to larger cities in Greece or other international countries.

Marios took it upon himself to leave his family at the tender age of sixteen to pursue a better life elsewhere, and chose to immigrate to Cape Town, South Africa.  He was blessed to come across a highly talented Swiss watchmaker Kurt Busa who took him on as his apprentice and trained him up to be a fully-fledged watchmaker. Marios worked for Kurt Busa for two years and during this time he met his beautiful supportive wife, Chrisoula.  Marios and Chrisoula discovered that they had sharp entrepreneurial instinct and made the decision to set off on their own and establish a jewellery retail store in Woodstock and from there they gradually created a retail network of five stores around Cape Town. As the years went by, they decided to scale down their business and today they own one exquisite store in Canal Walk, Century City. 

Marios offers a constantly evolving array of the finest contemporary jewellery, watches and luxury gifts and accessories from the world’s most exclusive brands.  Marios is the in-house watchmaker who is highly experienced in watch repairs and servicing, and also offer such services as valuations, engraving and repairs. 

Whether you are looking for a special piece of jewellery, a watch that will last you a lifetime or an elegant gift, Marios Jewellers can always be of service, with an unsurpassed level of exceptional customer service. We look forward to seeing you in-store.

With over 50 years of being in the business, Marios Jewellers prides itself as being a trusted family jeweller.  Marios Jewellers is synonymous for its superior craftsmanship and unrivalled customer service. Marios Jewellers takes great pride in sourcing exquisite jewellery from around the world and has the reputation of creating one-off bespoke jewellery. Marios Jewellers have in-store jewellery designers ready to make up your signature piece (from engagement and wedding rings to innovative pendants, earrings etc.).