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Introduction: As Founder at Alithea Design I provide my Clients with expert diamond and jewelry making advice and high quality results on custom made designs. With many years of experience in this process and many repeat Clients across the US and internationally, I am committed to delivering a high quality result for an exceptional value. I believe that we can set new standard for the jewelry making process – one with honesty, integrity and ethically sourced materials in the diamond and jewelry acquisitions we create at Alithea Design. My passion derives from the important part I play in those special moments that come from creating a beautiful piece of jewelry or one-of-a-kind gift for those special occasions or milestones in people’s lives.

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Hired 21 times

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3 employees

15 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Art Nouveau designed ring

    Jewelry Services


Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

20 reviews


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Jason R.

Jewelry Services

John Vardis and his team were superior! From quote to stone selection to the inspection to the ring design and manufacturing John was top notch. John is a real professional who always responded to my questions exceptionally fast, no matter the hour. I must mention that I moved up my completion date to Labor Day weekend and he work tirelessly into the evening of a Friday on a holiday weekend. It was sent overnight to North Carolina and just in time to purpose on the mountain top! I will be having John design more jewelry for me in the future and would absolutely recommend his services to anyone! By the way the ring is beautiful and my fiancé was breath taken when she saw the custom design we came up with!
Jason Thank you! Congratulations on your engagement! So glad we had the opportunity to work together! Best wishes John
Sep 6, 2020
Joshua C.

Jewelry Services

My wife wanted a special mother’s ring and we were unable to find something that quite fit what she was looking for. I reached out to Alithea design to discuss the option of a custom ring and have been so incredibly impressed with their thoughtfulness throughout the design process and their attention to detail. This will be a surprise for Mother’s Day and they worked with me to get it here on time. I can’t say enough good things about this Alithea Design and hope to use them again in the future for other unique pieces of jewelry.
May 8, 2021
Brian P.

My experience with John was absolutely fantastic. I came to him with a very specific vision for a custom engagement ring and I was totally unsure if my vision would work or even make sense. It was a unique piece and I really knew nothing about the process. John guided me through the whole endeavor, was always respectful of my budget and was very honest, available and communicative. This made me feel especially comfortable while remotely and discreetly. I would highly recommend his services. Creating any piece of jewelry for a loved one is never an easy undertaking. A lot of time and consideration goes into such a project and I feel lucky to have found him, he brought my vision to life and I look forward to working with him again in the future. Highly recommend!
Brian, It was a great journey we took to make your vision into this ring design incorporating so many symbolic and meaningful aspects into the ring. Thanks for your business and collaboration. John
Apr 29, 2021
Angel R.

Jewelry Services

At first I was really weary of working with someone online but John made me feel super comfortable right away after messaging back and forth he always responded and with good timing I would recommend John to anyone who wants good service and at a good price
Angel Congratulations to you and Sheyline! Thank you for your confidence and I enjoyed designing this Pear shaped diamond and Marquise diamond ring for your engagement. Best wishes John
Feb 14, 2021
Salem m.

Jewelry Services

John, made a copy of an earring I had lost which was of great personal value to me. The copy is amazing and I am unable to see the difference between old and new. The responsiveness to each question was quick and to the point. I never felt ignored. Amazing service and amazing workmanship. Highly recommend!
Feb 9, 2021
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John Vardis


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The price of your design is custom-tailored to ensure you are free to fully explore your vision. As part of our transparent and personalized experience, I make sure the price you pay matches your exact design.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    With Alithea Design, my process is tailored to fit your purpose and vision. To start off we will discuss and explore your design to ensure you are getting the perfect piece for your loved one. Once we have identified your vision, I provide an immediate estimate of the cost and time that will be needed to create your one-of-a-kind piece. This is so we can stay aligned on the time and resources needed throughout the design process. Once we determine the project timeline, I provide you with a quote that we stick by and a 3D rendering of the design for your review and approval. Once we receive approval, we kindly request a 50% deposit in order to start and the balance is settled upon completion.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Master Diamond Cutter (AIDC) Diamonds Graduate (GIA) Masters of Science in Management (MBA) Bachelors of Arts (BA)

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