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58 Chiltern Street

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About

Kohatu + Petros is an independent, unique online jewellery boutique. The Kohatu + Petros brand, stands for authenticity and style. The  jewellery has been designed to be worn and enjoyed every day and is desired by customers for its individuality, style and accessibility. By using semi precious stones, sterling silver and gold vermeil, the collection has longevity and wearability for years to come. 

Every season Kohatu + Petros design with new and exciting colour combinations inspired by art, fashion and new season trends which translate into everyday, unique and wearable jewellery. 

Designed and handcrafted by Varney Polydor in her Marylebone Studio, London.

HISTORY

The brand was founded by Varney Polydor and Joanna Salmond in 2005 and together,  the incredibly talented design team have been recognised for the following awards:

Professional Jeweller Top 100 2014

Retail Jeweller Inspiring Independent 2014

Finalist in the UK Jewellery Awards Boutique of the Year 2014

Winner of the UK Jewellery Awards Shop Window Competition 2013

Finalist in the UK Jewellery Awards Boutique of the Year 2013 

Retail Jeweller Inspiring Independent 2012  

Kohatu is the word for Stone in Maori - native NZ

Petros is the word for Rock in Greek

The name Kohatu + Petros reflects their origins, Joanna is from New Zealand and Varney has Greek background.

 

Kohatu + Petros is an independent, unique online jewellery boutique. The  jewellery has been designed to be worn and enjoyed every day and is desired by customers for its beauty, individuality, and accessibility. 

Every season Varney designs with new and exciting colour combinations inspired by art, fashion and new season trends which translate into everyday, unique and wearable jewellery. Using semi precious gemstones, sterling silver and gold vermeil, the collections are designed and handcrafted by Varney and team in her Marylebone Studio, London. The demi-fine jewellery collections have longevity and wearability for years to come. 

Varney says, " The designs are inspired by so many different aspects of my life including my immediate surroundings to travelling, visiting art museums, fashion, nature and architecture. Some of my best ideas have come from a pattern in a carpet, a shape on the beach, a piece of art or even a beautiful piece of printed fabric."

Varney grew up in a family who ran a small business and a mother who was a seamstress. Her initial interest in design started when watching her mother sew. As a young teenager her fondest memories were sewing a new outfit on a weekly basis to go out in on the weekend. Using a basic dress pattern, she would interpret the new fashion trends and create her own designs. A skill that she has now translated to her jewellery business.

HISTORY

The brand was founded by Varney Polydor and Joanna Salmond in 2005, after a trip to Hong Kong where their passion was ignited by the amazing selection of beautiful gemstones. Together, the incredibly talented design team created the Kohatu + Petros brand. They started in a small Marylebone studio and then went on to open the intimate and luxurious Kohatu + Petros Jewellery boutique,  located in fashionable Chiltern St - considered by Condé Nast Traveller magazine as London's Coolest Street.  

Alongside their own brand the duo also showcased up and coming designers including Cara Tonkin, Neola, Tomasz Donocik, Sushilla, Alice Menter, Tina Lilienthal and Mara Hutong.

AWARDS

The success of Kohau + Petros has been recognised by receiving the following accolades: 

Professional Jeweller Top 100 - 2014

Retail Jeweller Inspiring Independent  -2014

Finalist in the UK Jewellery Awards - Boutique of the Year 2014

Winner of the UK Jewellery Awards Shop Window Competition - 2013

Finalist in the UK Jewellery Awards Boutique of the Year - 2013 

Retail Jeweller Inspiring Independent - 2012  

Proud supporters of 'The Cheapside Hoard - London's Lost Jewels' exhibition at the Museum of London 2013/14

Kohatu + Petros Jewellery boutique opened in Chiltern St , London W1 - November 2010 and closed September 2015 when Joanna decided to relocate to her home in New Zealand. 

2015 - PRESENT & FUTURE...

Kohatu + Petros continues as an online boutique, shipping worldwide and appears as 'Pop Up Shops' over the Greater London area throughout the year. The location of the pop up shops are communicated by email and social media. Varney also works with personal stylists who continue to sell her jewellery to their discerning clientele. In addition to this, Varney collaborates with like-minded women in business to promote small independents. The charities close to her heart are Autism and Cancer Research in which she supports. The business continues to go from strength to strength, always offering the personal service that customers have been accustomed to. The Kohatu + Petros brand continues to stand for authenticity, elegance and style. 

For further information email Varney on studio@kohatuandpetros.com

 Varney Polydor  CoFounder & Creative Director of Kohatu + Petros Jewellery, London   

Varney Polydor

CoFounder & Creative Director of Kohatu + Petros Jewellery, London

 


Kohatu + Petros reflects the origins of its founders, Joanna is from New Zealand & Varney has Greek heritage.

Kohatu is the word for Stone in Maori - native NZ         Petros is the word for Rock in Greek