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In the sun-drenched landscapes of New Mexico, back in 1972, Stavros Eleftheriou, a man originally from Greece found himself captivated. The vast desert, with its golden sands and azure skies, whispered tales of art and beauty. It wasn't just the landscape that enchanted Stavros but the intricate art of jewelry-making that thrived in this land.
Under the tutelage of local masters, Stavros embarked on a rigorous apprenticeship. Three years of dedication and learning culminated in 1975 when he launched his first collection, marking the beginning of Kabana's journey.
But why "Kabana"? In the heart of Albuquerque stood an old adobe Mission church. Its bell tower, standing tall against the New Mexican sky, became a symbol of inspiration for Stavros. The Greek word for "bell" is "Kabana", a word that echoed not just the chimes of the church but also the historic Liberty Bell, symbolizing freedom and new beginnings.
Kabana's jewelry is a testament to the skills of its craftsmen. Only the most adept jewelers are qualified to inlay a Kabana piece. Each gemstone hand-sculpted to fit perfectly into its channel and then polished to perfection. This meticulous process results in the signature dome-shaped gemstone that soon became recognizable worldwide. Every piece, from sketch to final inspection, is made in New Mexico, making Kabana one of the few fine jewelry designers and manufacturers that can proudly claim its creations to be entirely made in the USA.
As years flowed, Kabana's brand expanded. Kabana 925 emerged, showcasing sterling silver, inlay, and enamel masterpieces. And then there was Màti Jewelers, a name synonymous with luxury timepieces and accessories in the Southwest.
With over 10,000 copyrighted designs, Kabana pushes the boundaries of imagination and excellence. The brand's commitment to quality is evident in every piece, with each step in the creation process undergoing rigorous quality controls.
Kabana isn't just a brand; it's a legacy. A tapestry woven with threads of dedication, passion, and artistry, creating timeless pieces that hold stories, memories, and moments that are cherished forever.
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