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Elisa, Jeweller

My name’s Elisa Neveceral-Pantazopoulos. I’m a jeweller based in Carouge. 

Introduce yourself and your activity in a few lines

I like to create organic, timeless pieces that are inspired by the times and that can be passed down from one generation to the next, each telling its own story. That’s why I only work with precious metals – 925 silver and 18-carat gold – so that my creations retain their lustre throughout their journey. My work is mainly based on the ancient “lost wax” process, which showcases the beauty and natural imperfections of handmade objects.

What does Geneva represent to you?

Geneva is where I grew up. It’s my home! It’s the city where I have my bearings and my family.

How does Geneva inspire you in your job?

Geneva is a convenient city. I’m lucky to have several of my suppliers within a 15-20-minute walk of my workshop. Over the years, our relationship has grown from work-related to one of friendship, which is something I treasure enormously. It’s also a city with a rich and high-quality cultural offer!

What do you miss most about Geneva when you are away?

The lake, the proximity to nature, the quality of life, and above all, the international dimension.

Friends are visiting you in Geneva, where do you take them?

Les Bains des Pâquis for a dip in summer or winter followed by a fondue, Place du Marché in Carouge, the Plainpalais flea market, the old town to daydream in… My favourite places also include Bombar, Chez Marius, Comptoir du Boulevard, Bologne, Café Chou, Beau Coffee, Wood’s second-hand shop, MAMCO, the Rath Museum… I’m sure I’m forgetting others!

If Geneva were a person, what would she be like?

She'd be discreet but full of surprises, once tamed!


Your favourite place in Geneva?

Les Bains des Pâquis, no hesitation!


If Geneva were a precious stone, which one would it be and why?

A champagne diamond. A diamond for its unbreakable nature and champagne for its discretion.