Manoli Valerie and our son Dino

Manoli and Valerie Receive Presidents Award for Volunteer Service

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Who is Manoli’s Jewelers?

We are the recipient of the 2007 president’s award for volunteer service.

Presidents award for volunteer service 2007







Letter from the whitehouse








We received this because of the efforts that we put forth to help our son, Dino, who was serving in Iraq, in the Marines Weapons Co 3/24. One day he called us at the store and told his mother, Valerie, that they needed fire retardant underwear, so we started raising money for that. He then told us that they needed raincoats and we got those and then he told us that they needed spot lights for their humvees and we sent those to his unit.

We did this with the help of Debbie Fisher whose son, Travis, was in Iraq with our son, Dino.
And, of course,with all of the people who donated money to help us with this.

“Below is an excerpt from an email that I went to another father detailing what we had done”

My son Dino is a Marine and he just returned from his 7 months in Iraq and he came home in one piece. Due to the fact that he was hunting for ied’s and he was in the lead humvee and two of his guys were badly burned over 70 % of their bodies-he asked me to send him some Nomex underwear so I and a friend started e-mailing friends and family and raised about $17,000 and sent about 200 pairs of flame retardant underwear-we actually found a new type that was softer and supposed to be better than Nomex. Then he asked for 32 raincoats which we sent-we were able to find dark green finally. Then he asked for spot lights that they could put on heir humvees so they could see better at night and we sent a lot of those-I don’t remember how many plus extra bulbs. I feel very good knowing that we might have made someone feel more secure.

We did not solicit this recognition. Another father of one of the Marines that served with our son heard the story and asked if it would be ok if he submitted our story for the award and we said yes.award

Manoli Savvenas of Manoli's Jewelers

Humans of the Ozarks and Manoli

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Humans of the Ozarks and Manoli Savvenas.  An article about Manoli that was printed in the Springfield News Leader on January 8, 2017.  We hope you enjoy it.


Manoli Savvenas can still remember smelling the Aegean Sea air as he tried to out-maneuver his friends kicking a soccer ball made from old rags.

“We didn’t have toys. But it was a very happy childhood. We’d get hungry from playing, so we’d go home and eat a slice of bread. We’d wet it with water and put a little sugar on it,” he says.

Growing up on the Greek island of Rhodes, Savvenas was aware of the ancient Roman and Byzantine artists, writers and philosophers who had called the island home.

“Believe me, we ate a lot of fish. And fresh vegetables like green beans and fresh…read more

After picture ring becomes earrings

Ring becomes Earrings

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Old diamond guard ring will be transformed.

Before-old diamond guard ring that is worn and outdated.

After picture ring becomes earrings



Before and after.

Ring becomes earrings.

Before you have an old worn-out yellow gold guard ring and after you have a very wearable pair of white gold earrings with diamonds that have a lot of sentimental value.

These are things that we do at Manoli’s Jewelers.



Faces of Manoli's Jewelers

Faces of Manoli’s Jewelers

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Some of the faces at Manoli’s Jewelers.  Our precious daughter-in-law, Amy.  Our longtime friend and salesperson, Karen Mitchell. Manoli the inspiration of Manoli’s Jewelers and Valerie who is Manoli’s wife, business and life partner and graduate gemologist.


Rose-Cut Three Diamond Band

Unique Diamond Ring

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A truly unique diamond ring that is handmade by Margoni from Greece.

If you like to wear unique jewelry then our jewelry from these designers and Manoli’s Jewelers is for you.

See more of our unique jewelry at Greek Jewelry 

benchmark wedding bands sale

Benchmark Wedding Bands Sale

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All of our Benchmark wedding bands are half price……as long as you can wear a size 10…..then you are in luck.

Don’t wait, come check them out soon.

We are discontinuing our collection of Benchmark bands and that is the reason for this huge markdown in prices.

chlorine dangerous for your jewelry

Chlorine is Dangerous for Your Jewelry

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Pool and Hot Tub alert! Chlorine is bad for your gold and silver jewelry!

Chlorine and chlorine-like-chemicals such as bromine attack the alloys used in karat gold, leaving the metal brittle and thus susceptible to breaking in areas that have been stressed, such as the bend in a prong or stretched segment of a shank.

Chlorine has an oxidizing effect on silver causing it to turn black.

So remove your jewelry and put it in a safe place to prevent these problems.

Then have a great pool party!