Tonia Theodorou, was born in Limassol. She studied Jewellery Design at the State Institute of Porta Romana in Florence from where she graduated in 1987. She then worked in jewellery workshops in Florence. Her creations are based on two elements: movement and transformation. Through the use of these two elements, she aims at offering her clients alternative and interesting solutions so that they can modify and transform the shape of their jewellery according to their preferences. The originality of Tonia’s work lies in the fact that each and every design is narrating its own story, that is to say she creates ‘talking’ jewellery.
In July of 2002 and 2004, Tonia participated in a jewellery exhibition at the Jacobs Javit Center in New York. In the same years, she also presented her work at The House of Cyprus in New York and her work was covered by the Greek channel Actina TV. An art critic expressed himself favourably regarding the originality of her work and he advised her to present her jewellery amongst works of art. On the 9th of March 2007, the President of the Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Cyprus) awarded her with the Certificate of the Professional Woman of the Year. The ceremony was under the auspices of the Minister of Defence and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cyprus. Tonia Theodorou was nominated as one of the five top designers for the year 2011 for the Madame Figaro Awards. Since 1992, she runs her own shop in Limassol. In 2010, as a result of her deep love for art and of her personal talent in painting, she extended the first floor of her shop to an Art Gallery under the name TONIA jewel & art gallery where she hosts exhibitions of Cypriot as well as of international artists.
Her first solo exhibition was presented at the same place on the 8th of March 2015 which was inaugurated by the First Lady of Cyprus, Mrs. Andri Anastasiades and was opened by the ex President of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Cyprus, Mrs. Daphne Trimikliniotis. On 12th December 2015, she organized her second solo art exhibition, and on December 2016 the third one. On December 2017, she organized her fourth solo exhibition presenting at the same time her paintings and her new and original work in jewellery. Part of the income from all her exhibitions was donated to charity.
In September 2017, the World Diamonds Centre in Antwerp (AWDC) acclaimed Tonia Theodorou as its Ambassador. The fact that she had great tutors in painting such as George Erotokritos for three years (2009-2012), Moraitis and Vagiannis for the years 2012 and 2013 and, last but not least, Petros Ptochopoulos, is considered very important by her.
Pieces of her work are exhibited in the Municipal Gallery of Limassol, at the Presidential Palace of Cyprus and in various art collections in Cyprus, and in other countries of Europe, such as the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Russia and the United States of America.