Doris Panos traces her roots to a family of jewelry makers. While her father may have moved outside of the family business, she stepped right back into the fold after earning her degree in business and marketing. Going through the apprenticeship process, Panos did not take any shortcuts. She painstakingly mastered the engineering and manufacturing techniques of modern jewelry makers as well as the gemology side of the business.
Panos went to work in the gemstone market and continued to hone her craft and understanding of the finely nuanced cuts and stones. Tackling the retail side of the business was easily accomplished by accepting positions with high-end jewelry sellers. Before long, her uniquely suited personality and hard training paid off and resulted in the creation of a personal line of coveted pieces.