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International Women's Day | An Interview with The Women of Dracakis

3 Mar 2023
International Women's Day | An Interview with The Women of Dracakis - Dracakis Jewellers

International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the women in our lives & rally for progress towards gender equality. At Dracakis Jewellers, women make up more than 50% of our retail workforce - the faces of our brand you would know from visiting our boutiques.

This International Women's Day, we wanted to take a moment to introduce some of the women who bring a little bit of magic to work at Dracakis every day.

Meet Fotina Georgas

Fotina, alongside her brothers, leads the team at Dracakis Jewellers in her role as Managing Director making a lifelong, valuable contribution to the business & brand.

Well known within the team for her incredible one of a kind diamond engagrment rings, Tina's skilled eye & undeniable style have guided many clients through our process of custom design with ease.

Meet Bronwyn Carabez

Bronwyn recently rejoined the Dracakis business & is based in our Mosman boutique. Her genuine passion for seeing the jewels of her clients dreams come to life make her a valuable & much loved member of our team, we're thrilled to have her back.


Which powerful woman do you admire the most?

Christine Holgate. She has strength of character and willing to stand up for her professional believes.
 
What are you most proud of?
The Charity I pioneered in Fiji for Deaf Children. I changed a nation for the better, but I must say, I am even prouder of my 3 children and the amazing humans they have turned out to be.

What did you dream of doing when you were a little girl?
Believe it or not, I wanted to be a jewellery designer.

What is your favourite piece of jewellery & why?

My Diamond Riviera Necklace. I love the simplicity of it and the fact I can wear it casually with a T-shirt or with a suit, but can also wear it on a formal occasion.

 
Meet Eliza Betts

Eliza manages Dracakis' flagship Mosman boutique - a familar, friendly face so many locals have come to love.

 

Which powerful woman do you admire the most?

I think I'd have to say Carla Zampatti - a truly great Australian who inspired generations of women with her style & grace. Not to mention her savvy building a fashion empire!
 
What are you most proud of?
My lovely children.

What did you dream of doing when you were a little girl?
Early on, I recall wanting to be an interior designer. I spent my childhood looking on as my mother & father built their own jewellery business, surrounded by jewellers & designers - I quickly new that jewellery would be my lifelong passion.

What is your favourite piece of jewellery & why?

My South Sea Pearl & Diamond cocktail ring - a gift from my loving husband Ralph on our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Something I wear everyday to remember all the good times we've shared.

 

Meet Johannie Chauffrey-Bonabot

Johannie is a talented jewellery designer & illustrator based at our Brookvale boutique in Warringah Mall, she has been a member of the team at Dracakis since 2022.

Which powerful woman do you admire the most?


I will definitely say Gabrielle Bonheur dit "Coco" Chanel. She is a very strong part of my culture, not only in fashion but in art lifestyle and culture and history, I admire her because she was born into a very modest family. She manages to create one of the most influential luxury brand in the world. She first started working in a cabaret as a singer performing for soldiers during world war II and was a seamstress during the day. She changes the world of fashion and also it was a revolution back in the 1920 era a woman with her ideas and vision. Chanel is now one of the most influential and powerful fashion brands in the world and it all started from an Idea, hard work and a woman's commitment. She is a great inspiration for me of determination of hard work and success.

 

What are you most proud of?


I am very proud to be french. (just kidding)  I will say I've been very lucky to be a very independent person since a young age, my grandmother use to have multiple businesses and she raised me part-time with my mum, they both push me to always follow my dreams which lead me to my journey of travelling and living in different countries by myself from when I was 18 year old. Australia was probably one of my biggest challenges and I am very proud of my journey and all the hard work I've done to be able to create the life I have here today.

What did you dream of doing when you were a little girl?

I wanted to be a Dive Instructor, and have my own shop near the beach.

What is your favourite piece of jewellery & why?

It is my diamond necklace, I brought it for my mum 50's birthday and my mum offered it back to me this year for my 30s as she is very far away it is a way for me to have a bit of her with me.
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