Sourcing the world’s most competitive markets for the finest, most brilliant diamonds, we negotiate and purchase from a position of fiscal strength and pass the savings directly on to our customers. Mavilo is one of the most creatively inspired and forward-thinking companies of our time. Education, honesty and integrity have been our family tradition for 90 years – we invite you to experience The Mavilo Difference.
Mavilo Wholesalers was established in 1983 by Mark Oliva joined later by his brother Michael, both third-generation entrepreneurs whose connections to the Tampa community are deeply rooted. Initially working exclusively with retail jewelers and wholesalers as a diamond importer, designer and manufacturer of fine jewelry, Mavilo gained a reputation for integrity and value. We expanded our manufacturing capabilities and began working with major high-end retailers, developing a deep understanding of what drives the market and how to deliver the highest quality heirloom designs at wholesale pricing. Eventually we began dealing directly with customers upon request, opening our original showroom over 20 years ago. Business by referral became so significant that we designed a stunning flagship location and relocated in 2010 to better accommodate our guests. Looking to the future, Mavilo is focused on continuing to innovate and improve upon our core strengths: sourcing, manufacturing, design, and service.
Whether you visit our beautifully appointed showroom and state-of-the-art Service Department or our highly interactive and intuitive online location, we think it will be just the first of many enjoyable and educational experiences. We’ve built the company on the idea that “our best compliment is your referral” and over the years we’ve received a lot of compliments!
Our Commitment to Excellence
Throughout its nearly three-decade history, Mavilo has consistently invested in the best talent, resources, and technology, resulting in a flourishing, family-owned business known globally for its best business practices. We go above and beyond what’s expected, constantly striving to ensure that every interaction with us is a pleasure, and the first of many.
Our Design Philosophy
Designing jewelry takes intrinsic passion, an understanding of environment, scale and balance. It also requires a connection to you, the customer – being familiar with the occasions of your life, what influences you and what defines your personal style.
Mavilo designs its exclusive Oliva Collection with all of this in mind, reinventing timeless classics to be handed down for generations, as well as developing on-trend pieces that complement current fashion trends and enhance individual style. When a piece is part of the Oliva Collection, you can be sure that its modern yet classic design will make it a staple in your wardrobe for many years to come.
For three generations, the Oliva family has been a pillar of the Tampa community, known for its involvement and contributions. Being a referral-based business, we recognize how our friends have contributed to our success, and we are proud of our many long-term relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We hope that you will visit our Links page where we recommend local businesses that provide exceptional services, as they also deserve your support! And, instead of allocating a major budget to advertising, we donate time, money and resources to a wide range of local charities and causes. We believe that reciprocal relationships and community involvement are responsible ways to be successful while giving back.
Our flagship location, located on Henderson Boulevard, has been designed to give you the opportunity to browse, relax and learn. Beautifully appointed yet approachable – a reflection of the quality of the collections we carry – this is not your ordinary shopping destination. Whether you have come in by referral to view our selection of loose diamonds or just want to see what’s new in our constantly updated fine jewelry collections, our welcoming, highly educated staff will be there to guide you. We know that you have come to see us because of a referral from a trusted friend, and we intend to live up to (and most likely surpass!) your highest expectations.
We created an open, inviting space, displaying our vast array of inventory without it feeling intimidating or overwhelming. Arranged by collection, you can browse or focus on a specific area, whether it be Loose Diamonds, Bridal, Contemporary Designers or Estate. We can also accommodate you in our intimate and discreet Private Viewing Room. See our master jewelers at work in the Service Department, using the latest technology and precision equipment. And if you have to step away to take a call or are waiting for a spouse or a purchase to be gift-wrapped, relax in our Lounge equipped with Internet access, a flat screen TV, cappuccino machine, and comfortable seating area.
Mavilo owns one of the largest Loose Diamond inventories in the Southeast, and has carefully selected each of the diamonds in our vault for its exceptional brilliance and value. It’s our pleasure to sit with you and show you a variety of stones, how they differ in quality and how to determine which diamond is right for you.
In addition to our on-trend pieces that reflect and complement what’s current on the runways, we offer several unique designer lines, including the exclusive Oliva Collection.
Because of our focus on design, we are constantly developing and representing new products and collections. So every time you visit, make sure to ask what’s new!
Our goal is to get to know you, so that each visit with us is spent shopping and learning based on your individual preferences. We create a personal profile for each customer so that we have all of your information compiled and available for quick reference. From your contact information, to your ring sizes, to copies of appraisals for each item you have purchased, to how and when you would like to be contacted… it’s all accessible on demand. We also maintain your personal Wish List, which keeps track of each piece you have viewed with a Sales Associate, so you have it on file for future consideration. Upon request, we can also share your Wish List with a significant other as a subtle, helpful hint. Maintained with the utmost discretion, your profile can be accessed whenever you visit, call or email us. Your privacy is our concern, and this information is never sold to outside marketing or “spam” companies; it is only used to facilitate service and ensure the accuracy of every transaction and experience with Mavilo.
“No extra charge for the box”
We know that many of our customers are purchasing gifts for their significant others when they come to see us. So even though it’s what’s in the box that counts, we go out of our way to make sure the packaging matches the occasion. When you shop in-store, your sales associate will create an elegant, tasteful package – always with a hand-tied bow – that you’ll be proud to present to your loved one. And of course we offer a gift-wrap option for all online purchases, as well.
The Mavilo website has been designed to feel as welcoming as our superlative in-store experience. You will find the same outstanding selection of loose diamonds, bridal and designer jewelry, opportunities for education and personalization as in our flagship location, as well as unique interactive features like our real-time “actual item“ In Stock inventory, our Outlet Showcase with limited-time opportunities at closeout prices, and our In The Moment updates on what’s trending in fashion and jewelry. We regularly add features (coming soon: extensive videos and Live Presentation by Appointment, just to name a few!) and new inventory and designs, so bookmark our site, follow us on Facebook, and Twitter, so that you can keep up with our latest news and updates!
The Mavilo Edge
When you buy from Mavilo, you’ll discover diamonds and jewelry of the highest quality, at a price that may make you ask: how do we do it? Well, we have spent over two decades developing beneficial partnerships and sourcing, design and manufacturing advantages – enabling us to keep our standards exceptionally high and our profit margins attractively low. That’s the Mavilo Edge.
We travel the world for the highest quality diamonds and precious gemstones, negotiating at major markets across the globe where we gain crucial knowledge about what’s driving the diamond market and the jewelry industry at large. We look at thousands of diamonds and select only those that meet our very particular criteria. Other retailers go through second or third parties to purchase diamonds and finished jewelry and then they pass the markup on to their customers, or they even sell a diamond from virtual inventory that they’ve never even seen or evaluated personally. At Mavilo we aggressively buy direct from the source, and can guarantee the quality and brilliance of every stone in our Mavilo Exclusive Diamond Inventory because it has already met our rigorous requirements.
Mavilo has an in-house team with a passion for design and decades of experience working with customers to understand the importance of fit, style and proportion. From our exclusive Oliva Collection to more classic pieces, our aesthetic and attention to detail is comparable to the highest caliber design houses, and you will find our brand laser-inscribed on most pieces as a testament to the quality and prestige associated with the Mavilo name.
Mavilo invests in the latest technology, equipment and skilled talent to ensure that our designers' concepts are produced exactly as envisioned, down to the smallest detail. Complicated techniques such as milgrain, micro pavé, micro prong and channel-set are achieved flawlessly with a combination of computer-aided manufacturing and experienced craftsmanship – resulting in finely crafted jewelry that is both beautiful and enduring.
Our sales associates, many of them graduate gemologists who have been with Mavilo for over a decade, are simply the best in the business. Passionate and trend-savvy with years of experience in matching customers to exactly what they’re looking for, our staff will greet you when you walk in the door and then be as available to you as you need them to be. We want this to be the first of many visits, so you’ll never feel pressured to buy – our goal is to educate you and learn more about you as a person so that we can recommend a variety of options and price points. That way, when you are ready to make a decision, you feel informed, thrilled with your choice and aware of the great value that is inherent in every Mavilo purchase.
Our Service Department
Mavilo's state-of-the-art service department is designed with your convenience in mind. Having invested significant time and resources to create a convenient, seamless and personalized experience, we don’t think anyone can compare to what we can offer with our highly trained and skilled staff, quality control process, and advanced back-end systems. We are sticklers for delivering on time and will do everything we can to meet your deadline, especially for time-sensitive pieces like engagement rings.
Mavilo's team, including its 3 Graduate Gemologists and 3 Master Jewelers can handle any sort of inquiry, service or custom design request in-house. We are dedicated to making sure that every Customer Service experience is helpful and hassle-free. Our Customer Service team is exceedingly knowledgeable and passionate about what they do, committed to providing superior service and quality workmanship. We always welcome questions and will do our best to accommodate special requests. For more information on our services please see our Customer Service section.
In The News
We strive to exceed expectations at every level of our business, and are constantly coming up with new innovations and ways to better serve our customers and the community. Below are some mentions of Mavilo in the news and some of our own updates that we are proud to share with you.
The Channel 8 news story about Mavilo Wholesalers and our ..."Referral Based Showroom that stocks some of the most beautiful diamonds and high end jewels sold all over the world".Visit Website >
Check us out - Voted The Best Jeweler in Tampa Bay in the Best of the Bay 2011 Readers' Poll. Follow the link and scroll down to the Goods and Services section....Visit Website >
One of our new Ads is in the April/May issue of South Tampa Magazine.Check Out The Ad >
One of our new Ads is in the Fall issue of Engagement 101 Magazine.Check Out The Ad >
At Mavilo, our best compliment is your referral. We’re also thrilled when we receive compliments from our best customers, below are some of our favorites:
The best in town!
I called another jeweler who suggested calling Mavilo about diamonds. I thought my day was going to be a waste of time after calling and emailing over 20 places to sell my diamond. Even though it was late Friday when I got in touch with Mike, he was so direct, honest and informative, I was willing to travel an hour and a half to Tampa just to visit Mavilo.
Wow! A friend told me to go to Mavilo when I was looking for diamonds. I love it there and I was pleasantly surprised by the prices!
I have never been to a jewelry store where you can tell that the owners have literally thought of every detail. There is a real passion behind this operation. A beautiful showroom, exquisite jewelry, HUGE Diamond selection and professional staff - they are way ahead of their time and have unheard of prices. Keep it up guys!
The selection of engagement rings was by far better than any other jeweler we had visited.
I found out about Mavilo a couple years ago from my husband, they are amazing. I buy all my jewelry there, and when it came to my wedding rings of course I did not hesitate. I had a custom made set with sapphires and diamonds, and to this date all I get is compliments. Everyone wants to know who my jeweler is. Love their designs and attention to detail, and the service given to their customers even more. They know you by name when you walk in and you are always welcome with a smile.
You did a great job finding the right matching wedding set for my wife and I. A large selection and treated us with great professionalism.
I was referred to Mavilo by a friend when I was looking to upgrade my wedding ring. I loved the selection and my husband was thankful for the price.
The selection of engagement rings was by far better than any other jeweler we had visited
Mavilo is a goldmine!!!! Great prices and selection! Found the perfect diamond rings for my husband and myself!
As long as I have been a customer it still amazes me how much variety you have in your store. I became a customer because of your diamond prices and selection and will stay a customer because of the customer service.
My husband suggested we go to New York to look at diamonds and a setting because we can save some money and have more choices. After our trip a friend suggested that I should check out this jewelry showroom in Tampa. Wow, I was blown away - the selections of settings were right on - much more refined – I found 5 rings I loved immediately! When they pulled out the loose diamonds, the education I got was enlightening and informative. Never felt pressure but a comfort level that was almost immediate – They are real people…..Come to find out their prices were much less than New York!
Exceptional high quality jewelry below retail price, lots of merchandise to choose from, friendly and knowledgeable staff!
They have it all - the best selection of diamonds and engagement rings and the nicest, most trustworthy staff.
I always go to Mavilo if I need a pick me up, their fashion lines are so on trend. They are right on when it comes to always having jewelry that is fashion forward and affordable. They know how to keep me coming back all year long! I love their staff too, Kim does a great job!
Had a great experience and I received more bang for my buck big time! If you have a tight budget, check them out, it's worth it!
- Lindsey, I just wanted to take a few moments and thank you for the wonderful and seamless experience I had with you and Mavilo. The patience and time you spent with me was wonderful. It was such a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you in the future. You guys have a top-notch business. Thank you to everyone there! By the way, my husband's reaction: "WOW"!!!
Wendi – just wanted to drop you a line to say how thoroughly enchanted my fiancée is with the ring. She’s gotten compliments across the country, and women are taking pictures and faxing to their husbands to show them what they want for their “upgrade ring.” Ha-ha – I’m not kidding! The proposal was joyous and the last few weeks have been as well..... Please give my regards to Mark and the rest of the team for their incredible job on designing this ring, and I cannot thank you enough for managing the entire process and ensuring perfection!
Paige helped my bride and I find the perfect diamond we had been hoping to find! Very professional and the highest level of service, unparalleled to any other in the entire bay area!!! Quality, Quality, Quality at great value pricing!!!
Cookie - Words fail me on the beautiful workmanship on my wedding rings. They are beautiful. What started out as a humble 1/3 carat diamond has flourished into this fabulous ring over 41 years. And....the original diamond is still part of the ring. Thank you, thank you.
Ally - Thank you for helping make our wedding day complete!
From our inception, Mavilo has recognized the value of investing in technology to enhance and further our business. Historically, we have hired the best talent to create innovative and highly advanced, customized software to support our operations, and we update our systems frequently so that we can maximize efficiency. Our Enterprise System is second to none in the industry, and Mavilo was one of the first jewelry wholesalers to have an integrated website presence. Our most recent site upgrade leverages the latest technology to create a seamless, customer-oriented experience with a host of interactive features.
A major factor of The Mavilo Edge, technology allows us to spend more time talking to you about our diamonds and jewelry, and less time tracking down information. This significant investment has enabled Mavilo to structure our operations with extreme efficiency and optimization and ultimately, deliver wholesale prices and an exceptional experience in-store and online.