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Our History

Mavilo is one of the most creatively inspired and forward-thinking companies of our time. Our focus on innovation, quality, and a superlative customer experience is reflected in every aspect of our business. What's the secret to the core of our success? Sourcing the world's most competitive markets for the finest, most brilliant diamonds, we negotiate and purchase from a position of strength and pass the savings directly on to our customers. Education, honesty and integrity have been our family tradition for nearly a century. We invite you to experience The Mavilo Difference.

Our History

Mavilo Wholesalers was established in 1983 by Mark Oliva, a third-generation entrepreneur 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 new diamond and jewelry shopping destination in the heart of South Tampa, and relocated in 2010 to better accommodate our guests.

In addition to our flagship location and online retail outlets, Mavilo maintains a thriving wholesale business, supplying gemstones and finished jewelry to the industry. We have also collaborated with a variety of television shopping networks over the years, where our exclusive M. Oliva line is carried nationwide. These long-standing relationships give us additional leverage and purchasing power, another reason why we are able to constantly bring in new, exciting inventory and maintain our highly competitive pricing structure.

Relationships are so important to our business, and we are proud to have worked with generations of families who trust us to deliver the very best diamonds and jewelry to help celebrate the major occasions of their lives. We consider our staff and customers part of our extended family, which is why a visit to Mavilo often feels like a reunion. Our founder, Mark Oliva, and his brother Michael are active, highly participatory owners. If Mark isn't on the floor of the showroom catching up with guests, inspiring team members with his dedication and passion, consulting on custom design projects or coming up with new ways to delight our customers, he's traveling across the country and the world to strategize, negotiate and discover new resources to bring into the store. Michael, who joined the company in 1991, is our diamond guru with a vast understanding of the diamond market and rigorous criteria for the quality of stones that will be purchased for our Mavilo Exclusive Diamond inventory. Michael's two great passions are diamond education and sports, and he is able to enjoy both by working with our customers (including many professional athletes and local celebrities) to help them find the perfect diamond that meets their requirements and his exacting standards. Looking to the future, Mavilo is focused on continuing to innovate and improve upon our core strengths: sourcing, manufacturing, design, customer service & experience, and of course, incredible value. 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 our nearly three-decade history, we have consistently invested in the best talent, resources, and technology, resulting in a flourishing, family-owned business known globally for its best business practices. Our reputation within our community is also stellar, and has been recognized with a variety of local and regional awards over the years. At Mavilo, 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 collections 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. We've spent many years really getting to know our customers, and invest significant resources in design talent, sourcing, and staying ahead of trends – this means we have a lot of confidence that our design aesthetic will inspire and resonate with you.

Our Community

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 donate time, money and resources to a wide range of local charities and causes, which goes back to our core belief that reciprocal relationships and community involvement are responsible ways to be successful while giving back.