About DONA DEI
Says Vytautas Meištas, founder of DONA DEI Vytautas Meištas. The beginning of DONA DEI is very “accidental” and symbolic. “In 2014, during a pilgrimage to Lourdes, I saw a cross pendant of unreal beauty in the possession of a fellow traveler. She mentioned that it was the work of Yuri Fedorov, a master jeweler from St. Petersburg. Almost a year later, on the eve of my birthday, I asked my wife for a cross by this artist as a birthday present. It was not easy for us to organize the delivery of this cross from Russia to Lithuania. As soon as I started wearing the cross, I had the idea of making it possible for Western customers to buy this jewelry. I contacted Mr. Fedorov and he enthusiastically supported the idea. So, at the end of 2015, the company DONA DEI was founded, which is Latin for God’s gifts.
Three years later, in order to offer our customers a wider range of products, we agreed to cooperate with Anastasia Atelje. A few years later, at the beginning of 2021, the cooperation with Akimov Jewelry Workshops began.
DONA DEI carefully selects original jewelry of the highest quality, reflecting Christian values and traditions. The company creates a professional range of top quality products for those who appreciate jewelry designed and manufactured with the utmost precision, and is a reliable partner for jewelry workshops that create religious works of art.