A daily chat between girlfriends for inspiration, encouragement and guidance to promote joyful aging while wearing strength, confidence, and head-turning, personal style.

Dec 11, 2012

From the Greek Islands to Neiman Marcus...Konstantino


As I approached the jewelry area of Neiman Marcus at The Shops of La Cantera, my eyes went immediately to the gorgeous bracelets glistening before me.   Of all the jewelry in the world, bracelets make me sigh with desire...and these were stunning.
Then my special escort from Neiman's turned my attentions to the jewelry designer himself…simply...Konstantino.  Dressed in dark denim and a sports jacket, this Greek version of Paul Newman, graciously said hello through a 100-watt smile and a heavy accent.  After that, I was not surprised to see women(or middle aged groupies) surround the jewelry counter where he would engrave his signature in the elegant pieces purchased that day in store.

When I told him the name of my blog, he posed a mischievous laugh and insisted he was just under 50…this laugh, accessorized with tan lines around the eyes, told a story of life on tour. You could see a little weariness perhaps from promoting his successful line.  Inspiration?  He said, “I have inspiration in my life every day.  There is no day without it and a true artist knows it does not dry up.” 

From his website:  “Konstantino was 
born in Athens and raised amid the beauty and majesty of 
one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
“My father was a huge influence in my life… he taught me 
constantly about Greek philosophy, history and art.”
Enthralled with Greek history and the rich legacy of Greek
 gods and goddesses, Konstantino developed an endless 
fascination with the artisanship of the earliest Greek jewelry
 designs.
“This is why our jewelry is different from any other. Our 
designs are timeless and universal. They come from the core
 of civilization and the elements of the modern world."
Throughout time, artisans have paid homage to Aphrodite,
 the Greek goddess of love and beauty. In his own tribute to
 this magnificent goddess, Konstantino has devoted a 
lifetime to creating modern expressions of ancient Greek
 jewelry.”

  I left there impressed with the man, the art, and the smile!! 
 Another dynamic over50 individual, enjoying life and sharing his
 talent.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

10 comments:

  1. Really lovely. I love signature jewelry, like what my mom wore in the 60's. I think it has a huge impact on your style.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful pieces -- I love bracelets too. I enjoy your recently discovered blog! I'm a woman just over 60, feeling 40! and also blog though my focus is on fashion. Come by and visit if you have time, I'd love your feedback! Cheers, Anne

    ReplyDelete
  3. Those are really beautiful pieces. Love that first bracelet so much.

    ReplyDelete
  4. He is indeed charming. And, he does radiate charm and energy. I have some of his work from the 90's. Silver and gold mix.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Comments like yours is worth more than being in Vogue.
    Thank you, my dear Pam, you are a poet.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. what a great experience for you
    i guess i never thought about jewelry designers signing their pieces
    that is very cool
    brett

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous jewelry. I love jewelry and I'm pretty loyal to my favorite brand, Lia Sophia (I'm and advisor), but Konstantion's pieces made me a little weak in the knees.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have long admired his jewelry and also wished that I was wealthy enough to afford just one beautiful piece. His creations have a bit of vintage elegance that I love.

    I so appreciate the things you share with us. We have nothing like Neiman's here, so I must live vicariously through what you share with us.

    ReplyDelete
  9. SO gorgeous! Each piece is more beautiful than the next!

    ReplyDelete