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
“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
I left there impressed with the man, the art, and the smile!!
Another dynamic over50 individual, enjoying life and sharing his
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!