Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life. We have all heard this quote widely attributed to Roman politician Mark Antony. In the world of jewelry, doing what you love often means taking the time to do it painstakingly well. Many brands produce pieces with care and craftsmanship throughout the process, but each piece is an exact replica of the original and follows a specific process.
Then there are the makers. Brands who forego the logo as the mark of their brand and instead focus on the process of creating jewelry. Often using the same metal-working techniques used over the last thousand years, these brands create unique pieces of jewelry with sophistication and intricacy. Each individual piece is a work of art and varies slightly from anything else the maker has created. Here is a look at two unique brands creating modern jewelry with old-fashioned craftsmanship.
Konstantino is a brand influenced by Byzantine architecture and ancient Greek culture. Established in 1994, their focus has always been on creating one-of-a-kind pieces that reveal a modern aesthetic to ancient designs. Individually hand finished by expert artisans using traditional techniques, each piece from Konstantino is unique. Combining unique gemstones and finishes with traditional metalworking techniques in gold and sterling silver, jewelry from Konstantino fuses old craftsmanship with modern identity.
Named for Greek gods, each of the collections has its own identity. Look no further than the Electra collection for a prime example of craftsmanship. Combining stunning Lapiz Lazuli with sterling silver and intentionally placed 18k gold, the collection demonstrates the very best of Konstantino’s commitment to craftsmanship and form, creating unique modern jewelry using ancient methods.