Born in Barbados and raised on the Caribbean island nation until she was discovered in 2003, Rihanna is a global pop icon. Selling more than 280 million albums and winning nine Grammy Awards, thirteen American Music Awards, and twelve Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna is globally regarded as one of the preeminent pop artists of the 21st century. As accomplished as Rihanna is in the world of music, she is regarded equally as highly in the world of fashion and style.
In 2014, Rihanna received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. From being chosen as the face of Dior to collaborating with Manolo Blahnik, Rihanna has made herself at home in the global fashion industry. It is without doubt then that when Rihanna wears a brand or accessorizes a fashion choice, the world takes notice. One brand of jewelry that Rihanna has repeatedly chosen to complete her ensembles is the work of Greek designer Konstantino Sioulas.
Rihanna was influenced by her homeland and culture in much the same way Konstantino was influenced by his. Raised in the tiny Greek village of Melitea, Konstantino expresses the art, architecture, history, and mythology of ancient Greece through his creation of unique jewelry. Established in 1994, the brand places focus on one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that incorporate a modern take on ancient Greek design. Statement pieces featuring hand-finished touches applied by expert artisans using traditional techniques are the hallmark of Konstantino. Whether wearing a studded ring or a gold necklace adorned with motifs of iconic Green figures, Konstantino pieces allow you to be as bold as you want. Sioulas expresses the goal of having every client feel the soul of history in every piece of jewelry. By mixing a passion for his home country’s culture and his personal experiences, Sioulas is creating unique jewelry that is known throughout the world.
Two unique creators, two styles heavily influenced by their birthplaces, Rihanna and Konstantino are a match made for Hollywood, and it is no wonder that Konstantino has been a recurring choice for Rihanna both on the stage and on the red carpet. Sylvan’s is hosting a Konstantino Focus Day on December 7th, where you can see some of the unique styles that have captured the attention of Rihanna on some of her biggest nights.
Below, we take a look at some of these pieces: