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!

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