May 7, 2017


The Greek Goddess of love, beauty, and fertility keeps inspiring us still. For me her beauty and unique character as described in ageless stories provided me with many designs that featured her likeness in the form of an amazing engraved portrait. 

A few week...

March 5, 2017

In many of my ancient Greek themed jewelry you can find an amazing engraving of Goddess Aphrodite. This large engraving resembles a period coin in terms of style and execution. The original artifact that inspired me to create this engraving comes from the ancient city...

February 13, 2017

Last weekend I have created a necklace design that will compliment the ever popular Aphrodite Pendant. I wanted to work with green agate beads of several sizes ranging from 3mm to 10mm. At the final stages of the process, the clasp of the necklace is added with the hel...

January 12, 2017

In this episode I will continue my talk on my handmade Sterling silver jewelry inspired by my favorite trees. Olive trees, Olea europaea, of the Mediterranean are not only majestic but also generous because they offer us a super food: the olive fruit. Olive trees have...

November 26, 2016

My jewelry is often times inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds me. Just like the Athena's Necklace that I will talk about shortly. I am so fortunate to be closely connected to the Mediterranean, the ancient and beautiful sea that have nourished many civilizati...

October 31, 2016

In Parts 1 & 2 of the blog on the ancient city of Ephesus I have discussed the early history of the city & moved on to the period of Roman rule. I have shown you photos of some of the ancient themed jewelry I have handmade that features the Hercules & Zeus coin as well...

October 8, 2016

Recently, I started shooting videos of my handmade jewelry creations. It surely is time-consuming & somewhat challenging to shoot and edit videos but once you get the hang of it the results are definitely worth it.

Jewelry, especially handmade products like mine that re...

September 30, 2016

In Part 1 of the blog on the ancient city of Ephesus I have discussed the early history of the city & shown you photos of some of the ancient themed jewelry I have handmade that features the Hercules & Zeus coin. In part 2 I will discuss the tale Ephesus following its...

September 18, 2016

Queen Nefertiti is a fascinating figure in history. This blog features the story of an ancient shipwreck that gave us Nefertiti's golden scarab with her insignia.

September 5, 2016

Ephesus is an ancient city in Anatolia located in present day Turkey about 2 miles southwest of a picturesque town called Selcuk near the city of Izmir. This known history of this site date backs as far as 6000 BC. And in terms of size nothing compares to Ephesus, whic...

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