Real, HANDCRAFTED jewellery
Our Team & Philosophy
First, a few words about us, the Leontiadi sisters:
Alexia Leontiadi is the creative spirit behind the handcrafted collections. Having completed jewellery design and costruction studies in Athens – at Mokume college of silver and goldsmithing – and in Kent/UK at the Institude of Art and Design Rochester, she has managed to combine the spirit of ancient Greek jewellery design with the influence of the Western European linear shapes.
Stephania Leontiadi is the marketing brain behind the Leontiadi brand with studies of marketing communications in Passau/Germany and Bournemouth/UK.
The most inspiring members of our team, though are our little three jewels : Ronnie, Suki – the dogs – and Luxy – the cat.
Joy and unconditional love are an endless source of inspiration.
And here are a few words about our philosophy:
Nature and culture might be our main source of inspiration, but most of all we are driven by the constant search of beauty, and happiness*, which, we believe, can be found everywhere.
We also believe that every woman is beautiful.
In an attempt to highlight every woman’s beauty, we have chosen each of our designs carefully, in order to cover all kinds of taste and to reveal all kinds of beauty.
Our designs are also unhurried.
In a world, which is rapidly changing, speed exceeds human limits and creativity is being hit. There is actually no time for new, fresh ideas, there is no time for inspiration.
For us, what we consume should be appreciated.
Take your time. Think.
Buy it, wear it, keep it. Forever.
Jewellery is a piece of yourself.
It becomes part of your body, as, a necklace is close to your heart, earrings are close to your mind, a ring is on your hand, you move with it, you sleep with it, you love with it, you live it.
Therefore we insist on handcrafted jewellery because it is alive, it is real.
For our designs we use traditional techniques, which haven’t changed in hundreds of years, therefore we like pieces to look a bit raw and to show real signs of being handcrafted. Each piece is made according to the 18th artisan technique of crafting design in wax, before transforming it into gold or silver.
And we love stones. Natural, precious and semiprecious . Real.
For real, handcrafted jewellery.
Welcome to our world.
Welcome to Leontiadi.
* “Finding beauty in normal activities can bring deep happiness to life”, or otherwise, “Beauty is the promise of Happiness”,according to studies i.e. “The Architecture of Happiness” by Alain de Botton
“Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art” by Alexander Nehamas