Handmade Jewelry in Santorini by Alexandros Rogavopoulos

“The most demanding stage in the making of a piece is the handling of the stone; exceptional care is needed in cutting it, placing it and even pinning it.”


Alexandros Rogavopoulos has been a goldsmith his entire life. He began designing jewelry at the age of 15, and it’s easy to see a common thread – the concept of classical beauty – in his designs and collections over the years.

He divides his time between his workshop in Athens and his two shops in Fira and Oia, both named Alexandros. He also travels abroad every year, primarily to the United States, in order to draw inspiration from modern trends and refresh his creative spirit.

Every piece that Alexandros creates requires time and reflection. Using 18 and 22 karat gold which he obtains from Switzerland and from well-respected sources in Greece, he creates intricate designs with Greek and Byzantine motifs for his signature line.

He begins working in his workshop in November and, by March, the collection has taken shape. Lustrous yellow gold, white diamonds and glittering precious stones, including emeralds, sapphires and rubies, provide the raw material for his creations.

Often, Alexandros will place a diamond at the base of a design and use other precious stones as embellishments. “The most demanding stage in the making of a piece is the handling of the stone; exceptional care is needed in cutting it, placing it and even pinning it,” he admits with a humility that belies his many years of experience.

His handmade creations, reminiscent of earlier eras, evoke a gentle sense of nostalgia. Classic collections by Alexandros are available at his two shops on Santorini; they are, one might argue, pieces fit for a museum, as they will never be reproduced.

Thanks to partnerships with Italian companies, he also offers a carefully curated selection of modern jewelry from other makers, with pieces for all ages. Over the years, he has succeeded in building a list of faithful international clients who love the style and trust the quality of Alexandros.

For more information visit the Alexandros Jewelry website.

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