Meet the Artisan
Gina may be American but she found her heart in Greece. Over forty years ago, on a trip to the island of Crete to meet family that lived there, she met, fell in love and married a local with whom she opened a shop for tourists. In the space of four years, Gina’s three daughters came along. As the girls grew, Gina found herself increasingly fascinated by the unique leather ceramic jewelry style she saw around her. She and the girls would take apart the jewelry after purchasing to make different pieces in this style. Although Gina and her family have since moved back to the states and the girls are now grown, she and her husband continue pursuing their love of authentic Greek jewelry making. They import many of their supplies from Greece to share a small piece of the place they love with others.