EFR Exclusive interview with Jewelry Designer Stephanie Kantis

By: Farrah Estrella

Jewelry Designer Stephanie Kantis

Interior designer turned jewelry designer Stephanie Kantis
has a big passion for jewelry and you can see that in the way she wears her own
pieces and in the way she speaks to people about it, you can hear the passion
in her voice.

Her versatile pieces have been a huge hit with her clients
since she launched her line almost 3 years ago. They can be worn in many
different ways allowing you to create many different looks. All you need to do is
get her 3 basic pieces: A chain necklace, a chain bracelet and a pendant. The
pieces are interchangeable and it is the easiest way to start your Stephanie
Kantis Jewelry Collection.

We caught up with Stephanie during her Trunk Show at Neiman
Marcus in Tampa and we asked her a few question about her jewelry line:

EFR-Tell
us about the jewelry collection that we are seeing today?
SK-
This
is the Cosmos collection, I call it that, it is a color story really. Everything
is gold with precious stones in different colors. It’s very Zen, feel good jewelry. Women tell me that they feel elegant,
current, rich and sexy when they wear it.

EFR- In
addition to being a jewelry designer you are also an interior designer, how has
that help you in creating jewelry?
SK-
I
am so inspired by Art from all over the world. As an interior designer I studied
art and architecture. I like creating an environment for women to put themselves
in. The fact that women want to wear something that I created is a great
compliment to me.

EFR-Your
jewelry is mostly made of bronze dipped in 24kt gold, what made you decide to
do that?
SK-
When
I first got the idea of taking something artful and making it into jewelry I wanted
to find a way to create a quality piece with beautiful materials that everyone could
enjoy. If I were to make those pieces in solid gold they will be too expensive
to create and very heavy to wear and that’s how that came about. I adore the
richness of gold, it is very elegant.
I also want to tell you that we recently launched our silver
collection as well and is doing very well.

EFR-What
advice would you give to any young jewelry designers that are starting out?
SK-
First
of all I would say go with your gut, don’t be a copycat and copy anyone. If you
want to design them design, make something new and different. Combine your
interest with your work. For example, If you like nature or architecture then
incorporate that in your jewelry; incorporate the things that you like.
Personally I love the Earth, stones, history, people, cultures and you can see
the influence in my work. My pieces are inspired by different royal eras such
as the Spanish, England and Italy eras and cultures like the Aztec, Greek, etc..

EFR-We
always like to end our interviews with some words of wisdom or favorite quote,
what is yours?
“It is never too late to change your style”-Stephanie Kantis.

For more information about Stephanie Kantis Jewelry visit
her website at www.Stephaniekantis.com.

You can also purchase her jewelry at your local Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus
stores as well as online.

Jewelry Designer Stephanie Kantis being interviewed by Fashion Blogger
Farrah Estrella at Neiman Marcus Tampa

Stephanie Kantis Jewelry

Stephanie Kantis Jewelry

By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A native of the Dominican Republic, she was a previous writer for Examiner.com and has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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