Hellenic Gold workshop
has existed for a century in the area of manufacturing jewelry
and has been proven to create masterpieces. Jewelry that is
designed to reflect your own personality. Jewelry that is created
to express your very personal style.
OF KETSETSOGLOU FAMILY:
Stamatis '40 years old and Gabriel '45
years old, are two brothers and are occupied in the manufacture
of Jewelry. Their art was passed on from their farther who learnt
it from his father.
The roots of the family Ketsetzoglou
are from Constantinople but they have lived in Athens since
1974. The two brothers are highly trained traditional
craftsmen working in the family business established in Constantinople
100 years ago.
The creation of Jewelry has bewitched
us, so in 1980 we created our own workshop in Athens,
there increasing our production in Greece and abroad.
None of our pieces are mass produced, we do not buy
wholesale but make each item by hand in our own workshop.
"Hellenic Gold - Ketsetsoglou"
can be found in the heart of Athens, just behind the
Old Parliament in Voulis st, 5.
Our experience offers
a guaranteed quality.
||For every piece
manufactured either standardized or crafted, pure 22c
and 18c, gold and choice of the best precious stones
Our main concern, always remains,
to ideally combine the tradition of classic with the
perfection of technology.
of making Jewelry:
we have chosen the carat we wish to make the item of
Jewelry we proceed as follows. We melt the gold in a
cone with propane and oxygen at a temperature of 900°
to 1200° to became liquefied.
||Stamatis and Gabriel
in their traditional workshop.
None of their pieces
are mass produced, they do not buy wholesale but make
each item by hand in their own work shop. Depending
on the jewelry they want to create they put the liquid
in a mould.
||Next they use
a cylinder to make the thickness of the type of Jewelry
they wish to create either in the form of a plaque or
is using the traditional family cylinder, brought over
from Constantinople, to give it the form he desires
and then he forms holes to place the stones
||Next they work
on a bench and give the gold a round or square shape.
At this stage they place stones if the customer requires
Next they polish the items of
Jewelry to give a matt, shiny or forged finish. Below
Stamatis Ketsetsoglou is using the machine to polish an item.
The Jewelry is ready to be sold.
The gold comes out of the
earth in element form. In Greece mainly 14, 18 and 22
carats is manufactured depending on the jewelry we want
The manufacture of Gold starts
from 24 carat (pure gold)
to the grade we wish. In the grading we use mainly
silver and copper,
in the case of white gold
we use palladium and
silver. The earth gives
us another element - Platinum.
|| It is an
intact element with unique value. Platinum has no relation
to white gold. Most people confuse Platinum
and White Gold as the same
element. Wrong, Platinum has 3 times more value and
demands a special procedure and for this it is more
valuable than White Gold.
||Today from the
EU, carats are translated to degrees of content
depending on the amount of gold we use in the jewelry.
In other words K-14 is registered with the mark
585 , K-18 is registered with the mark 750, K-22
is registered with the mark 916,
is inspired by the art and architecture of prehistoric
classical Greece, up to the Byzantine era. Jewelry that
is designed to reflect your own personality.
||Jewelry that is
created to express your very personal style. These photos
are taken with my own camera and do not reflect the
real quality of their items.