Lead Designer for Metalsmiths Sterling Designs Accessories for International Titan of Industry


Contact: Peter K.

Edmonton, AB - Metalsmiths lead designer is expanding the company’s custom stronghold by designing personalized collar stays for a variety of prominent international clients including commodity traders for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to Saudi Royalty. Additionally, as a result of the high demand for such men’s accessories, he has expanded the company’s collection of cufflinks, which he currently designs exclusively for clients of trendy boutique hotels such as the Hudson NYC and the Clift San Francisco.

The Vanderbilts and Henry Ford were known to wear Personalized 24k gold collar stays. Although a fairly new item for the everyday man, they have been a staple among the rich and famous for years. Metalsmiths has been making them for exclusive clients across North America and Europe for the past 6 years. “We simply use a client’s plastic, brass, or nylon collar stays from their favorite shirts. We then remake them by hand in Sterling Silver, 10k to 24k Gold, or Platinum, “says Peter Konidas, spokesman and designer for Metalsmiths. Names are engraved on one side, and a special message of importance on the other. Messages like: "success always", "The best is yet to come!", "$10,000,000 & just the beginning", "I love you,” “Failure is Not an Option”, "Good health, and prosperity", "Perseverance", "Never Give Up", “They said I couldn’t”. “These are super hot for us, “says Konidas, “we have a turnaround time of 8 weeks, because of the high demand.” This product is the best kept secret among the super affluent, and will now be available for all via custom order. Prices start at $245 for sterling silver. Customers interested in ordering should contact us.

As men’s style has come into the foreground of fashion, designers have been forced to expand their collections to keep up with market demand. Men’s accessories are no different. Due to the influx of French cuffed shirts into the market, Metalsmiths has expanded their collection of cufflinks to include designs that are hand enameled, to stainless steel with Carbon Fiber. In the past, Metalsmiths has designed cufflinks for Ian Schrager’s Morgans Hotel Group, which owns trendy five star hotels in the US and abroad. Priced from $48 you won’t find a more comprehensive collection anywhere.

Metalsmiths Accessories is a Canadian chain of 40 stores that specializes in high quality sterling silver jewelry and accessories. Metalsmiths lead designer was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s commerce faculty, who later went on to receive his masters in Gemology and jewelry manufacturing from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Santa Monica, CA. While at GIA, he had the distinct honor of working on the League of Honor medallion for the famed Nicholas Oppenheimer of DeBeers. He has been featured in numerous magazines including Modern Jeweler, Lapidary Journal, National Jeweler (USA), Gems and Gemology Magazine, JCK Magazine, Edmontonians and the Loupe Los Angeles. His work has been featured in several upscale galleries across the US including Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and Austin, TX. He joined Metalsmiths upon its inception in 1998 where he was given the freedom to use his creativity and love of gems and jewelry to design and oversee their product line. He most enjoys interpreting couture fashion pieces and creating them into luxurious items that are affordable for all of Metalsmiths customers.

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