Alexandros Nikolaidis, born in 1971 in Athens, son and grandson of diamond setters and jewellers, had his first contact with jewellery at the age of thirteen, initially through engraving and later diamond setting, which he practiced until the age of 31. Having briefly worked in Cyprus and the United Kingdom, he finally settled on the Greek island of Paros, where his work helped him develop his interest in modern art. In 2014, he started his journey as a jewellery maker, integrating his work experience with his art.
In 2019, in collaboration with Manos Koutsofios, they created COUNICS.
COUNICS is a collection capturing the intense landscape of the Cyclades, the simple lines of the islands’ architecture and the forms of the traditional boats in the shipyards. He combined traditional goldsmithing with modern jewellery-making techniques, looking for harmonious mountings between very different materials such as metals and exotic woods.
What defines your style?
The landscape of Cyclades!
What are your most commonly used materials?
Silver, precious stones and ebony.