For the past 38 years Katerina Roukouna is involved with the design and the manufacture of handmade jewels. She has taken part in handmade jewel exhibitions at the TIF (Thessaloniki International Fair), exhibitions in large trade fairs in Athens. She has also exhibited in Spain, in the context of the European Women Entrepreneurship, with creations inspired by the Greek tradition. In 1982, she took part in a small creators collective exhibition by EOMMEX (Hellenic Organization for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises & Handicraft) where she was awarded for her designs. Her jewels are also available in stores in the Greek islands and in Cyprus. She often travels abroad, visiting European museums and exhibitions.
Katerina has studied the art of jewelry and gemmology. She acquired her gemmology bachelor's degree in 1987, by the Gemological Association of Great Britain. She has also participated in seminars on the evaluation of precious stones (pearls, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, opals, topazes, corals, ambers, tourmalines etc.) at A. Rϋppenthal’s workshop in Idar Oberstein, Germany. She studied the ways of authentication, evaluation and separation of genuine and reconstructed synthetic and imitated gemstones. She also taught gemmology in a EU programme promoting new professions. The metals she uses in her work are exclusively silver and gold.
The magical world that Katerina is dreaming of is apparent in the jewels that she creates. What she is seeking is to offer to the people who wear her jewels the energy of love and the joy that she herself feels when she creates them.
Katerina Roukouna opened her store in 1982, at a very young age, at Zografou district in Athens. She is a member of the Athens Commerce and Industry Chamber. For the past 25 years she holds her workshop and store in 8, Georgiou Zografou Str., in Athens, Greece.