Windsor Jewelers: Inspiration From Around the World

There’s nothing quite like a bit of that Windsor Jewelers magic when it comes to starting – or enhancing – your fine jewelry collection. With a rich history of tradition and timeless excellence known throughout North Carolina, Windsor Jewelers offers every type of precious gemstones and jewelry, and the finest customization available.

Classic, contemporary, and an artful variety of everything in between, Rob Simon has always been attracted to unique jewelry, bringing in new designers who will appeal to current customers, and undoubtedly attract new ones.  In addition to many beloved U.S. designers, Windsor Jewelers also carries lines from all over the world, boasting stunningly beautiful options for a variety of tastes. Here are some favorites!

Designer Elizabeth Locke has had a lifelong fascination with antique jewelry from the Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans. Every year, she goes on a world-wide quest for unusual antiquities that she turns into her latest piece of jewelry. Elizabeth is known for her luminous gemstones and Venetian Glass intaglios, which are all created in her signature 19k-yellow gold, and she hand picks every stone and personally designs every piece of jewelry herself. With two flagship stores – one in Boyce VA, and one in Manhattan – Elizabeth Locke is a woman-owned design firm with a bright business sense!

Ilias Lalaounis founded his line in Greece in the 1990s, and was inspired by the classical and Hellenistic art of his ancestors. Responsible for reviving forgotten jewelry techniques such as granulaton, filigree, hand-weaving, and hand-hammering, his jewelry is both intricate and labor intensive. Ilias believes in producing objects of beauty tied to the past, in his favorite rich 18- and 22-karat yellow gold. In 1998 he brought his four daughters to the helm of the company, aspiring to new heights of creativity. The sisters plan to make sure the Lalaouinis legacy will be passed on to future generations.

Konstantinos Siolas founded his company in Athens, Greece, in 1993, drawing his inspiration from his passion for ancient Greek history, music, and fine art. He employs experienced goldsmiths who specialize in cutting patterns into metal, offering delicate detail to his complex designs. Each piece of jewelry is created with hard work, love, and passion in 18k-yellow gold and sterling silver, as well as with matte stones of opal and mother-of-pearl. Konstantino strives to evolve his collections each season to reach current collectors and new customers of all ages.

Lauren K designs her jewelry collection entirely around personally hand-picked gemstones set in 18k-yellow gold, with delicate diamond micro pave. She loves distinctive gemstones with character and flaws, making each piece of her jewelry unique. With such an abundance of striking gems, her collection is feminine, edgy, and bohemian, and proudly created in New York City, where Lauren resides.

Other international favorites featured at Windsor Jewelers include Jochen Pohl of Germany, known for rare gemstones and precious metals; Damaso Martinze of Spain, designed to appeal to strong, modern women; Temple St. Clair – a beautiful mix of 18k-gold and colored gemstones; and Jude Frances, designer of brilliant cocktail rings and gold bangles with on-trend shapes and styles.

The Simon family has been joyfully celebrating traditions past and present since launching in 1986, having played a part in the lives of so many local families. Windsor Jewelers is honored to bring these talented designers – with their own nod to history – to both their North Carolina stores. Join them for an Elizabeth Locke Trunk Show December 7 at the Winston-Salem location, and a Lalaounis, Konstantino, & Lauren K Trunk Show October 28 in Charlotte, and October 29 in Winston-Salem.

Visit the Windsor Jewelers showroom at 526 South Stratford Road in Winston-Salem, 336-721-1768, or at their second location in Charlotte at Phillips Place, 704-556-7747. For more information, visit, like them on Facebook. and follow them on Instagram.


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