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My works are actually wearable sculptures in a new aesthetic. While I am comfortable with traditional styles and materials, I love to break rules. My creativity is, perhaps, most exciting, most mysterious when I am using, but also departing from, the traditional to make amazing leaps into something totally new.
I believe it is these “leaps” that give my work its fascination and power. My pieces can be charming, even whimsical. But whatever other qualities they exhibit, they are always original, unique, elegant, and timeless.
I work in traditional materials- the 18 carat golds, platinum, silver, with or without precious and semi-precious stones. But I also love to work with such nontraditional materials as steel, carbon fiber, wood, acrylics, and I am always discovering new materials to explore. Some of my most exciting pieces combine the traditional materials with the nontraditional ones.

I was born in Rome, Italy and have been making jewelry for thirty years. After finishing Artistic Lyceum where I specialized in Industrial Design and Jewelry, I began my eight-year apprenticeship in Professor Mario Turrini's goldsmith studio in Rome. My teaching career has included appointments at schools and academies in Italy, including the TARI Foundation of Naples. My interest in all aspects of art in many media as well as my view of jewelry-making in nontraditional ways led me to collaborate with artists from different areas, including the late sculptor Ugo Sartoris, the theater director Marcello Sambati, and the audiovisual artist Marco Ariano, all of Rome. My work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions in Turin, Rome, Antwerp, Bahrein, Moscow, and New York. I have won awards in both Italy and the United States, including the Swarovski Award from the Saul Bell Design Competition, and several from the American Vision Award Jewelry Design Competitions. I am a member of the American Craft Council and the Society of North American Goldsmiths. I live currently on Sanibel Island, Florida, where I have set up my studio.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.