"I was born and raised in the countryside outside of Milan, trained as a gemologist and worked as a creative lead with manufacturers of fine contemporary gold jewelry. Most recently I deal in antique jewelry, placing period pieces in the international jewelry trade as well with private clients. My European education in the classical tradition of arts, humanities, literature and design informs my many creative endeavors. My passion in jewelry is from new to old, fine to more fashion-oriented, but most of all I love the beauty of creativity and the excellence in design. From sophisticated and ornate to simple and whimsical, I love them all. I draw inspiration from the beauty in every day life, working with woods, sea shells, precious stones and exotic skins."