Price Range: Accessories starting at $100
Maria Ruggieri’s personal 20 years-plus jewelry making experience is steeped in the rich history of her hometown of Providence , Rhode Island, the once “Jewelry capitol of the World”. She is heavily influenced by the Golden Age of costume jewelry, from the late 1930’s to the mid 1950’s and incorporates traditional, bijoux de costume techniques to her designs, which includes torch soldering, stone setting, and silk knotting. After manufacturing for private labels clients such as Ann Taylor, Guess, The Limited and Anne Klein Accessories, the need to re-focus on “Made in America” products led her to the business of luxury occasion wear jewelry.
The entire jewelry-making process, from design to creation to full-scale production, is produced domestically with the majority of it done in-house at Maria’s design studio based in Providence’s historical jewelry district. Maria holds a BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and has a passion for collecting unique items from vintage jewelry finds to poster art from the 1940’s to her large collection of mid-century vases.
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