The sea flows with color and energy, influencing the rhythm of life. The pristine coastlines of the Mediterranean have inspired artists for centuries. Masters like Matisse were drawn tot he distinct colors, movement and light. Here, it’s the life underneath the surface that inspired this unique collection. With vibrant colors and fluid designs, Foglia di Mare pieces are wearable art as beautiful, as individual as the women that wear them.
The sun shines inspiration on the music, art and passion of the Neapolitan culture and so it serves as the inspiration for this collection; capturing the effect of beaming rays in varying lengths and finishes. The pieces radiate with the energy of O Sole Mio (my sun) in timeless jewelry designs.
An icon of femininity, the fan symbolizes grace and movement, elegance and mystery. Dating back to 400 BC, the fan is one of the oldest women’s accessories and a classic with the women of Italy. The delicate lines and movement of the fan’s shape translate beautifully into stylish, modern jewelry.
INSPIRED BY THE MYTHOLOGY, HISTORY AND TERRAIN OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, MISENO JEWELRY IS A MODERN DAY COLLECTION OF FEMININE, FASHION-FORWARD JEWELRY. BRAND FOUNDER, ANTONIO CARDAMURO, WHOSE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE INCLUDES TIME SPENT AT JEWELRY HOUSES BULGARI, BEDAT AND BUCCELLATI, SOUGHT TO FULFILL HIS PERSONAL PASSION FOR JEWELRY WHILE PAYING TRIBUTE TO HIS HERITAGE AND UPBRINGING IN MISENO, ITALY. IN HOMAGE TO THE TOWN’S STORIED PAST, AN UNDENIABLY NEPTUNIAN INFLUENCE PERMEATES THE COLLECTION; MISENO’S NAME COMES FROM THE MYTHICAL TRUMPETER MISENUS WHO FAMOUSLY LOST A MUSICAL BATTLE TO THE SEA GOD TRITON. A DISTINCTLY ROMAN INFLUENCE FLOWS ALONGSIDE THE COASTAL THEME, AS THE CITY SERVED AS THE LARGEST BASE FOR THE ROMAN NAVY AND HAD A CLOSE PROXIMITY TO IMPORTANT ROMAN CITIES. IN FACT, THE ANCIENT ROMAN ARCH, ARCO FELICE, THE GATEWAY TO THE CITY OF MISENO, IS THE EMBLEM FOR THE BRAND. THE ROMANS BELIEVED THAT UPON ENTERING THE CITY THROUGH THIS ARCH, ONE WOULD FIND LOVE AND HAPPINESS. WITH SUCH A RICH HISTORY AND LANDSCAPE TO DRAW FROM, ANTONIO’S CREATIVE VISION BEGAN TO TAKE SHAPE. THE RESULTING COLLECTION OF FINE, 18K GOLD, HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY IS A THOROUGHLY MODERN AND FRESH INTERPRETATION OF THE LUSH ROMANCE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN. CRAFTED ENTIRELY IN ITALY, THE DESIGNS ARE CONCEIVED AND SKETCHED BY ANTONIO HIMSELF BEFORE A SKILLED TEAM OF DESIGNERS TRANSLATES HIS MUSINGS. THE RESULTING FINISHED GOLD PIECES, MANY COMPLETE WITH DIAMOND, PEARL AND SEMI-PRECIOUS GEMSTONE EMBELLISHMENTS, BEAUTIFULLY CAPTURE THE INFLUENCES OF THE SEA AND OTHER ELEMENTS OF NATURE.