Steven Mazza is a fifth-generation jeweler whose family has been crafting fine pieces of jewelry since the 1840s in a small town near Naples, Italy. It started with coral and conch shells for camoes, which they harvested, then hand-carved, but are now recognized for their use of color gemstones.
“Everything we do is nature inspired” said Mazza, who will visit Lily & Co. Jewelers Nov. 2-4 for the popular Fall Fest Show. “We try to keep things in their natural state for very colorful jewelry a woman can wear to express her individual personality.”
“We are pleased to host Steve Mazza, who is back by popular demand” said Lily & Co. Owners Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell. “It will be an exceptional start to the season with a sneak peek at the latest fall styles in time for the holidays.”
Mazza designs are inspired by architecture or the element itself, such as shells or pearls, to create fashionable pieces. “They are certainly wearable, enduring designs women will enjoy for years and years to come,” said Mazza.
So pieces are not trendy to the point of in one season and out the next, Mazza focuses on color. A few years ago, wood was introduced to the line – ebony, rosewood and zebra wood – to make something unexpected in jewelry.
Steven Mazza has also long known the beauty of natural shells like the ones strewn on the beaches of Sanibel. They are always incorporated into his collections. “It crosses demographics, from young to old, in the same way people are drawn to the sea,” he said.
Mazza’s distinguished pieces are hand-crafted in New York, which allows the family-run business to have a close relationship in the creation of each inspiring piece of jewelry. “It is just one way Mazza sets itself apart,” said Schuyler.
The Fall Fest Show will offer a sneak peek at the latest Mazza collection. Dazzle family and friends this season with a hand-crafted gift by The Mazza Company – reminiscent of Sanibel Island. Champagne and hors d’oeuvre will be served at the show, too.