Steven Mazza, a fifth-generation jeweler, will return to Sanibel for the popular Spring Trunk Show from April 13-15 at Lily & Co. Jewelers, 520 Tarpon Bay Rd. Guests will enjoy a waterfall of colorful, hand-crafted pieces while two well-trained Labradors, Gracie and Angel, stroll the store for head pats.
“We are pleased to host Steven and the Mazza Spring Trunk Show,” says Dan Schuyler, who owns Lily & Co. with Realtor Karen Bell. “Pieces by Mazza are always inspired by nature, or nature derived, whether it be from coral, shells, or pearl, or by creating design from a natural architectural element such as a shell’s shape.”
Steven Mazza has long known the beauty of natural shells like the ones strewn on the beaches of Sanibel. They are often incorporated into his collections. “It crosses demographics, from young to old, in the same way people are drawn to the sea,” he says. Mazza places a focus on color, as well, so pieces are not trendy to point of in one season and out the next.
“A few years ago, we introduced wood to the line – ebony, rosewood and zebra wood – to make something unexpected in jewelry,” says Mazza. “We strive to keep things in their natural state for very colorful jewelry a woman can wear to express her individual personality.”
The Mazza family’s legacy in the jewelry industry dates back nearly two centuries with coral and conch shells, which they harvested and hand carved in a small town near Naples, Italy. Founder Louis Mazza left Europe at the turn of the century to import gems and Mazza carvings to the U.S. In the 1940s and 1950s, his four sons joined him as the business grew.
Today, third son William is joined by his three sons, including Steven. The Mazza Company continues to broaden its designs while holding fast to the tradition of the Italian masters. “They certainly create wearable, enduring designs women will enjoy for years and years to come,” says Bell.
Mazza pieces will make themselves known at the Spring Trunk Show, when these stunning creations will command attention.