Steven Mazza will display his dazzling ocean-inspired jewelry at a spring trunk show on Sanibel on April 2 and 3.
Mazza is well-known for designs that incorporate the ocean, seashells, pearls and other natural elements. The Mazza family’s involvement with the jewelry industry dates back almost two centuries in a small town just south of Naples, Italy, called Torre del Greco. Starting in the 1840s, the family worked with coral and conch shells for cameos, which they harvested and hand carved in Italy.
“Steven is intimately familiar with Sanibel and our seashell-covered beaches, so his designs are perfectly suited for our island lifestyle,” says Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Co. Jewelers with Realtor Karen Bell.
The spring trunk show on Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3, is open to the public at Lily & Co. Jewelry’s store at 520 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit LilyJewelers.com or call 239-472-2888.
At the turn of the century Louis Mazza left Europe to import gems and Mazza carvings to the United States. In the years from 1950 to 1960 his four sons joined the business as it expanded. The third son, William, worked closely with the major designers, honing his own creative skills, and in 1970 produced his first collection for I. Magnum & Co. and Bergdorf Goodman under the Mazza name.
Today William is joined by his three sons William, Jeffrey and Steven who continue to practice the fine jewelry techniques passed from generation to generation. The Mazza Company continues to create their unique collections using hand carved gemstones and other special gems in the family tradition. The Mazza Company, the formerly unknown supplier of gemstones for many famous jewelry houses, has now emerged as a leading creator of 14-karat and 18-karat fine fashion jewelry.
The collection is represented in the finest independent stores throughout the nation. International distribution spans from Mexico to Canada and the Caribbean. The Mazza Company continues to broaden its designs with its newest collections which all reflect Mazza’s commitment to contemporary design while holding fast to the tradition of the Italian masters.
About Lily & Co. Jewelers
Lily & Co. Jewelers is Sanibel Island’s only jewelry gallery, specializing in unique hand-crafted jewelry, fine art from local artists, engraving services, jewelry and watch repair, bead and pearl re-stringing, pewter and hollowware repair and appraisal services. The store is located at 520 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit LilyJewelers.com or call 239-472-2888.