Mariella Pilato at Twilight Gallery

mariella-pilato076Kim Merritt of Gritty Jewelry (and our bestie, on-site jewelry designer), went to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show last month and was tease-texting  the intersting work she was seeing in the hot desert heat (SO JEALOUS) . One stand out was Mariella Pilato, an Italian born, Bali livin', artist and jewelry designer. Cards were exchanged and Mariella came to the gallery for a show and tell on her twice yearly road trip in the states. What was meant to be a brief meet and greet turned into an 8 hour affair with wine, suitcases full of jewelry, dress up and making a new and lovely friend. Can I tell you what a gorgeous person this is, inside and out? We are SO going to Bali. Mariella Pialto's new collection is informed by her cultural heritage - born and raised in Sorrento - with it's great myths, the mediterranean sea and the legends of  homeric  s/heroes.....then gravitating to Bali, another magical place, rich in history and ancient arts.  Her work is joyful mixed with modernity and originality, created with precious metals and stones. Check her out here....

Thank you Stasia Burrington for modeling all damn day. You're so pretty.