Since first bringing an innovative jewelry concept to New York City in the Spring of 2001, Roberto Faraone Mennella and Amedeo Scognamiglio have been charming the luxury jewelry world many times over. Fresh, contemporary, and unconditioned designs have brought this award-winning Italian design duo into the forefront of refined craftsmanship. Inspired by a classical Italian heritage cherished and stimulating to their creative genius, Mennella and Scognamiglio have shown everyday jewelry wearers the importance and of making a bold statement while embracing classic, timeless exuberance with a twist.
Marissa Collections (MC): What originally inspired you to design jewelry?
Faraone Mennella (FM): My Grandmother's jewelry, full of 1950's and 60's coral cabochon.
MC: What is the biggest milestone or proudest moment in your career so far?
FM: Seeing women on the street wearing my jewelry.
MC: Where is your favorite place in the world and why?
FM: Greece...freedom, youth, flavor!
MC: How do you feel about Marissa Collections as a home for your collection?
FM: Chic, unique and exclusive, like a Parisian salon in the 1950's.
MC: What personal piece of jewelry is most special to you?
FM: The Bullet bracelet.
MC: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
FM: A beach in Greece.
MC: What is your favorite journey?
FM: From Florence to Siena
MC: Which talent would you most like to have?
FM: To sing.
MC: What is your most treasured possession?
FM: My Father's watch.
MC: Who are your heroes?
FM: Professor Yamamoto.
MC: What is your motto?
FM: Nothing is impossible.
MC: What is your favorite stone?