Inspirational Women – Maria Ruggieri

1619_1057287239340_3216_nTi Adoro owner and designer Maria Ruggieri has a passion for “transforming beautiful women into exquisite ones.” From earrings and necklaces to hair accessories, cuffs and sashes, Ti Adoro Jewelry’s bridal collection makes lavish use of vintage stones and Swarovski™ pearls and crystals. From being exclusively featured on the runways of London and Milan, a featured guest artist at Kleinfeld Bridal based in New York City and in Toronto and best known for its role on the hit TLC Show, “Say Yes To The Dress”, to proudly having her collection sold in top bridal salons worldwide, Ti Adoro Jewelry is no new comer to the industry.

Whether vintage-inspired, modern or glamorous, my designs are alluring but modest, tasteful but sexy. I understand the importance of creating accessories that enhance, not over shadow the bride or the gown. Remember it is her special day.” Says Maria.

Maria’s personal 20 years plus jewelry making experience is steeped in the rich history of her hometown of Providence , Rhode Island, the once “Jewelry capitol of the World”. She is heavily influenced by the Golden Age of costume jewelry, from the late 1930s to the mid 1950’s and incorporates traditional, bijoux de costume techniques to her designs, which includes torch soldering, stone setting, and silk knotting. After manufacturing for private labels clients such as Ann Taylor, Guess, The Limited and Anne Klein Accessories, the need to re-focus on “Made in America” products led her to the business of luxury occasion wear jewelry. The entire jewelry-making process, from design to creation to full-scale production, is produced domestically with the majority of it done in-house at Maria’s design studio based in Providence’s historical jewelry district. Maria holds a BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and has a passion for collecting unique items from vintage jewelry finds to poster art from the 1940’s to her large collection of mid-century vases.  Maria also gives back by contributing her time as an Advisor for The Natasha Love Foundation, for non-violence.

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