Designer Gold Jewellery By Maria De Toni
Maria De Toni occupies a very particular corner of the Expressions Des Bijoux world, with her jewellery collection of uniquely personal, ornate, finely-sculpted and ultra-feminine designs. With Maria’s work, you are always buying into the vision of a designer with a very particular and singular eye.
Maria’s work is mostly in gold (sometimes engraved with incredibly fine detail) and is a celebration of the power of the curve, with a wonderful range of rich-hued precious and semi-precious stones, including amethysts, peridots, citrines, topaz, iolite, rhodite and turquoise, nestling between the undulating and fantastical lines of the 14 carat gold settings. Many of her designer jewellery pieces also bear her signature motif, a small clasp in the shape of a butterfly.
The designs of Maria Loretta De Toni possess a distinctly enigmatic quality, partly based on her passionate believe in the cultural fusion of East and West. An idealist, Maria believes that the exchange of ideas in art, culture and fashion can positively influence communities throughout the world.
Maria De Toni is based in Vicenza in Italy, where artists and craftsman have been creating unique pieces of jewellery for centuries. She is proud to be keeping these traditions very much alive.
Her design influences often come from buildings and include architectural references to landmarks such as the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and distinctive gothic elements of the crown of the Basilica di Santa Maria di Monte Berico in Vicenza.
She sums up her design work as the creation of ‘innovative products with a soul’.
To wear Maria De Toni is to share a little bit of that vision and soul….