MARIA DE TONI: A NEW MADE IN ITALY RENAISSANCE
Maria Loretta De Toni, founder and Chairman of the company Maria De Toni Srl, based in Sandrigo in the heart of the Vicenza district, has demonstrated an unshakable commitment to relaunching the identity of Italian gold smithery and craftsmanship.
As a jewellery stylist and curator of gold smithery exhibitions, together with her international team of professionals and academics she focuses on spreading integrated economy projects which positively influence markets. Her innovative jewellery "with a soul" is inspired by different cultures, featuring decorative elements which reflect a profound bond with art and nature. The aim is to create an economic-cultural Renaissance between East and West, for peace without borders.
Maria De Toni's mission has been concretely applied in international gold smithery culture competitions, in the creation of "Jewellery for Peace" for UNESCO in 2000, in the 2004 book and exhibition "Le Vie dell'Oro - Vicenza, Venezia La Serenissima e l'Oriente (1404-2004)"® (The Routes of Gold – Vicenza, Venice The Serenissima and the Orient) and in the jewellery piece “Palladio e l’Oriente” from 2008.
Maria De Toni is also an activist for an "Integrated Economy for the Relaunch of Made in Italy®”, as creator of the exhibition guide for "Il Lusso con l'Occhio dell'Oriente (1000-2000)”® (Luxury through an Oriental Eye), conferences on the relaunch of Made in Italy gold smithery identity throughout the world, in Rome, Palermo and Dubai in 2011, as well as the 2016 exhibition with Fiera di Vicenza. Grounded in consolidated gold smithery tradition, her jewellery in 18kt gold draws inspiration from artisan and artistic cultures of different countries and traditions and is characterised by exclusive hand finishings, embellished by semi-precious stones.
Maria De Toni presents her new collection on the occasion of Mother's Day: a trilogy of jewellery pieces inspired by a mother's eternal love, represented by the candour of white pearl, symbol of love and purity since the Italian Renaissance.
The necklace, the pendant and the slave bracelet with hand crafted details constitute a precious tribute to a mother's love and devotion.