Mario Buzzanca Pearl Jewelry
Of all the jewels bestowed by sea, the most expensive is probably the pearl. According to ancient scientific data, pearls are solidified tears of people of divine origin. In the time of Homer, the pearl was thought to be tears of the sea goddess – Nereid, and when they stopped believing in Nereid, pearl was seen as the tears of angels. Italian jewelry designer Mario Buzzanca Gioielli was destined to become a jeweler. He was born into the family of jewelry masters in the Italian city of Palermo. Since childhood, surrounded by the glitter of precious metal and stones, the boy was interested in the process of making jewelry. Love for pearl led him to Japan, where he studied gemstones and craftsmanship.
The desire to set up his own company and create his own jewelry line appeared after years of research and apprenticeship in Japan. By now Mario Buzzanca, with more than 30 years of experience in diamonds and pearls, enjoys international recognition with his exquisitely designed south sea pearl jewelry, represented by Thailand-based company Mario Buzzanca Gioielli Co Ltd.
Mario Buzzanca takes inspiration from marine life, fauna and flora of Thailand, China, India, Japan. In his jewelry collection – White Elephants of Thailand, the Giant Pandas of China, Seahorses of the South Sea. The central place in his original jewelry is given to pearl. The master also uses the finest materials – 18-karat rose gold, white, black and various shades diamonds, sapphires and rubies.
“Each pearl is a unique piece by itself. Each piece can never be reproduced exactly. In any case, where’s the fun in doing the same thing twice, it’s always got to be a little different!”, says Italian jeweler Mario Buzzanca.