Rosario Merola a designer of Contemporary and Modern Jewelry, He designed Necklaces, Lava Necklaces, Phenolic Necklaces, Bracelets and Bangles, Rings, Earrings, Pendants and Cross Pendants, Cuff Links for Women. Necklace, Rings, Bracelets, Crucifix, Bangle, Cuff Links for Men, Engagement Rings, Wedding Band combine with Stainless Steel, Titanium, Gold, Pearls, LAVA from SICILY ETNA VOLCANO, Phenolic Spheres, Ebony and Cherry Wood, Plexiglass, Rubber, Onyx, Jade, Aluminum, Bronze, Diamonds, Coral and Gemstones. Also Rosario Merola Studio Unique Pieces or one of a Kind Designs. Quality, Design, Durability are the main features of Rosario Merola Jewelry Art Studio. Ability to integrate classical ideas into modern styles. He likes to create jewelry from unexpected combinations of precious and non-precious material in form well beyond traditional jewelry concepts. His works is Modern, Geometric, Contemporary, Minimalism, Architectural, Sculptural but simple in style and feeling. View all Alternative and Innovative Modern Jewelry in the Gallery Collection conceived and created in the Jewelry Art Studio located in San Francisco. All Rosario Merola's Jewelry is totally HANDMADE. Modern, Designer Jewelry, tarnish-free jewelry, Alternative Jewelry, Elegant Creations Italian Jewelry Designer, Jewellery, Unique Trendy, Cool, Vogue Fashion Jewelry Designers. joaillerie, elegant fine stainless steel jewelry, bijoux, bijouterie, bigiotteria, schmuck, juwelen, gioielleria, smykker, jewelry designer, jalokivikorut, korut, juweliers werk, juvelerarbejde, gioielli, klenoty, joyeria, joias, smycken. Gioielli Moderni in Acciaio, Oro, Pietre dure, Preziosi e Semipreziosi, Perle, Etna Lava, Titanium, Alluminio, Phenolic, Legno, Plexiglass by Rosario Merola Gioielli Moderni. Designed & Manufactured in San Francisco Rosario Merola Jewelry can be found at: Retailers Stores - Etsy or purchase via PayPal, safe and secure payments. All credit card accepted, United States Free Shipping.

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Growing up in Sicily, I was constantly struck by the rich colors and forms surrounding me. The triangular shape of the island for example, and many bright colors of the land and sea inspired my integration of these characteristic into many of my jewelry pieces.

After high school, I enrolled in a goldsmith course in Naples at the Scuola d’Arte Orafa Meridionale, where I met maestro Teresi, a professor of the art of jewelry. His work and techniques strongly influenced me, and after only eight months of school, I transferred to his private workshop, where I continued my studies as his apprentice for four extremely intense years. Since completing my studies, I have worked in Montoro, Caserta (Tari’), and Arezzo in Italy, Antwerp in Belgium and Philadelphia in USA.

In 2005, I became a member of the Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC). AGC is an organization active in Italy with the aim of promoting and giving value to jewelry as a form of art.

The artists Cepka and Buckminster Fuller have influenced my sense of design, as well as Dau, Pinton and Giampaolo Babetto, in their ability to integrate classical ideas into modern styles. I like to create jewelry from unexpected combinations of precious and non-precious material in forms well beyond traditional jewelry concepts. My work is contemporary, geometric and simple in style and feeling. I use high carat gold, silver, wood, aluminum and plexiglass. Recently, I have begun to integrate stainless steel, because of its strength and resemblance to white gold or platinum, with gemstone beads, because I love their various colors in my design. Now I live in San Francisco where I have my own studio. All of my pieces are made by hand.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2013 - 2015 Rosario Merola Jewelry Art Studio San Francisco.

2007 Rosario Merola Jewelry Art Studio opening in New York.

2005 Studio opening in Ann Arbor MI, USA.

2004 Merola Studio opening in Philadelphia, PA.

2003 Atelier of Roberto Pupo in Philadelphia.

2000 – 2002 Artist at FAR.IN.EX di Arezzo, working in precious metals.

1998 – 2000 Atelier Debucquoy in Antwerpen, Belgium. Artigianal Production of original pieces working in precious metals.

1997 Gioielleria “Le Gioie” at Montoro (AV), jewelry repairs.

EDUCATION:

1995 – 1998

Apprenticeship in the workshop of Maestro Teresi, professor at the Scuola della Fondazione "Il Tari".

1994

Pursuit of coursework at the "Scuola d’Arte Orafa Meridionale" in Naples.

1985 – 1990

Diploma, V Istituto Tecnico per Geometri “Leonardo Da Vinci” S.M.C.Vetere (CE), Italy.

SHOWS and GALLERIES:

2014

STYLE 2014 - Camino Division of PAMF, 701 El Camino Real, Mountain View April 26-27

2013

VELVET DA VINCI GALLERY - 2015 Polk Street San Francisco

LOOT: MAD About Jewelry - Museum Modern Art and Design New York

2010

MAKERS MARKET Socrates Sculpture Park - Island City, Queens, New York

2008-2009

Italian Contemporary Jewelry - Traditions and materials between art and design

Museo di Arti Decorative Pietro Accorsi Turin

ItalyKunstgewerbeMuseum - Berlin

Castello Sforzesco Sala del Tesoro, Milano Italy

Palazzo Valmarana, Vicenza Italy

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery "Arte Fresca: a Jewelry Art Show" Seattle, WA 

2007

The Artful Home Show SoHo - New York City

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery "The heart of the matter: Materials explored" Seattle WA

2005

M.I.M. Gallery “Secret Identities, Intriguing Wearable Art" Baltimore MD

Spring to Life - Ann Arbor, MI

Pieces displayed at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham MI, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI

1995

Competition “Omaggio a Federico Fellini” at the show of Roman Jewels “Desideri Preziosi” displayed at the Residenza di Ripetta in Rome, organized by the C.C.I.A.A. of Rome.

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