Lily & Co. Jewelers to host trunk show for designer
Lily & Co. Jewelers will hold a spring trunk show on April 2-3, featuring designer Steven Mazza.
Open to the public, it will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Mazza is well-known for designs that incorporate the ocean, seashells, pearls and other natural elements. The Mazza family’s involvement with the jewelry industry dates back almost two centuries in a small town just south of Naples, Italy, called Torre del Greco. Starting in the 1840s, the family worked with coral and conch shells for cameos, which they harvested and hand carved in Italy.
“Steven is intimately familiar with Sanibel and our seashell-covered beaches, so his designs are perfectly suited for our island lifestyle,” Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Co. Jewelers with Karen Bell, said.
At the turn of the century, Louis Mazza left Europe to import gems and Mazza carvings to the United States. In the years from 1950 to 1960, his four sons joined the business as it expanded. The third son, William Mazza, worked closely with the major designers, honing his own creative skills, and in 1970 he produced his first collection for I. Magnum & Co. and Bergdorf Goodman under the Mazza name.
Today, William Mazza is joined by his three sons – William, Jeffrey and Steven – who continue to practice the jewelry techniques passed from generation to generation. The Mazza company continues to create their collections using hand carved gemstones and other special gems in the family tradition.
For more information, visit LilyJewelers.com or call 239-472-2888.
Lily & Co. Jewelers is at 520 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.