book of life necklace

by Mary Steratore
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An Open Book

Take a page from Mary Steratore's evocative necklace that provides subtle encouragement to lead a fulfilling life. Pale green peridot is believed to promote optimism and to protect those who wear it from dwelling on the negative. The hand-stamped sterling silver and 22kt gold-plated charms are sculpted in Italy, cast in Thailand, and accented with peridot from India.

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Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
22183
Made from
sterling silver, peridot, 22kt gold-plated sterling silver
Measurements
Chain: 16" L - extendable to 18"L ; charms approx .25" W
  • the maker
Mary Steratore

Mary Steratore

It can be quite daunting trading one career for another, especially when there are PhD's involved. But for Mary Steratore, it led to the realization of true artistic expression. Leaving archaeology to create her own fine art, Steratore settled in Rome where her paintings and sculptures were well-received. After showing her work all over Italy and the US, she developed a new line of jewelry, dubbed b.u., as an extension of her sculpting. Drawing from Steratore's vast knowledge of artifacts and her extensive world travels, b.u. creations have an old-world aesthetic. Each piece is meticulously hand-made using a long-lost wax-casting method. With the help of Rome's top notch artisans, Steratore brings a little beauty and a lot of ancient wisdom into everyday, modern lives. collection

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