Founded in 1878, the house of Mariani is a point of reference in Italy for its extraordinary originality and beautiful creations. Their first jewels were created over 120 years ago and since those distant times, Mariani has nurtured the success of its jewelry pieces within the family. It began with Camillo Mariani, an accomplished silversmith and jeweler who learned his art from the masters in Milan, Italy. The passion for holy ornaments was vivid at that time; chalices and crosses became part of the history of his jewelry and silversmith talents. With time, the Vatican and the Italian clerics coveted the uncompromising discretion and exquisiteness of their rosaries created by the superb craftsmen of the Mariani workshop. By brilliantly transforming jewelry styles, Mariani still continues today to uphold the purest tradition of “haute joaillerie”; the antique techniques are still preserved. Diamond lariats are made with the same passion as in earlier days when each stone was chosen and linked together, one by one. While Mariani is among the most original of jewelers, its name is still unknown to the general public. The select appeal is no coincidence as each piece is custom fitted and limited in its production. Mariani is exclusively showcased in Greenwich at Manfredi and has been since its debut in the United States.