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Bah-Dah Bling!

Vintage jewelry gains new life in today's fashion

From the Editors of Traditional Home


Chiara Veratti, Annarita’s daughter, at work in the studio surrounded by the faux jewels and enamels that characterize her and her mother’s work. Luce the studio cat looks on. The enterprise is very much a family affair and Chiara’s brother, Francesco Veratti has created a virtual boutique online. Visit it at to view a complete catalog.


Fantasy, dreams and imagination are recurring themes for costume jewelry mavens. Perhaps it brings back memories of playing Princess and dressing up with pieces from Mom’s jewelry box.