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Lee Angelo Marraccini uses exquisite semi-precious stones, gemstones, diamonds, and 18K White and Yellow Gold in strong, geometric lines to elevate jewelry from accessory to art. Expressing the joy and romance he finds in life, his pieces are “serious fun” for the wearer. Perfecting his craftsmanship for more than 40 years in his Charlottesville studio, the artist has won numerous fine art jewelry awards, and his work is becoming recognized worldwide.

“For over 40 years, I have used jewelry to visually describe life’s joy and romance. My pieces are angular and strong, reflecting a deep familiarity with my materials. Starting with blackboard sketching, I enjoy developing new concepts and watching them metamorphose through metal manipulation, fabrication, casting, and stone carving and inlay. I create the feeling by guiding the materials to their natural forms, with special attention to detail and precise craftsmanship. At my Charlottesville studio, I combine exquisite semi-precious stones, gemstones, conflict–free diamonds, and recycled gold in contemporary designs that have won numerous awards at professional craft shows.”

Studio number 12

www.marraccinidesigns.com

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