Silvia Furmanovich
Photos courtesy of Silvia Furmanovich; Miguel Herrera; Lorena Dini

Art of Style

Flower Power

Blending meticulous craftsmanship and worldly, botanical inspirations, Silvia Furmanovich's jewels feel tailor-made for spring.

Silvia Furmanovich designs with intention. Every earring, ring, bracelet and clutch tells the story of a place, a time or an enduring cultural tradition. March 26-28, the designer stops by Marissa Collections­­­—the Third Street South boutique that's carried her work for three years­—to share her most recent lines, Obi and Botanical. Like her entire body of work, the pieces honor history and heritage. Furmanovich, who hails from a long line of Italian goldsmiths, grew up watching her father, the late Salvador Longobardi, make jewelry in his home atelier in Brazil. He’d tell her stories of her great-grandfather designing sacred adornments for the Vatican. Though she felt predestined to make fine jewelry, she didn’t pick up the trade until the late '90s, after her father passed. “I was feeling a profound need to recapture my family’s line of work,” she says.  Pedigree surely helps in Furmanovich’s success. But the key to her fandom (she counts Naomi Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, mother to the Emir of Qatar and Furmanovich’s personal style hero, as devotees) lies in her artful knack for combining precious stones and metals with textiles, antiques and raw materials, like bamboo and  flower petals.  [caption id="attachment_29227" a
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