News is in the air!
Our Graffi Capresi collection has expanded and welcomed the lobe earrings, the latest style created to show all our love for the four-legged friends that have crossed paths with ours and are now part of us! Equally strong is the love our designer, Maria Alberino, feels for Luisa, the most popular cat of the Piazzetta... she lives right there, having her shelter in Mediterranee Passioni boutique; or the adoration for Martin, the very first kitten Maria welcomed to her home; and the fondness for Milly with her irresistible eyes. But the list goes on with Chanel, Wendy, Ughina, Sammy and Lisa: every furry friend that bumped into Maria’s life left such a mark as to become a jewel.
Not just pendants and charms
Are you fond of cats? Graffi Capresi is the perfect collection for you: it boasts pendants, charms and earrings -including the new studs - which take up the lines and colors of the kittens each of our customers is more connected to.
To learn more about the idea behind Graffi Capresi, read: Luisa, the cat of the Piazzetta di Capri, turns into a jewel: discover “Graffi Capresi”
A certain background The origins of the earring date back to very old times: it seems it was one of the first accessories used to adorn the human body! Just to give an example, the wealthiest among the ancient Egyptians would wear this jewel to highlight their social status, the very same Egyptians who worshipped cats (or better, the Mau) as sacred animals. But this is just a coincidence, isn't it?
Over time, passing through various flows in popularity and different symbolical attributions, the earring has taken on the task of representing a trait - if not the whole - of the wearer’s personality and tastes. In order to meet the countless personal nuances of this ornament, as many designs have been created, from the most standardized and universal ones to the most decidedly unique and refined, like the jewels we display at Mediterranee Passioni: however, the immense realm of earrings branches off from very few of their great "families". Among these, dangling and lobe jewels are the best examples.
How to choose?
When you are in our boutique, your choice is always followed by the same question: <<Which of them looks best on me?>>, a problem that, actually, ignores another, by far more intimate:
<<Which ones make me feel better?>>.
To answer the first question, more or less objective and ordinary criteria come to the rescue and give you an idea:
The hanging style enhances a slender face and neck, framed by an important hair, such as curly or fluffy hair could be.
Studs, on the other hand, are ideal on a delicate face, on a short hair-style or hair collected, that uncover the lobes.
And how to choose the color? A simple play of contrasts with your complexion or eye-nuances. However, personality cannot be defined by these simple equations alone: if you ask yourself deeply about the jewel that best adheres to your essence, then we will help you in your choice. If you opt for Graffi Capresi collection, you are choosing to tell a story and, for sure, your gaze will linger on the jewel that will most recall the furry friend you are intimately linked to: it often happens that time stops when the “perfect match” takes place between the item observed in our boutique and the feeling that arises at that very moment, thus developing memories and anecdotes soon transferred onto the jewel, now yours!
For special days and... special ordinary days The new Graffi Capresi studs, now available in our store, are informal and sporty, ideal for everyday wear.Simplicity: that’s our motto, but finished with that touch of originality and personality that only our collections can offer. Stylized shapes in black and white agate, jasper and smoky quartz, carnelian and tiger's eye are embedded in silver and gold settings.. Each handmade creation is inspired by the cats who have been part of Maria’s life.
For special occasions, pendant earrings become synonym of elegance and refinement, available in the same stones as the studs set either in silver or gold, one or more diamonds show up on the neck and the tail.
“Free as a Cat” is the claim of these exclusive designs, whose income partly supports Best Friends, an Association engaged in the assistance of the many cat/feline colonies present throughout Capri island, where Mediterranee Passioni has its only headquarters.
Speaking of personality, Crisalide is the collection that best transfers into stone the following idea: rebirth and freedom of the woman who succeeds in leaving her past engraved within herself, but looks ahead, or better, aims high. Simplicity: that’s our motto, but finished with that touch of originality and personality that only our collections can offer. Stylized shapes in black and white agate, jasper and smoky quartz, carnelian and tiger's eye are embedded in silver and gold settings.. Each handmade creation is inspired by the cats who have been part of Maria’s life. Butterfly-shaped jewelry in gold and silver. The wings of the models in gold are colored with semiprecious stones: amethyst, turquoise, jasper, agate and mother-of- pearl, while the wings of the line in silver dress in white, pink and black mother-of-pearl.
To learn more about Crisalide: The Crisalide collection: butterfly-shaped jewels in the sign of rebirth
With its triumph of colors, Capri Bloom is the tribute to the unique flora of Capri, the (not only) Blue Island! Simplicity: that’s our motto, but finished with that touch of originality and personality that only our collections can offer. Stylized shapes in black and white agate, jasper and smoky quartz, carnelian and tiger's eye are embedded in silver and gold settings.. Each handmade creation is inspired by the cats who have been part of Maria’s life. Every stone symbolizes a flower: carnelian for the geranium; turquoise for the hydrangea; amethyst for the bougainvillea; citrine for the broom; white coral for the May-rose; mother-of-pearl for the jasmine; lapis lazuli for the "forget-me-not”; red coral for the poppy.
Hereafter, instead, you will be shown Capri Bloom: Capri Bloom: flower-shaped jewels symbolizing spring and feminine beauty
It's a matter of feelings: whether it's dangling or studs, the earrings that make your heart pulse and highlight your special bond with your four-legged friend, will immediately - and forever - shine in your eyes.
Visit our store and meet the jewel that will tell your story!