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Trunk Show | Arte*Vitta
Jewelry and fine art lovers alike will want to mark their calendars for October 1st – 3rd for an opportunity to view Arte*Vitta’s unique & opulent heirloom-quality jewels. As much an exhibition as it is a trunk show, this will be an incredible opportunity to shop the new collection in a fun and intimate environment. Ring sizing and personal styling will also be available.
Drawing inspiration from nature, history, art, and beyond, Arte*Vitta is driven by a desire
to contribute to causes close to owner, founder, and designer Vittoria Curl’s heart.
Proceeds from the Beekeeper Collection are donated to The Honeybee Conservancy, the Bespoke Beauties Collection supports The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan, while the Oceania Collection goes towards The Ocean Cleanup – just to name a few. Arte*Vitta will be making double donations for anything purchased in store during the Trunk Show and online Thursday, October 1st through Monday October 5th.
Born and raised in the wild outdoors, and refined in New York City’s storied Diamond District, Vittoria Curl of Arte*Vitta specializes in creating unique + opulent heirloom-quality jewels with exceptional, one-of-a-kind gems.
Driven by a love of all things sparkly and a deep appreciation for nature, Vittoria and her team of skilled artisans combine thoughtful, impeccably crafted designs with conflict-free stones + recycled precious metals. Arte*Vitta’s work captures the myriad beauty and variety of the natural world, conveying strength + fragility simultaneously with a healthy dose of whimsy added for good measure.
“Despite creating a luxury product, I want to give back. I use conflict free stones, recycled precious metals and a trusted team of craftspeople (including myself) to create my pieces and every item sold gives back. A portion of proceeds from every sale is donated to a cause near & dear to my heart.
Beekeeper & Secret Garden: pollinators and insects are critical to the survival of our world, as well as the creators of so much natural beauty, hence supporting them.
Natural Wonders: the world is amazing and the rock, stones and gems that the earth supplies us with are incredible, and all natural areas must be protected.
NightLife: Bats are also essential pollinators and insect management. In some cultures they are considered good luck, and anywhere there are bats, they play a critical role in the ecosystem. Unfortunately mis-understood, bats need to be protected and studied.
Oceania: Pearls are one of the few organic gemstones, and without fresh, clean water and oceans specifically, we will no longer have pearls, among many other things. The Ocean Cleanup is working to help minimize the impact that humans are making.
Bespoke Beauties: to support women, locally, nationally and internationally (but start close to home) who need support.
Bat Hoop Earring Statement
Growing up in a family of outdoor enthusiasts with close ties within the speleology (cave research, exploration & conservation) community. I was exposed to the myriad beauties of the natural world, both above and below ground. The amazing variety of the natural world has been a huge source of inspiration for Arte*Vitta jewelry-as-wearable-art collections.
Within the speleology community bats and other cave dwelling critters are highly regarded and their images are often used on clothing and accessories to show one’s appreciation and to identify other like-minded individuals.
As an artist, I have never been satisfied with the limited selection of Halloween themed and Batman logo-esque jewelry items available. I have created a series of bat inspired fine jewelry that celebrates these night fliers and their uniqueness. These earrings evolved from a bat that I designed and incorporated into a fused glass panel that is my homage to the Chinese Wufu Rebus tradition.
The wufu rebus is a pictogram that includes a symbol for luck surrounded by five bats representing the five blessings. The association springs from the words for “bat” (fu) and “luck” (fu) being homophones. The concept of wufu dates to the Zhou Dynasty (c.1046BC-256BC) as a symbol of wealth, health and good fortune.
Wear your lucky bat earrings in good health!