Born in Michigan and transplanted to Georgia, Mary Pettignano has been hand fabricating unique one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry for the past 15 years. Her path to artistic jewelry production began in the field of arts and crafts and moved to more challenging work of metalsmithing and the incorporation of mixed metal. The design of her jewelry is driven by excitement and beauty of each stone and different types of metal with which she works and the properties attributed to them. Mary is captivated, inspired and intrigued by unusual and colorful stones especially if there is a story that accompanies them; and there is always a story!
The development of her rings, necklaces, and bracelets happens by building layer upon a layer of different metals, adding textures, color, and depth within each piece resulting in the creation of unique pieces meant to thrill and satisfy.
She creates conversation pieces and not just jewelry!