The Story of Two Cousins
During a time of the unknown, two cousins joined together to create a symbol of their heritage and beauty. Their journey began in the beginning of the pandemic, when Mia, a teacher in Queens at the time, asked her cousin Maria, a full-time dentist, to make her a necklace she had seen. Mia went to her cousin for her talent in recreating jewelry and creativity. When Mia began to wear the necklace, more and more people inquired where she had purchased it. What started as a necklace soon turned into a jewelry line inspired by the charms of Cosenza.
From Beaches to Castles
Cosenza, Calabria, known for its sparkling beaches and ancient castles, is where the cousins drew their inspiration for their jewelry line as well as their maternal grandmother Elvira Gloria Spatafore Perrotta. From shell beaded necklaces to intricate coin necklaces, the jewelry line offers a wide range of pieces that cater to different tastes and occasions. Their personal favorite piece is the Cosenza Coin necklace, which is reversible and features a mimic of church windows on one side and a crest on the other. The Vaticano cross is another popular piece that has garnered a lot of attention, especially from their main demographic of Italian/Catholic customers. Their jewelry has even caught the attention of Theresa Caputa, the Long Island Medium and Gina Kirschenheiter, Real Housewives of Orange County personality.
Heritage to Legacy
Launching a new business during a pandemic is no easy feat, but the cousins’ passion and resilience shone through. With Mia’s experience in social media and Maria’s eye for design, they quickly established a strong online presence. As Cosenza Jewelry continues to gain momentum, Mia and Maria remain committed to promoting their heritage as well as crafting jewelry for all. They believe that jewelry is not just an accessory, but a symbol of tradition, beauty, and elegance. Their story is a testament to the power of family, perseverance and creativity and serves as an inspiration to all women.