Every piece of jewelry means something to someone… a gift from a loved one, a gift to oneself, a reminder of a time, a feeling, a place. Each time you touch it you remember - it's a choice to transport yourself back to the magic of that moment.
At Black Umbrella Jewelry, we create and search near and far to curate antique and vintage pieces we hope will stir your heart and become future heirlooms.
About The Founder/Curator
I was born in Toronto, a child of Italian immigrants who nurtured in her a sense of history and culture. I grew up collecting rocks – in my pockets, all over the house, under my pillows and in the washing machine.
When I'm not crafting with fire, I'm designing movie sets or traveling. Making jewelry is a way for me to continue my need to create and combines that passion with my rockhounding addiction. While I love my film life, there's something to be said about creating with my own two hands - where every failure and victory is my own.
Each handmade Black Umbrella Jewelry piece is inspired by either a stone, a memory or an image I’ve come across on my travels and is created by me in my workshop.
I've also always been a lover of old - I love knowing that a piece was loved and treasured before it came into my hands... what stories they must hold, each one with their own soul. My love of history combined with jewelry lead me to add carefully curated antique jewelry and vintage jewelry to my offerings. Every antique piece has been chosen because I love it. And, I hope you find something you love here, too.