Italian designer, Francesca Villa, began her atelier in 2007 after years of working as the creative director of one of the most famous Italian jewelers. Villa's travels provide her with endless and powerful inspiration for her creations. She strives to marry unexpected worlds that at first seem distant but through her jewelry, come together as something unique. Her handmade pieces breathe new life into the beautiful antiques she discovers on her many travels around the world. Such treasures include venetian eye beads and vintage casino chips transformed into eclectic earrings with the addition of diamonds, topaz, aquamarine and amethyst. Every jewel is a memory, linked to a time, place, or a person, and this is why Villa puts objets trouvés at the heart of each of her creations.