My name is Catarina Schippinger, I am the owner and designer of ClonferoDaPonte which is the maiden name of my husband‘s grandmother coming from northern
Italy. I have always loved that name.
For my jewelry I was thinkging of a women that loves fine jewellery but likes an understated, unagitated look that fits into the everyday‘s life of modern women. A look that is both elegant and yet effortless and at the same time.
I realized this look with grey rhodium-plated Sterling Silver, semi-precious stones and grey diamonds. I find handmade jewellery attractive that seems perfect for me in it‘s imperfection and also because it is manufactured carefully, slowly and in small numbers.
For me modern jewelry also has to be versatile, easy to wear and easy to combine and allows individual styling. That is why I have worked diamond clasps into all my necklaces. This gives the possibility not only to wrap and layer them around your neck but also to attach different pendants or hang the pendants in necklaces of different colours.
I took all kind of religious as well as cultural symbols, especially mandalas, crosses or symbols of the hippie movement as an inspiration for my pendants. Over the years I have built a net of a few small manufacturies in India. All my pieces of jewelry are made by hand there. I am in permanent contact with these manufacturies.