Couture Jewels Rock Texas

Megan Pruitt Winder
October 18, 2012

The exquisite Italian jewelry house Cantamessa brings its beautiful baubles to two Texas trunk shows next week in collaboration with designer Norisol Ferrari. Swing by to fawn over the heavily flora and fauna inspired collection encrusted with colorful pave diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. Think Octopus cocktail rings dripping your palms with diamonds, shimmering acorn bracelets inspired by the foliage of fall in Central Park, to fantastical fireworks, feathers, roses, lizards, frogs and bears, created as brooches, necklaces, earrings, pendants and cuffs. Founded in 1939, the collection, overseen by heir Fabrizio Cantamessa, has continued to push the boundaries of contemporary jewelry design and with it has collected quite a coterie of fans, from Daphne Guinness to Mary J. Blige and Susan Sarandon. This is definitely a jewelry show you just ­canta miss. Cantamessa trunk show, in collaboration with Norisol Ferrari, at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, October 23, 10 am to 3 pm; at the Granduca Hotel, Houston, October 25, 10 am to 3 pm. For additional details on the designers or to schedule a private appointment, please contact