La Contessa features a line of nature-inspired, jewelry. Mary DeMarco draws her inspiration from her Italian heritage (La Contessa means “the countess” in Italian); her love of antiques and anything vintage; her travels abroad; and time spent in her garden. Each La Contessa design is completely handcrafted in her studio. First, a model is sculpted and then casted in pewter. The various pieces are then soldered and finished to create a multilayered, nature-like appearance. Much attention is paid to detail - turn a piece over and you’ll find a bee, a bird, or a flower or perhaps a pair of hands or a bird in a nest as the closure on a necklace. All of these original features distinguish La Contessa and the designs are often considered timeless collectibles.
La Contessa Jewelry is designed and made in Baltimore MD