Inspired by the natural beauty of her Italian homeland Italy, Emanuela Duca’s jewelry unites the classic forms of ancient Rome with the sleek, geometric lines of Manhattan. The end result is a strong but delicate, minimal but romantic.
Here, she models one of her favorite pieces: a Roman cuff with a hint of sparkle. “Jewelry is a more accessible form of fashion,” she says. It’s true - the pieces contain a subtle elegance suited to any style or occassion. Her careful focus on the balance between natural earthiness and urban sophistication reveals a resounding, universally perceptible beauty.
Although her Italian roots have had a huge influence on her artistic development, Emanuela’s work and her heart have both committed to New York City. “Once, when I was feeling homesick, my friend took me to the Brooklyn Heights Promenades,” she says, “It was so beautiful that it made me love New York and want to stay.”