Ippolita Rostagno

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Ippolita Rostagno (born December 10, 1963) is a New York City based fashion fine jewelry designer.

Personal life[edit]

Born December 10, 1963 in Florence, Italy, Ippolita Rostagno is the daughter of an American artist and an Italian intellectual.

Raised and educated in the hills of Tuscany, Ippolita attended elementary school in a one-room medieval schoolhouse and went on to study sculpture and earn her baccalauréat degree from the Istituto D’Arte in Florence.

Ippolita immigrated to the United States at age 18, moving to Los Angeles where she continued her studies at Occidental College and founded an alternative dance company called Rime.

After completing her BA in English Literature, Ippolita moved to New York, married a fashion photographer and gave birth to her daughter Maya in 1988.[1]


Ippolita holds the position of Creative Director and leads the design and manufacture of her eponymous line, which includes collections in 18k gold, sterling silver, rosé (a proprietary alloy of sterling silver with 18k gold and 18k rose gold) and non-metal materials, such as Resin.

Silhouettes include stackable bangles,[2] layering necklaces, earrings, rings and pendants.

The product is handcrafted and materials are sourced from all over the world. Ippolita’s collections are sold at department stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, as well as through independent jewelry stores.[3] Internationally, the jewelry is sold at Harrods, Holt Renfrew and specialty retailers throughout the Caribbean.

Awards & Honors[edit]

In August 2011, Ippolita was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).[4]

Ippolita’s sculpture and video installation exhibit “Reliquary” was showcased at Highline Stages in New York City in September 2011.[5]


  1. ^ "Timeline". Ippolita.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Star Jewelry". InStyle.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Ippolita Toasts Rose as Economic Tonic". WWD.com. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  4. ^ "THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA WELCOMES 33 NEW MEMBERS: 2011 Largest Class Ever". Cfda.com. 2011-08-01. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  5. ^ "Ippolita Rostagno's Fine Art". WWD.com. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 

"Jewelry Style Waits for No Man: Buy It for Yourself". WSJ.com. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 

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