In Café Des Amis on the north shore of Maui, an Italian guy made a crepe with an enormous red heart on it for a California born, British-raised girl. So began the collaboration of Ladini and Mario, co-creators of Amata Jewelry Studio...

The perfect alchemy of fashion and art, we combine centuries-old metalsmithing techniques with a modern aesthetic. Amata Jewelry Studio is a celebration of life, color, and beauty.

To us, Amata represents love and friendship.

We’ve found homes on two coasts, near the ocean that replenishes.

We believe in creating sophisticated beauty from simple forms.


I come from a family of Florentine bookbinders.

My life has always been full of creative expression from music to cooking to woodworking to jewelry making.

My love of music and opera has found expression singing in choirs.

Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and English—I love and speak all these languages.

I’m the proud Papa of 3 beautiful daughters: Gloria, Esther & Isabella.

I believe food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and meant to be shared.

I make melt-in-your-mouth homemade pasta.


I’m an island-girl with a big, gypsy heart; I’ve been captivated by island living ever since I travelled solo around the Greek-Isles at 16.

From the Appalachian Mountains to Shropshire, England I spent my childhood surrounded by the countryside.

I believe people have an amazing capacity to create change and transformation.

I’m the proud mum to two strong, kind and beautiful daughters: Makaela and Isabella. 

I’m a messy artist/designer/painter/photographer who loves listening to music while I work.

I’m lucky to spend my life creating and sharing meaning with my hands.

I’m an explorer and a homebody, a fearless traveller who’s scared of heights and flying.


Together on the slopes of Haleakalā in Maui and in the city of Angels,
we work tirelessly to create every piece of Amata Jewelry.