It all started with my grandfather, who was a goldsmith working in a shop in Genoa.
It was watching him work that inspired my father to follow in his footsteps and in 1975 (hence the name “mascelli1975”) he set up his own business, working first as a setter and then broadening his skills and business with the help of my mother, who has always supported and helped him.
In 1995, aged 19, I was drawn to the world of jewelry. So, I went to Antwerp to study and earned a diploma in gemological studies at the International Gemological Institute (I.G.I.).
It’s from that point that my journey in this business starts, taking me through difficulties, mistakes, successes and satisfactions, all the while exploring for new markets and new trends.
My experience working in a factory in Valenza, at the sharp end with goldsmiths and setters, gave me a good education in the art and craft of this fascinating subject. I also use this first hand experience when talking to customers through the detail and intricacies of each single piece.
My studies and work in Antwerp have given me the foundations to be at the top of my game when trading in diamonds and precious stones.
The journey so far has also equipped me to face future challenges; from an increasingly global market, to innovating with new models, right up to being increasingly customer centric.
All of this is what drives and motivates me, what I try to bring out in my work and what I hope can be appreciated by both people who know me and who are yet to know me.