Jeff is a big-time catalogue and online shopper. And over the years, he has given me very beautiful and memorable gifts for Valentine’s Day, my birthday and Haunkah.
One of the catalogues I often find on his desk or dining room table is Uno Alla Volta, an online retailer that specializes in artisan crafted jewelry, fashion, accessories, and gift items. In fact, I think it’s the one that he turns to most often for distinctive gifts for me and for his daughters. My cute Murano glass “hearts on parade”
as well as my lovely pink silk hand-painted heart-adorned scarf were gifts from Jeff that he bought from Uno Alla Volta a couple of years ago. In addition to wearing it, I often use the pink heart scarf as a prop in my photos for the blog because it’s so darn pretty.
Because the catalogue changes all the time, I don’t expect those particular items to be available now, but I wanted to show them to you to give you an idea of the variety and beauty of the offerings based on my personal experience!
This year, I was surprised when I received a new gift from Uno Alla Volta. But it wasn’t from Jeff! It was from the company itself. And they enclosed two catalogues for Valentine’s Day. The catalogues are so eye-catching and enticing that they’re almost keepsakes on their own.
Uno Alla Volta (which means “one at a time” in Italian) sent me a pair of exquisitely handcrafted heart-shaped earrings. As you probably know, I’m both a heart and a jewelry fanatic, so I couldn’t be more appreciative of their gift.
The earrings are called Joli’s Drusy Heart Earrings, and Joli is an artisan from Philadelphia. I had to look up the word “drusy” or “druse”, and it means a coating of fine crystals that form on top of a vein within a rock, or on a rock fragment or geode. Druse has a sparkling or glittering effect, and you know I love glitter. The druse in my earrings is lavender,
but Uno Alla Volta has gorgeous fuchsia Drusy Heart Earrings in stock that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. The earrings are surrounded by rich 24K gold electroplate. The quality of the work is impeccable.
They measure 1.25″ on wire findings. For me, they’re the perfect length. Also, they are very lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Along with the earrings, I received a Certificate of Authenticity in a black envelope. The earrings were very well packaged, and they made a wonderful impression.
If you are a lover of artisan-made jewelry, accessories, fashion, or gifts, or if you are looking for a special gift for Valentine’s Day or any occasion for someone who is, you must take a look at Uno Alla Volta. Online, there are 17 pages of pierced earrings alone! For me, perusing the catalogue is like looking at a dream book. I know you’d enjoy it too. So take a look at the beautiful temptations from a retailer I know well, and let me know what catches your eye!