About Ippolita Rostagno

IPPOLITA was founded in 1999 by Italian artist and designer, Ippolita Rostagno. The brand has been credited with propelling fine jewelry into the realm of fashion by embracing color, comfort and exuberance, the distinguishing hallmarks of a line that celebrates women of all ages.

"I love the idea of women buying jewelry for themselves. It’s wonderful to have witnessed a confidence revolution: the modern woman waits for no one, she buys jewelry for herself."

Ippolita has always been inspired by the richness and simplicity of Italian culture. As an artist first and a designer second, Ippolita studied sculpture for five years at the Istituto d’Arte in Florence. There she learned an appreciation for the essential balance between creativity and craftsmanship. She discovered her love for jewelry in the shops on Ponte Vecchio. The uniquely Florentine look of costume-style jewelry made with fine gems would ultimately serve as the inspiration for the IPPOLITA brand aesthetic.

There is something magical about first impressions; their influence echoes through your work for the rest of your life.”

Ippolita Rostagno