Paolo Costagli is an Italian jewelry designer who was born in Florence in 1966 to Venetian parents. He moved to California at 19 to study gemology at the Gemological Institute of America. After graduating he moved to South America to visit the Colombian emerald mines of Muzo and Coscuez. In 1993 Costagli’s moved to New York and he began buying fabulous gemstones and set them in jewelry. In 2000 he opened his first atelier on Fifth Avenue and Fifty-Seventh Street. In 2007, his work was displayed in Bergdorf Goodman on a three month trial basis. His work sold and became a staple in the now shuttered store. In 2009 The Museum of Art and Design in New York acquired a bracelet from the Brillante collection which remains on display in the contemporary fine jewelry collection. His work is now sold in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as America and Europe and in 2015 the flagship atelier moved to New York’s Madison Avenue.