Over the past 20 years Americo Izzo has been perfecting the art of jewelry making. Showing artistic promise at a young age for drawing and sculpting, by 13 he begun an apprenticeship in his family owned jewelry shop. Under the guidance of his father, Ugo Izzo whom the company was formerly named after, Americo honed the skills of jewelry craftsmanship and adopted the practice of creating unique pieces from scratch.
After immigrating to America in 1969 from a small town in Naples, Italy called Torre del Greco, Ugo Izzo began his company in an intimate studio in Manhattan’s Jewelry District. Years later, working in the same shop, Americo took over the company and changed the identity to his namesake, A.IZZO. Keeping with the traditions set forth by his father, every piece is made 100% by hand from beginning to end.
Working individually with each client to create a unique and personal piece, Americo then goes to the drawing board and sketches are made. The production process begins with carving a wax model and from there the piece takes shape through hours of filing, soldering, milling and the final stage of polishing. Dedicated to quality assurance and customer satisfaction, Americo guarantees that all of his clients leave with a piece they will love and pass on from generation to generation, just as his father passed on the passion, commitment, and mastery of handmade jewelry.