Discover the Legacy

The History Behind The Mazza Family

Lex comes from a long line of family jewelers, making her the
6th generation jeweler.

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Discover The Legacy




Bartholomew Mazza

The Man Behind The Legacy

The Beginning of a Legacy

The Mazza family’s involvement with the jewelry industry dates back almost two centuries in a small town just south of Naples called Torre del Greco.  Starting in the 1840’s the Mazza family worked with coral and conch shells for cameos, which they harvested and hand carved in Italy.

La Pineta Tea Room

The Jewelry Store Upstairs

The first Mazza Jewelry store in 1840 located in Torre Del Grecco, Italy right above a tea house where women would come to have tea, shop, and socialize amongst one another.

Louis Mazza

Came from a family of 14 children sent to travel the world and expand our name globally

The Son Who Brought The Mazza Legacy To The United States

 At the turn of the century Louis Mazza left Europe to import gems and Mazza carvings to the United States.  In the years from 1950 to 1960 his four sons joined the business as it expanded.  The third son, William, worked closely with the major designers, honing his own creative skills, and in 1970 produced his first collection for I. Magnum & Co. and Bergdorf Goodman under the Mazza name.

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The Fifth Generation of Mazza

Continuing the family name

William and His Three Sons

Today William, Lex's grandfather is joined by his three sons Jeffrey, her father and her two Uncles Bill and Steven who continue to practice the fine jewelry techniques passed from generation to generation. They continue to create their unique collections using hand carved gemstones and other special gems in the family tradition. The Mazza Company, the formerly unknown supplier of gemstones for many famous jewelry houses has now emerged as a leading creator of 14kt and 18kt fine fashion jewelry. 

 The collection is represented in the finest independent stores throughout the nation. International distribution spans from Mexico to Canada and the Caribbean.


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