Born to a heritage of marble quarry owners in his native Italy, Ugo Cacciatori began his trajectory in the realm of architecture before delving into jewelry design. After completing his studies at the University of Florence and working for architectural firms in London, his creative impulses swept him off to Lerici, a secret haven known to have inspired poets Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Seduced by their romantic aesthetic, he launched his jewelry line in 2004, after building his reputation at Diesel Black Gold and consulting for fashion houses like Valentino, Marni, and Fendi. Handcrafted in Italy, his collection of men’s chain-link bracelets, rings, and necklaces in sterling silver and 9kt gold feature his signature skull or saber pendant, in a dynamic interplay of raw textiles. Citrine, onyx, and quartz are combined with black and brown diamonds or hand-cut semi-precious and precious stones, giving each piece a unique quality, while also recalling his exotic origins in the Alps of Carrara.