An ode to the luminous life of a quintessential New Yorker. Vito Giallo, 91 year old artist, illustrator and antiques dealer, was Andy Warhol’s first apprentice and the first to give Warhol a show in 1954. Vito's antiques shop across from the Carlyle at 966 Madison Avenue was a destination for Mark Rothko, André Leon Talley, Greta Garbo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jackie Kennedy, and Andy - who visited every day.

In 1969, Vito came into possession of a trunk full of gems, and other than selling a few to Andy, he has saved them since then. 53 years later, we are so proud to present Catbird x Vito's Gems, a collection of limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewels inspired by Vito’s New York, nights at the ballet, Joseph Cornell boxes, antiquities, Venetian mirrors, his erstwhile shop on Madison Ave, an end-of-day martini at Bemelmans Bar, museum vitrines, and the arc that connects the past to the present.

"I am pleased to know that my gems will continue to be treasured and valued and live on. Objects have personalities, and when I first saw them littered in the apartment, they felt like survivors to me."

We're so blown away by the response to our Vito's Gems collection! While the first chapter has sold out, our design team is working on new designs using stones from Vito's trunk -- note these pieces will also be one-of-a-kind or limited in quantity, due to the origin of our stones. Sign up above to learn more about our replenishments and future chapters of Vito's Gems.

xo, Rony & Leigh

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  1. Martha’s Ring, Peridot and Diamond
    New
    Martha’s Ring, Peridot and Diamond
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $420.00
  2. Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Dark Green
    New
    Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Dark Green
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $910.00
  3. Portago Pearl Earring (single)
    New
    Portago Pearl Earring (single)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $224.00
  4. Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Rose
    New
    Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Rose
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $910.00
  5. Julia’s Jade Earrings (pair)
    New
    Julia’s Jade Earrings (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,240.00
  6. Ludwig Collar, Antique Cameo and Peridot
    New
    Ludwig Collar, Antique Cameo and Peridot
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $5,400.00
  7. Greta’s Onyx Earrings (pair)
    New
    Greta’s Onyx Earrings (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $890.00
  8. Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Pale Pink
    New
    Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Pale Pink
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $910.00
  9. Nathan Turquoise, Diamond and Pearl Earrings (pair)
    New
    Nathan Turquoise, Diamond and Pearl Earrings (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,100.00
  10. Ebby Ring, Aquamarine & Pearl
    New
    Ebby Ring, Aquamarine & Pearl
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,180.00
  11. Jack’s Ring, Aquamarine and Diamond
    New
    Jack’s Ring, Aquamarine and Diamond
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $890.00
  12. Swan Lake Ring
    New
    Swan Lake Ring
    Catbird Jewelry
    $2,900.00
  13. Italian Ice Cream Spoon
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    Ready To Ship!
    Italian Ice Cream Spoon
    Astier de Villatte
    $12.00
  14. Diamond Spring Fairy Earring, Yellow Gold (single)
    Diamond Spring Fairy Earring, Yellow Gold (single)
    Catbird Jewelry
    $428.00
  15. Cygnet Bracelet, Yellow Gold
    Make it Personal
    Cygnet Bracelet, Yellow Gold
    Catbird Jewelry
    $258.00
  16. Spun Gold Bracelet
    Bestseller
    Ready To Ship!
    Spun Gold Bracelet
    Catbird x The Met
    $264.00
  17. Painter's Ring
    Bestseller
    Ready To Ship!
    Painter's Ring
    Catbird x Cassi Namoda
    from
    from $112.00
  18. After Hours Candle
    Bestseller
    Ready To Ship!
    After Hours Candle
    Catbird Home & Lounge
    $38.00
  19. Moonlit Mango Moonstone Earrings (Pair)
    Ready To Ship!
    Moonlit Mango Moonstone Earrings (Pair)
    Prounis
    $1,690.00

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