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Chapter Two is sold out! Our design team is working on more pieces using stones from Vito's trunk -- note these 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 future chapters of Vito's Gems. From us and Vito, thank you for all your support and love!

xo, Rony & Leigh

 

An ode to the luminous life of a quintessential New Yorker. Vito Giallo, 92 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."

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CHAPTER TWO OF VITO’S GEMS

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My gemstones have been waiting for you for 53 yearsMy gemstones have been waiting for you for 53 years
The New York Times - He worked for Warhol, but That's Just Part of the StoryThe New York Times - He worked for Warhol, but That's Just Part of the Story
 
Vito's New York GuideVito's New York Guide
In honor of our collaboration with Vito Giallo, the Catbird Giving Fund is proud to make a donation of $30,000 to SAGE.In honor of our collaboration with Vito Giallo, the Catbird Giving Fund is proud to make a donation of $30,000 to SAGE.

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  1. Vito's Big Little Apple Charm
    New
    Vito's Big Little Apple Charm
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $178.00
  2. Dominique Pearl Necklace
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    Dominique Pearl Necklace
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $524.00
  3. Jackie Cameo Necklace
    New
    Jackie Cameo Necklace
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $2,900.00
  4. Rothko Red Garnet Opera Necklace
    New
    Rothko Red Garnet Opera Necklace
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $6,400.00
  5. Franklin Green Garnet Ring
    New
    Franklin Green Garnet Ring
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $2,700.00
  6. Archer’s Peridot Ring
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    Archer’s Peridot Ring
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $488.00
  7. Helen's Amethyst Charm
    New
    Helen's Amethyst Charm
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $224.00
  8. Lady C Tourmaline Snake Ring
    New
    Lady C Tourmaline Snake Ring
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,190.00
  9. Helen’s Pink Tourmaline Necklace
    New
    Helen’s Pink Tourmaline Necklace
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $490.00
  10. Mrs Randolph Ring, Aquamarine and Diamond
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    Mrs Randolph Ring, Aquamarine and Diamond
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,290.00
  11. María Citrine and Pearl Earrings (pair)
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    María Citrine and Pearl Earrings (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $990.00
  12. Mrs Randolph Ring, Green Quartz and Diamond
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    Mrs Randolph Ring, Green Quartz and Diamond
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,390.00
  13. Franz’s Charm, Moss Zircon
    New
    Franz’s Charm, Moss Zircon
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $290.00
  14. Frank’s Earrings, Tourmaline and Diamond (pair)
    New
    Frank’s Earrings, Tourmaline and Diamond (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,600.00
  15. Mrs Samuel’s Ring, Sapphire and Diamond
    New
    Mrs Samuel’s Ring, Sapphire and Diamond
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,100.00
  16. Lee's Earrings (Pair)
    New
    Lee's Earrings (Pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $2,500.00
  17. Cornell’s Citrine Bow Earrings (pair)
    New
    Cornell’s Citrine Bow Earrings (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $590.00
  18. Wally’s Turquoise and Diamond Earrings (pair)
    New
    Wally’s Turquoise and Diamond Earrings (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,200.00

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