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xo, Rony & Leigh

 

CHAPTER THREE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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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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. Helen’s Amethyst Earrings (pair)
    Helen’s Amethyst Earrings (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $990.00
  2. Reed's Malachite Necklace
    Reed's Malachite Necklace
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $590.00
  3. Albanese Ring, Fire Opal and Amethyst
    Albanese Ring, Fire Opal and Amethyst
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,380.00
  4. Stanley’s Charm, Banded Agate
    Stanley’s Charm, Banded Agate
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $380.00
  5. Evening Wanderer Charm
    Evening Wanderer Charm
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $188.00
  6. Jasper’s Necklace
    Jasper’s Necklace
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,950.00
  7. Franz’s Charm, Smoky Quartz
    Franz’s Charm, Smoky Quartz
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $248.00
  8. Helen’s Amethyst Ring
    Helen’s Amethyst Ring
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $690.00
  9. Tanaquil Earrings, Moonstone, Diamond and Pearl (pair)
    Tanaquil Earrings, Moonstone, Diamond and Pearl (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,200.00
  10. Eleanor’s Ring, Garnet and Aquamarine
    Eleanor’s Ring, Garnet and Aquamarine
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,440.00
  11. Amanda’s Clover Necklace
    Amanda’s Clover Necklace
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $3,200.00
  12. Trudy's Tourmaline Supreme Ring
    Trudy's Tourmaline Supreme Ring
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $2,400.00
  13. Frank's Tourmaline Earrings, Teal/Orange & Green/Pink (pair)
    Frank's Tourmaline Earrings, Teal/Orange & Green/Pink (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,990.00
  14. Greta's Ring
    Greta's Ring
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $4,200.00
  15. Mae’s Earrings (pair)
    Mae’s Earrings (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,280.00
  16. Eleanor’s Ring, Garnet and Diamond
    Eleanor’s Ring, Garnet and Diamond
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $4,200.00
  17. Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Pale Pink
    Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Pale Pink
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,100.00
  18. Frank's Tourmaline Earrings, Green/Green & Pink/Pink (pair)
    Frank's Tourmaline Earrings, Green/Green & Pink/Pink (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,990.00
  19. Mae’s Necklace
    Mae’s Necklace
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $2,000.00
  20. Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Dark Green
    Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Dark Green
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,100.00
  21. Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Vivid Pink
    Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Vivid Pink
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,100.00
  22. Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Gray
    Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Gray
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,100.00
  23. Helen’s Pink Tourmaline Necklace
    Helen’s Pink Tourmaline Necklace
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $490.00
  24. Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Red
    Trudy’s Tourmaline Ring, Red
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,100.00
  25. Portago Pearl Bracelet
    Portago Pearl Bracelet
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $234.00
  26. Mrs Randolph Ring, Green Quartz and Diamond
    Mrs Randolph Ring, Green Quartz and Diamond
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $1,390.00
  27. Vera Earrings, Garnet and Pearl (pair)
    Vera Earrings, Garnet and Pearl (pair)
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $720.00
  28. Martha’s Ring, Peridot and Diamond
    Martha’s Ring, Peridot and Diamond
    Catbird x Vito’s Gems
    $420.00

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