A Glittering Day with Melina Giandomenico, Artistic Director of AGORi Jewels

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Agori Starfish Rings

How can I begin to thank Melina Giandomenico, Artistic Director of AGORi Jewels, for the fabulous day we spent in her company on Wednesday, November 30?

Gerard Riveron, Lisa Pacino-Leone, and Melina Giandomenico

My colleague Lisa Pacino-Leone and I were thrilled to welcome Melina, who flew in from Rome especially for our private GerardRiveron event. More than 60 “by invitation” customers and friends gathered at the Algonquin Club of Boston, where Melina showcased her spectacular AGORi collections, available exclusively in the Gerard Riveron…Curator of Jewelry & Art.

In Sapphire Blue

Elisha Daniels and Melina GiandomenicoAs might befit a Fine Jewelry artistic director, Melina arrived wearing an elegant sapphire blue velvet “Le Smoking,” the epitome of European chic. She proceeded to charm our guests throughout the day, personally escorting them to our jewelry showcases, where they were invited to try on AGORi bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.

A Woman of Many Talents

Kemp Harris with Melina Giandomenico singing House of the Rising SunIn one of life’s little surprises, we were all treated to an impromptu performance by our guest of honor, who sang “The House of the Rising Sun” accompanied by Kemp Harris at the piano. It was indicative of the intimate nature of our private preview events…totally unexpected and at the same time très charmante.

Collection Highlights

Customers loved AGORi’s color combinations, the manufacturing details, the price range, and some of the new, smaller items like the cute gold chain bracelets, with a center motif of a butterfly, a bow, a frog, or an adorable bear set with diamonds. 

As I accompanied Melina to the airport for her flight back to Rome, she ‘secretly’ told me that she was planning to design a special bracelet for the Stay tuned!

Raquel Alonso Perez, Curator of the Harvard Museum of Natural History with Melina Giandomenico

Agori Bear Bracelet

Agori Amethyst Ring

Merci, Melina

Thank you again, Melina, for a wonderful day…from all your new friends in the Boston area…and all those who visit your beautiful collections on

To see the AGORi jewels currently available for purchase on our website, please visit the AGORi page on

To learn about our next Meet-the-Designer event in Boston, kindly fill out the form below and I will send you all the details.

Happy Holidays!


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