Each La Contessa design is completely handcrafted in their studio in Baltimore. First, a model is sculpted and then casted in pewter. The various pieces are then soldered and finished to create a multi-layered, nature-like appearance. Semi Precious stones such as Carnelian, Desert Jasper, and Mojave Green Turquoise, and Austrian crystals are used to create unique and beautiful combinations of colors. Much attention is paid to detail— turn a piece over and you’ll find a bee, a bird, or a flower or perhaps a pair of hands or a bird in a nest as the closure on a necklace. All of these original features distinguish La Contessa in the marketplace, and the designs are often considered timeless collectibles by many customers.