Modern Maximalist

Ali Galgano started her career in finance before shifting directions to follow her passion for gemology. A Westchester native, she first set up shop in New York City, but, with the onset of Covid, recognized the shift of many of her clients to Fairfield County. She began searching for space to set up an atelier-type service that would represent the Serpentine Experience.

Walking up the stairway of the stately townhouse tucked off Mason Street, you know you’re in for something special. The space encompasses three open concept rooms—a jewelry gallery, a sitting area and an inviting space for reclining and viewing her latest collections. Designed by Ali and interior designer Danielle Richter, Serpentine is not your average jewelry shop.

A visit with Ali begins with a full consultation, complete with chocolates and champagne. Sun streams into the by-appointment-only space as Ali asks questions to get to the root of how clients like to wear jewelry—what fingers for rings and why, layered or singular, north/south vs. east/west gem placement (who knew that was a thing). She also asks lifestyle questions, like how you treat your jewelry, what you want it to represent and what the long-term plan is for your jewels.

Serpentine specializes in diamonds and gemstones, but it’s the elegant and thoughtful design that makes the pieces unique. Bespoke fine jewelry and ready-to-wear staples are expertly mixed with a range of elevated classics. “We are thrilled to be in the heart of Greenwich as the newest destination for custom fine jewelry and looking forward to becoming active members of the community,” says Ali.

Welcome to your new home!

left: The Serpentine sitting room, where Ali and her team meet with clients to customize and discuss their jewelry desires. right: Ali Galgano
top left: Emerald and diamond deco ring jacket, price upon request; bottom left: Emerald-cut five-stone engagement ring, price upon request; top right: Multicolor sapphire and diamond tennis necklace, price upon request; bottom right: Yellow sapphire and diamond star motif earrings, $8,400

Photographs: Andrea Carson photography for all studio shots; Emerald cut ring and necklace by Commercial Art Lab; Star earrings and ring jacket by Rockstone Studio

 

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