Photographs: Ali Galgano by Julia d’Agostino; Townhouse by Andrea Carson; The collective by Garvin Burke; all other images courtesy of Serpentine Jewels
As the face of Serpentine Jewels, founder and designer Ali Galgano often coordinates with the candy-colored bespoke creations that she creates for clients. We paid a visit to her technicolor townhouse and jewelry atelier in Greenwich, where she invites customers to discover that fine jewelry can also be fun.
The one thing that makes me feel at home is … a home-cooked meal by my husband and my kids climbing all over me!
My most prized piece of jewelry is … my engagement ring, designed with a fancy yellow oval diamond accented by pink sapphires—my favorite color combination!
My favorite thing about Connecticut is … that it really has everything: beautiful, natural surroundings, coastline, amazing places to shop and eat, and proximity to NYC.
I can’t live without … my gigantic vintage ‘90s Chanel luggage tote I carry to work every day. It holds anything and everything!
I’m currently inspired by … 1920s-era jewelry design. We have studied thousands of Art Deco designs to inspire our bespoke creations for our clients, like a set of diamond spiral earring jackets we just made that transform a client’s everyday diamond studs into a glam evening earring.
My latest local obsession is … The Collective in Stamford. It’s an impeccably curated collection of vintage and modern furniture, accessories and lighting. We got a few pieces for the Serpentine Townhouse there, including a glittery French Neoclassical Globe Chandelier that looks like it’s encrusted with diamonds. Their selection is always on point, no need to dig to find treasures!
Bold colors are more fun because … color instantly elevates any visual experience, enhances mood, and gives everything more dimension. The use of colored stones in many of our jewelry designs is a Serpentine signature.
At the moment, my favorite Serpentine Jewels are … our transformer pieces, often engineered to upgrade an engagement ring, as well as any pair of everyday diamond studs. Our finished products are a representation of the immaculate craftsmanship NYC artisans have to offer and high fashion design.