b.u. collection of handmade jewelry stands for "Be You", a beautiful reminder to "Be Yourself".
Each sentimental and inspirational bu jewelry piece has a personal symbolic meaning that is detailed on a message card in the designer gift box that comes with it. They are designed in Rome, Italy and the charms are hand caste in sterling silver and precious stones. These petite, handmade pieces are lovely gifts.
Mary Steratore, the creator and designer of b.u. jewelry did her PhD work in religion and archeology at the university of Pennsylvania. After leaving a career in archeology she went on extensive world travels. She then settled in Rome Italy and began sculpting and painting. Mary goes to great length to ensure the quality of the stones and castings are extremely high, that the aesthetic balance and relationship of the charms yields great beauty and the message woven into each piece is presented with integrity.