Italian design house Vendorafa, founded in Valenza in 1951, follows the rich tradition of handcrafting 18-karat yellow gold with an eye to design and craftsmanship. Characterized by rigorous patterns and well-balanced sizes, Vendorafa’s necklaces, earrings and bracelets are dynamic, organic and sensuous. The designers use negative space to create large-scale pieces that are bold without being heavy. Technological innovation, experimentation and formal research come together in the working techniques that result in dynamic shapes, spatial harmony and interaction with light. Hammering and engraving give each piece a sense of movement, which is often accented with brilliant white diamonds in a pavé setting. Vendorafa is exclusive in St. Louis to Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers.