The sea and sunshine of the Mediterranean are at the heart of all Italians. Born to Sicilian immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, John Lentini returned to his roots – albeit in an unconventional way – when he moved to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. With his days spent surfing and sailing the blue waters there, he became inspired to capture the beauty of nature in some form – and so, he began crafting jewelry with raw, natural materials.
Over 40 Years Experience..
John soon found himself buying and selling gemstones from around the world, digging for amber in the tropical Dominican Republic, and joining the first wave of stateside amber importers. This led him to become a charter member of the AGTA as they started the annual international gem trade shows in Tucson, Arizona, and then study Gemology with the GIA. His artistry in John Giovanni is the pinnacle of his lifelong experience in the industry.
The enchantment that gems and pure metals exude when melded together are all but ineffable. This is why we call it Elemental Love. Every piece John Giovanni Goldsmiths creates is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and made from pure elements. The two elements we use are gold and silver. 24k gold and 999 silver are the elements in their purest forms – they exist without alloys such as copper, nickel, or zinc. Pure gold is typically thought of as soft, which is why we work harden our metals to ensure strength, hardness, durability, and integrity.
We want you to experience the beauty found on our planet, in wearable form.
Melding nature’s perfection with man’s design.