Barry Verragio cultivated his natural gift of design at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. When he arrived he had eight years of experience working as a jeweler. His favorite professor, legendary designer Maurice Galli, told him, “If you want to design a beautiful piece of jewelry you have to close your eyes and envision a beautiful woman. She’s elegant… She’s classy, sophisticated and beautiful.” When designing each Verragio ring he inspects every element to ensure it is truly unlike any other ring. Albert Einstein opined that the definition of insanity is 'doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" says Verragio. "This is the exact theory that has fueled me to believe that one should never settle for average." From French beading to venetian lace and wraparound diamond adorned shoulders each element of the ring can be customized to create a look that is distinctly Verragio but uniquely your own.