Maria Canale is an award-winning jewelry designer known in the industry for her exacting and distinguished work. Currently she is head designer of the new Neiman Marcus Forevermark Diamond Collection. During her career, which has included 20 years with Tiffany & Co., she has created signature collections for the world’s top luxury brands. While at Tiffany, Maria Canale created the explosive “Fireworks” collection and the widely recognized Tiffany “Bubbles,” “Fascination,” “Scarab,” and “Biscayne” lines, as well as other house specialty designs. Along with 30 International and National Design Awards, Maria Canale won the De Beers Diamonds International Award in 1998.

Favorite Summer Destination: Watch Hill, Rhode Island. I have been going there since I was 4 years old, and my mother before me! Now my children have continued the tradition, and we all have so many wonderful friends and memories there.

Current Summer ReadingWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trailby Cheryl Strayed, a memoir about an 1,100-mile solo hike that broke down a 22-year-old young woman reeling from catastrophe and then built her up again.

What to Wear to a Summer Party: A great, flowy, floral print dress.

Favorite Summer Fragrance:  OUTRAGEOUS! by Frédéric Malle, exclusively at Barneys.

Necessary Summer Indulgence: Late afternoons on the beach talking with friends.

Preferred Seasonal Spa Fix: Sun soother massage at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, R.I., a cool aloe wrap that quenches your skin with a gentle scalp and facial massage. Heaven!


Favorite House Gift for Summer Weekend Invitation: Summer beach towels and pareos from the Roberta Roller Rabbit Collection, by Roberta Freeman.

Pareos from Roberta Roller Rabbit Collection, by Roberta Freeman

Favorite Summer Entertaining Tips: A cool lemon semifreddo! Perfect end to any summer meal. And chilled Moscato d’Asti!

Preferred Summer Accessories: My Deco Torsade necklace and earrings from the Forevermark Neiman Marcus Collection. Fun, swingy and easy!

Current Film on Your List this Summer: The Intouchables. I’ve seen it twice already!!

What Else Are You Loving this Summer: From the Neiman Marcus Bespoke Collection, the Madison Ring with fancy intense yellow cushion diamonds and all hand cut baguettes in hand made platinum mounting and the Deco Ring, 10ct asscher center, set in hand made platinum mounting.


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  • Maria's Biggest Fan May 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Love the designer and the collection…truly unique designs, not to mention some fabulous summer picks! She has great taste

  • Fiona July 27, 2012 at 9:42 am

    What a great way to kick off the month of August with so many serene choices!