The name Peter Marco has become the epitome of fine jewelry. Not bad for a boy from Queens, N.Y., who had his first introduction to jewelry at the young age of 14. As a young teenager, Marco landed a summer job cleaning laboratories at a major jewelry manufacturing company. Like a kid in a chocolate factory, his eyes widened with desire and love when he saw all the gems and diamonds glittering in front of his eyes. As the years passed, he was promoted to jewelry production and later on to sales. Marco travelled the world for 25 years selling jewelry for others. Finally, 17 years ago, he decided to settle down and sell his own beautiful extraordinary creations. And what better place to do it but Beverly Hills. The mecca of luxury shopping! “Beverly Hills is one of the finest and most visited places in the world. It is an international destination”, says Marco.
In a recent interview for My Lifestyle Magazine, I asked Marco where he gets inspiration for his amazing, unique works of art. It is not surprising that he surrounds himself with the best and most talented people in every industry possible. His ideas, thoughts and inspirations come from all areas of his life. He not only designs his jewelry but is involved in the daily activities of his store. Marco is one of the few privately owned businesses on Via Rodeo providing personalized items as well as personalized service.
Marcos most memorable celebrity break was making the prototype for the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl ring when he was still a young man. Today, he supplies custom pieces to many of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Celebrities like Cardi B, Offset, Shaquille O’Neill, and boxer Floyd Mayweather are some of the names sporting his designs.
What is in the works for this brilliant jewelry designer?“A possible jewelry collaboration line with a major hip-hop artist. Maybe a YouTube channel, a possible second location, amazing new merchandise. I take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way, “ says Marco. The sky is the limit for dedicated, hard working designer.
Sandra Bertola began her journalistic career in New York City. Being of Colombian-Italian descent, she desired to disseminate the news in her native tongue to the Latin community. She received her B.A. in Media Communications from Hunter College and studied journalism at New York University. The first few years in her career she reported hard news for a Spanish Network and eventually, made her way into entertainment news. She produced and anchored “Que Pasa NYC”, a magazine type television show highlighting the trends in NY. After 10 years in broadcast, Sandra gave up her career to become a stay at home mom. After a few years, missing her profession, she helped guide and produce a kids show at KiDz Hub Media Network. Now, she is happy to join the team of My Lifestyle Magazine and return to her first love, her passion, , journalism!