Prosperity, Wealth, Generosity
When Tara Fontana began her wedding planning business in Italy, every time she would come home, there was always a “tale to tell”.
On one memorable trip, Tara discovered a charming jewelry store with beautiful handmade charm bracelets and magnificent jewelry displayed in the window. This trip was particularly challenging as she was planning two weddings one week apart. Though mesmerized by the quality and uniqueness of the handcrafted Italian jewelry in the window, it seemed that she may never find the time to visit this intriguing shop.
Finally, on the last day of her trip, she seized the opportunity to visit this intriguing shop. After meeting the Penko family and trying on several pieces, a tough decision was made; she purchased her first charm bracelet with a Fiorino coin.
As the years passed, Tara would always make time to visit the Penko Bottega Orafa to add charms and other beautiful pieces to her collection. One special day, when she went to visit the Penko family at their shop, they had a new member of the family: a dog. Not just any dog. The new Penko family dog was an identical poodle to Tara’s poodle Eloise. His name was Fiorino, just like the first bracelet that she had purchased a few years back.
It has always been Tara’s wish to introduce the United States to the Penko family charms and jewelry. After two years of working on this project, her wish finally came true. Two Tails Handcrafted Italian Jewelry was born.
Paolo Penko, his wife Beatrice, an expert in gemology, and their two sons Alessandro and Riccardo, retrace and reinterpret the works of ancient Florentine art in their Italian jewelry handcrafted in Florence.
They give life to “timeless jewelry” with classical taste while masterfully incorporating a modern touch reflective of today’s styles, fashion, and beauty.
Paolo Penko, maestro goldsmith, designer and sculptor, takes from his city, Florence, a deep fascination for Renaissance art. He puts his historical and technical know-how to the test together along with his creativity, to forge Italian jewelry handcrafted and reflective of this glorious and historic period of Italian art; masterpieces from such famous artists as Botticelli, Andrea della Robbia, Ghiberti, Pontormo, Donatello, and Ghirlandaio.
With a painstaking eye for intricate details, the artistry of Paolo Penko can be identified by the perfect balance and proportions in his custom Italian jewelry.
America and Japan are leading in the international expansion of the Florentine brand that is “Paolo Penko”. As a name rooted in tradition and passion, the “Penko” brand combines the concept of an “artisan workshop” together with the embodiment of a “family business”.
Our handcrafted Italian jewelry is made by Paolo Penko in his workshop in Florence, Italy.Shop Now >
Each handcrafted silver Penkino charm holds a unique meaning that can be used to express your individuality and tell your tale.
Prosperity, Wealth, Generosity
Strength, Righteousness, Protection
Benevolence, Intelligence, Wit
Freedom, Independence, Democracy
Reputation, Wealth, Health, Love
Leadership, Precision, Artistic Sensibility
“A Fiorino today for a thousand Fiorinos tomorrow”
Dreams, Goals, Ambitions
Symbol of Florence for over 1000 years
Courage, Strength, Hope
Unconditional Love, Man’s Best Friend
Friendship, Eternal Love