Testimonials



"I love myself just a bit more when adorned in David Urso jewelry; it makes me feel confident, edgy, and slightly dramatic amidst my signature understated dress. I leave my urban home or my country home feeling very Urso, appreciating the care in which David’s closure designs facilitate my ease of adornment. Have many choices of Urso pieces now, and always look forward to adding to my emerging collection of favorite jewelry pieces from my favorite Jewelry Artist. David first worked in New Paltz, camped out with other local Hudson Valley artists, in the dairy barn of the then abandoned dairy farm, the very farm, now renovated, I own! David Urso has become respected, recognized, and his work increasingly sought after. All treasures, David works in elements that are natural discovering colors that are divine, and offers these in designs he creates that are distinct, sensual, bold and joyfully wearable.’Chris McConnell, Executive Coach, President & Founder, The McConnell Group, New York City, New Paltz, New York

‘Modern and timeless, organic, bold and sensuous, David Urso’s beautiful jewelry is a joy
to behold and to wear.’
Agnes Devereux, Owner, The Village TeaRoom Restaurant & Bake Shop, New Paltz, New York  ‘I love, love, love my handcrafted jewelry created by David Urso.
I received my original pieces as a gift, and I treasure each of them.
Each piece is such a work of art and beauty, unique, attractive, eccentric, and commands attention.
I feel extraordinary when I wear Urso jewelry.’
Thank You David Urso, for your wearable artistry and design.’
Loria Yeadon, Executive Vice President, Intellectual Ventures, Seattle, Washington

‘I've been collecting David Urso's jewelry for years,
and my earlier pieces are as relevant today as they were when I first purchased them.
David's work looks great with jeans and a tee shirt, business wear and always a night on the town.
The versatility and wearability makes his pieces my go to jewelry every day.
And I can't wait for each new season's collection,
Thank You David for knowing just what a woman wants!’
Lynn Archer, Archer Fine Art & Framing, High Falls, New York

‘I never feel more fabulous than when I put on a pair of big chunky colorful Dave Urso earrings.  Suddenly, my whole face lights up and no one even notices how much weight I gained
or that I have a spot on my sweater.  I feel like an African goddess.  Or an Egyptian princess.
Or a stunning temptress.  Try it.  Dave's jewelry will make you feel beautiful
no matter what kind of bad hair day you're having.’
Nancy Cohen, CEO and President of My Own Domain in New Paltz, NY

‘Finally, at last…we found David Urso.
The road to finding David Urso has been a journey we felt compelled to share.
My wife and I are both opinionated Manhattanites.  The polite way to say
this is that we both appreciate design aesthetics and attention to detail.
Alternatively, some might say we are brand-name snobs because we
generally buy high-end stuff, which is expensive.  This used to be the case when it comes to jewelry.

20 years ago, I started collecting from Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue stores.
At the time, it seemed to make sense.  We had comfort buying brands with a
reasonable expectation of quality.  Sure, it was expensive, but we knew what we were getting…
at least we thought so.  Here’s the rub…so was everyone else in the world.
I’m not just talking about cocktail parties and events…we started seeing the same pieces
as we traveled to Europe and Asia.  So much for unique...it wasn’t.

10 years ago, we started shopping at more boutique stores downtown
to find stuff everyone else didn’t already have.  It wasn’t easy.
Some galleries were just overpriced reiterations of catalogue jewelry.
Other designers didn’t have the staying power and disappeared years later.

4 years ago, our dear friends introduced us to jewelry by David Urso.
I was given a set of cufflinks and my wife received earrings and a matching necklace.
Immediately, we noticed the stunning design work and sophisticated attention to details.
We’ve never seen anything like it.

Now, we’re huge fans of David Urso’s work.  It’s fair to say we have a collection.
At a certain point, beauty and design becomes objectively validated.
My wife constantly receives complements and ‘where on Earth did you find that’ comments
at gatherings and events.  Even for me, my favorite go-to cufflinks are made by David Urso,
and friends and colleagues ask where I got them.

I have to admit, we were a bit hesitant to share our story.
Part of us would like to keep David Urso as our best-kept secret.
But, some things are too good not to share.  Our way of giving back
and completing the circle of giving is to share our joy and get the word out.

David Urso delivers unique design with impeccable quality and rich materials
that would be impossible to mass-produce.  His work screams designer and expensive.
Remarkably, pricing is value-rich and affordable.  If you are a discerning customer…
even a tough critic (like us)…looking for value and uniqueness…now you know.

David Urso.  More than highly recommended.
Unique…Romantic…Sophisticated…Our highest recommendation ever...URSO.’
Chris, CEO of a global finance company, New York City

‘How to describe my feelings about my treasured David Urso pieces?
Sheer delight...my beautiful bracelets make me feel elegant, whether I'm in jeans or business wear.  They always get complements, as they deservedly should!  David's stunning range of styles is amazing.  The materials he uses are beautiful, different and special.
These one of a kind designs have to be seen to be appreciated.  I know I will wear them forever.’
Cynthia McCague, President, CPM Advisors, Sarasota, Florida
former SVP, Head of Global Human Resources, The Coca-Cola Company

‘I was fortunate to receive a David Urso necklace as a special gift from a friend.
There are so many things I love about it, not only its sophisticated design,
the unique way it accents many different colors I wear,
but the story behind the materials he selects for each piece of the collection really hold a special meaning for me. People always stop me when I wear it to ask me about it, and it is wonderful to share the inspiration for his design. It is timeless and elegant, and it makes me feel so special when I wear it.’
Eugenia Ulasewicz, Fashion Industry Professional, New York City, Connecticut, Massachusetts

‘A good friend gave me a piece of David Urso jewelry for Christmas.
She remembered how much I had admired her necklace and surprised me with a beautiful bracelet.  David's jewelry is so special and unique.
The colors are yummy and the hand workmanship of each piece is amazing.
They are truly pieces of art!
I always get comments like − ­­­'where did you get that great bracelet?'
I love telling them about David and always suggest they go to his website to see his work.
What I love most about his jewelry is that you can wear it as easily with a cocktail dress as you can with jeans.
I can't wait to get another bangle or bracelet to mix and match with the fabulous bracelet I have.
One piece is not enough!’
Kathryn Mitchell Ramstad, CEO, Christen Group, Wayzata, Minnesota

‘David Urso makes jewelry that speaks to my passions –
for the earth, for women in all their complexity, for the beauty women bring to the humblest of settings.
While he makes his art far away from the trials and tribulations that so many of the world’s women face,
somehow the strength, beauty and resilience of his pieces bring those women to mind;
When I wear one of his pieces with the stones and metal of our mother earth sparkling and dancing on my throat or ears or arms, I am reminded of those other women
and am heartened, strengthened, emboldened to bring my full passion and joy and strength to all that I do;
Thanks David for making jewelry that speaks in women’s voices.’
Kavita Ramdas, Representative, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, The Ford Foundation, New Delhi

‘Wearing the beautiful pieces of David Urso Jewelry, I feel as if I am wearing works of art.
The richness of the gems and metals are complementary to a wide array of my clothing
and adds that pop of color, interest and uniqueness that sets my style apart from others.
David you truly are one of a kind and your genuine artistic eye is evident in every piece of your fine jewelry. You have made me smile on many occasions just looking at myself in the mirror adorned in your art before heading into the city for a night out and realizing your pieces really make me happy.
Thank you David, I so appreciate your artistic talent and how good you make me feel.’
Valarie A. Gelb, CEO and Founder, TheBarnYardGroup, Rowayton, Connecticut

‘I have earrings and a necklace from David Urso's collection; both were given to me as gifts
and I am now happily a huge fan of his artistry. I am a lover of fine and unique jewelry,
and have hundreds of pieces I've collected from all over the world, yet these pieces by David are
truly special. They hold just the right blend of classic, tasteful, and surprising. They seem to match
any style or color of apparel, and I so enjoy wearing them year-round. David is a true master!’
Helen Gemmill, Board of Directors, Women Donors Network, Boulder, Colorado

‘David is a spectacular artisan and craftsman. We certainly are not at a loss for jewelry designers
in this era. But what makes David's work stand out is its utterly unique design and his bold use
of stones and metals. Nothing like it.’
Patti McConnell, Charleston, South Carolina

‘David Urso is not just an artist working in women's jewelry. He creates incredible select items for men as well. His cufflinks are completely unique and one of a kind. Everyone who sees them,
and anyone who has received them as a gift from me goes gaga over them. The most special set one can get
is an Urso tux set. Who would wear a tux without a set of his bespoke pieces for his wedding tuxedo?
Get him to make you one!’
Rich McBride, Executive Coach, Business Consultant, Senior Partner, The McConnell Group,
New York City, New Paltz, New York

‘David Urso’s distinctive pieces have been gifted to me at meaningful milestone times in my life
and during special holidays. I find myself feeling especially excited at each unwrapping
because they have such elements of surprise, striking beauty and uncommon flare.
They cause intrigue and then conversation and delighted exchange among women relishing in the joy
of fabulous and valiant jewelry. I have been stopped in a train station, at work, and while reaching
to pay for a cup of coffee by women wanting to know about the pieces.
Simply said, it is just fun to step out wearing Urso!’
Romy Riddick, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

‘I have received David Urso earrings and a bracelet as gifts.
Both pieces of Urso designed jewelry are not only beautiful,
but also unique in their coloring, materials and design.
Both pieces are also symbolic of who I am and who I would like to be.
The earrings have a center star – which could also be a sun or starfish.
The center star reminds me of my water roots and my dreams for the future.
The bracelet  is comprised up metal inlaid “bonelike” pieces of multiple earth tones.
The native and earthy feel of the bracelet reminds me of my family history of working
in developing countries and the myriad of opportunities that await me in this vast world.
Wearing either of my two Urso pieces reinforces my memory of where I have come from
and my commitment to live a purposeful life in accordance with my priorities.’
Susan Remmer Ryzewic, President and CEO, EHR Investments, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

‘People always ask me where I got David Urso's handcrafted pieces of art.
His jewelry always gets noticed for its flair and unique organic qualities.
I can dress it up or down for any occasion in NYC.
My earrings, bracelets and necklaces are all showstoppers.  Just gorgeous.
And they feel good against my skin too.
I wear David Urso's jewelry with confidence and I couldn’t be happier.  Thank you David!’
Kate Lavagnino, Associate, The McConnell Group, New York City

"I love myself just a bit more when adorned in David Urso jewelry; it makes me feel confident, edgy, and slightly dramatic amidst my signature understated dress. I leave my urban home or my country home feeling very Urso, appreciating the care in which David’s closure designs facilitate my ease of adornment. Have many choices of Urso pieces now, and always look forward to adding to my emerging collection of favorite jewelry pieces from my favorite Jewelry Artist. David first worked in New Paltz, camped out with other local Hudson Valley artists, in the dairy barn of the then abandoned dairy farm, the very farm, now renovated, I own! David Urso has become respected, recognized, and his work increasingly sought after. All treasures, David works in elements that are natural discovering colors that are divine, and offers these in designs he creates that are distinct, sensual, bold and joyfully wearable.’