Leopoldo Poli was a man inspired by the world around him, all the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes he experienced living in Florence and traveling the globe. He was heavily influenced by iconic Tuscan architecture. He saw jewels as an art form, similar to a painting or a work of literature, that could speak a universal language and evoke intense emotion for people of all backgrounds, regardless of the time period. Using enameling, a technique popular in Florentine art, and combining it with precious metals and stones, Poli created what would become the brand’s trademark.