Carlo Traglio, president of Vhernier, was born in Como, Italy. He spent a year after high school studying and working with maestro Frattini, a premium Italian jeweler who taught him the unique and fascinating facets of goldsmithing. In his early career as a young executive at his family’s Coca Cola bottling company, he continued to design and handcraft jewelry as well as cultivate his deep love for modern and contemporary art. The latter sensibility had a strong impact on the creative vision underpinning his Vhernier collections. In 2001, Carlo left his family’s business and acquired Vhernier with a mission to preserve the Italian jewelry company’s unique identity and remarkable tradition of excellence.