The Wedding Issue: Something Gold to Something New

Story by Felicia D'AmbrosioAnna Bario and Page Neal are in the business of turning sparkly daydreams into reality, with lessened impact on people and planet. From their Bario-Neal studio/shop in Queen Village, they handcraft fine jewelry from conflict-free gems and reclaimed precious metals, both from their own designs and custom orders. The pair will also melt down and refashion old rings, gold fillings, mateless earrings and broken jewelry into new engagement or wedding rings, often featuring heirloom stones from a couple’s family. “Family members often have things lying around that make great wedding bands, and they love to contribute,” says Bario. “It’s a sort of ‘community mining.’” Pun intended.  Bario-Neal, 700 S. Sixth St., 215-454-2164, bario-neal.com