Jewelry Designer of the Two Worlds

If not for the Internet, Katey Brunini's Italian cousins may never have found her. The jewelry designer reunited with her relatives five years ago, when her cousin Barbara, from Spoleto, Italy, tracked her down through her fine-jewelry Web site at Spoleto, of course, is famous for the Spoleto Festival (officially Festival dei Due Mondi or Festival of the Two Worlds), founded in 1958 by composer Gian Carlo Menotti, which for 50 years has showcased music, opera, dance, drama, and the visual arts. Having relatives in Spoleto turned out to be a good career move for Brunini—she not only rediscovered her family heritage but also became the first American jewelry designer to be part of the Spoleto Festival, which was held this year from June 29 through July 15. Katey first visited the city in 2001, when she finally met her extended family, including her uncle Massimo Bru

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