Born in Costa Rica into an artistic Italian family, Valeria Bergna is the creative force behind Viento jewelry. The idea for Viento was conceived while working at Ford Models Artists division.
Valeria moved to New York after graduating with a degree in advertising design and working on major advertising campaigns for BBDO Latin America.
With a fashion degree from Parsons School of Design, New York offered the designer the opportunity to gain first-rate design, editorial and fashion styling experience with beauty magazines such as Allure and major fashion labels Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs and Lanvin.
As a result of her bi-cultural background, Valeria was exposed early on to both the elegant, age-old concepts of Italian design and the organic, lush, natural elements of the Costa Rican landscape; both which are ever-present in Viento jewelry pieces.
Valeria is always on the lookout for objects that capture her imagination and artifacts that produce recurring and engaging emotions she can recreate in her jewelry. Ms. Bergna’s vision for the Viento brand is to create exceptionally constructed jewelry that will empower those who wear them by evoking specific and pleasant emotions of well being.