Why did I pick the dove and olive branch for my logo?
My last name is Palumbo, which means “Dove of Peace”. I remember thinking it was such a wonderful meaning when I was told this as a child. It has been strange to see my name over and over like this, but I am getting used to it!
The olive branch represents a gift. I think that communicates my feelings about making jewelry. When I am working, I am quite focused on doing the best job that I can, and it is quite a wonderfully engaging activity. Part of my motivation is my wish that the customer is delighted with their piece. That’s true even if I haven’t met them. Of course, I do get paid to do this, while at the same time it is also a gift from my heart. From the recipient it is a gift to me when they allow me to make something for them, that might be a treasure. It is truly my honor to create things for people.
Finally, this is also a way to honor my father, Joeseph Thomas Palumbo. He has passed away from this world, but will never be forgotten.