Co-founded by husband and wife team, Murat and Beth Bugdaycay, the company Foundrae got its name from their love of “found" objects combined with “Rae”, in tribute to Beth’s grandmother, Virginia Ray, who is a traditional American craftsperson. The underpinnings of the collection rest on strength, wholeness, dreams, karma and protection. Designs find the balance between the classic and the unexpected, referencing old world craftsmanship and distinguished by bold use of color. Inspired by women’s past stories and their upcoming next chapter, the brand incorporates spiritual and mystical symbols, resulting in a highly personal collection charged with energy and style meant to empower and share.
Recognized as a talent early on, Villa developed collections for such heavy hitters as Bulgari and Tiffany. A desire to express her own aesthetic sensibility led her to found her own company in her native Italy. Through her love of travel, she gathers faces, images and flavors that infuse her work with soul. Her jewelry creations unite objects found on her travels with precious materials, bringing two different worlds together in an unexpected and glorious whole. A unique and unrepeatable process, Villa limits her editions to 24, so once they’re gone the experience won’t ever be available again.