Since 1919, the Bella Rosa story has upheld the power of enduring love expressed through conscious craftsmanship.
Timeless traditions that are easily kept, the Bella Rosa Collection beautifully captures timeless tradition while honoring each bride’s extraordinary love, expressed through bespoke elements such as a personal inscription, custom embroidery, and sophisticated craftsmanship.
Each bespoke couture clutch is created by an accomplished Italian craftsman as a monument to years of small-batch, sustainably tailored luxury design, and has been featured in Vogue and on the red carpet alongside A-listers like Lupita Nyong’o. Every heirloom-quality item from the 1919-founded company passes on a rich family tradition of enduring affection through all the different stages of life.
According to the collection’s creator, Maria Caruso-Martin, “This collection is a labor of love from beginning to end, aiming to respect the strength of every individual romance.” The collection bearing her name “upholds my grandmother’s unwavering love as it blesses the hands of each lovely woman weaving her own enduring legacy.”
A love letter from Caruso’s grandfather to her grandmother at the turn of the century inspired the Bella Rosa Collection. Letters remained their one constant throughout their covert courting in Italy, his call to active duty, and the ocean separating them when he left to construct a house for them in America. Grandma Rosa eagerly anticipated his weekly letters for 18 years. The two returned together in 1949 to start a family and fulfill their ambition.
Rosa passed away three years later when a jet struck their New Jersey house, leaving just a purse in the wreckage. A letter that her husband had diligently carried about for 30 years contained his marriage proposal.
Caruso wore the first Bella Rosa bridal clutch on her wedding day with a love letter from her fiancé hidden more than 100 years later.
More than a mere accessory, the perennial collection is designed as a staple piece to last a lifetime – the perfect companion for the entire wedding party. Discover personalizable designs created to accompany memorable moments, including the Snow White Satin Bella Clutch ($1,650), the True Love Bella Pearl Clutch ($2,850), and an entirely custom-tailored Made for Me selection. Find gifting treasures like the Rose Quartz Engagement Ring Dish ($355) and handcrafted Wedding Keepsake Box ($1,400).
Browse the Bella Rosa Collection at thebellarosacollection.com and discover how Caruso-Martin gives back, committing a portion of every purchase to charities that empower women worldwide. Follow @_thebellarosacollection on Instagram for timeless wedding and red-carpet style.
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About the Bella Rosa Collection:
Established in 1919 by the enduring love story of the Caruso family and upheld by Maria Caruso-Martin, the Bella Rosa Collection is a premium line of bespoke, heirloom quality clutches and handbags handcrafted to preserve Italian luxury in a small-batch, sustainable fashion. More than a mere accessory, each staple piece is designed to endure throughout a woman’s lifetime, supporting the wealth of memorable moments that create a lasting legacy. The Bella Rosa Collection is guided by the principles of fine craftsmanship, a sustainable supply chain, and a commitment to giving back that underscores a deeper mission toward conscious consumption. Browse the collection at thebellarosacollection.com. Follow @_thebellarosacollection on Instagram for timeless wedding style.