A popular designer of Jewelry well known in Torre del Greco, Capri and New York Roberto Faraone Mennella has passed away. Roberto Faraone Mennella was reported to have died at the age of 48 after a long battle with cancer. Sunny, charming, classy person, designer of high jewelry originally from Torre del Greco, together with his friend Amedeo Scognamiglio he brought his creations all over the world.

Born and raised in the XVII family estated in Torre del Greco, Italy Roberto Faraone Mennella started off his career in 2001 when he partnered with his long-time childhood friend, Amedeo Scognamiglio, to create a fine jewelry line called Faraone Mennella by R.F.M.A.S.

Roberto Faraone Mennella moved to New York city to acquire a degree in desigh marketing at Parsons The New School for Design. He graduated from the University of Naples Federico II where studied law.

The creative duo RFMAS landed in the US in 2001 to break through the world of jewelry, after London, New York, Los Angeles, Beijing and Hong Kong, opened the first Italian boutique in Capri in via Fuorlovado in 2012.

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Roberto Faraone Mennella laucnhed his Fashion jewelry collections in 2013. He sold exclusively on Home Shopping Network in the United States and on QVC internationally.

A fascinating story that of Roberto and Amedeo who started from the artisanal realization of a small sample of precious items up to the red carpet of the major world events. On Capri, Roberto organized a large party in early summer together with Amedeo.

And it was Amedeo, who remained close to him until the last moment, who gave the sad news this morning through social networks. “My best friend, my rock, my mentor, my ‘eyes’, my first date and infinite love is now light”. “Robu is finally free, healthy, smiling, he is happily designing jewelry in his new home in heaven” added Amedeo in the moving memory, specifying that the last greeting in private form will take place in the chapel of his family.

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Tributes flood social media.

Devastated on hearing the sudden demise of Roberto, his friend wrote lengthy post on Facebook sharing the moments he had with late Roberto

“My best friend, my rock, my mentor, my “eyes”, my first date and endless love is now Light. Roberto Faraone Mennella won his war against cancer, this morning at 3am, hugged and embraced by me, Renato his Dad, and our angel friend @chiara_centioni : Robu is finally free, healthy, smiling, happily sketching jewels and interiors in his new home in Heaven. He wanted to go before me, so that when my time comes our house and showroom in the sky will be ready to welcome me and my mess. Following Roberto’s last wishes, there will be a very small private service in his family’s Chapel. Elegant and discreet forever. Thank you all for your messages: I will try to respond to each and everyone as soon as I find some peace of mind again.”