Maryann Scandiffio Schanck grew up in a small quaint town just outside of Boston, MA. She acquired her Bachelor’s Degree at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) in New York City, where she began designing jewelry at the kitchen table of her studio apartment. She took several post graduate jewelry design courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and later studied at The Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA, where she earn her GG.
Mair Jewelry was her first company born in 1989 and Maryann’s designs began to sell in more than fifty retail boutiques, galleries and department stores throughout the country. Her designs have been featured in national trade magazines, local publications, books and Maryann has been on television shows discussing her work.
2012 Maryann changed her company name to Maryann Scandiffio Jewelry Design. The love for jewelry, gemstones and design continues to be her life long passion!