Born in Caracas, Venezuela, in the last century, Serpico Y Laino has distinguished itself by representing and distributing the most prestigious brands of Swiss watchmaking. In the 1990’s, they decided to expand their collection to include an exclusive line of jewelry crafted by Italian Artisans to the joy of their devoted and new customers. This year, they brought their stunning collections to sophisticated shoppers in South Florida via their new Key Biscayne store. “Our goal is to continue positioning ourselves in the international market as prestigious jewelers by transmitting confidence based on the solids of a historical brand,” says CEO Fernando Chamula. In addition to fine jewelry and watches, they also handle jewelry design, estate jewelry and estate watches, and have a team of watchmakers and jewelers on hand. From platinum welding to resetting stones, they offer a range of repair services for jewelry as well as the experience and skill to repair and restore special timepieces; SerpicoYLaino.us
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.