Janet Torelli's Jewelry for The Table (R) appears in dozens of reputable publications

Better Homes & Gardens

Serving up new style

The look is a la mode; the notion is rooted in tradition. Give the gift of a sterling silver service piece that will be passed from generation to generation. The contemporary style of these classic keepsakes is forward-looking in design and traditional in function-an idea that will be welcomed by the family modernists.

To keep your sterling presentation-perfect:

  • Store silver in the original chamois wrappings or soft cotton bag.
  • Polish you silver pieces with a mild liquid polish, using a 100-percent-cotton cloth. Rinse in mild, soapy water; dry immediately; and polish with a second dry, clean 100-percent-cotton cloth.

Bon Appetit - America's Food and Entertaining Magazine

Bon Appetit - America's Food and Entertaining Magazine

Fusion Cocktails a gala evening featuring sushi and Martinis couldn't be more up-to-the minute. "Spring" sterling silver cocktail pick from the Organica" series by Janet Torelli.

Bon Appetit - America's Food and Entertaining Magazine

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP TO LEFT: "Fleur-de-lis" pie server from Neisman Marcus; gunmetal-gray beaded place mat by Kim Seybert; scroll-design tray by Alessi; "Quintessence" pitcher by Christoph Widmann; "Vintage" tray with black handles by Marquis for Waterford; "Catalpa" leaf-design sterling silver pie server by Janet Torelli; "Fleur-de-lis" cake knife from Neiman Marcus; bead-trimmed napkin by Kim Seybert; and square tray (center) from Saigoniste.

Bon Appetit - America's Food and Entertaining Magazine

Silver Tongs - Both elegant and useful, these delicate handcrafted sterling silver tongs are polished to a glossy shine, like jewelry for the table. "Bubble" tongs by Janet Torelli


This page, clockwise from top: Dalton flute, Calvin Klein, Olive Double-Old-Fashioned glass, Eddanova, Double curl sterling silver martini pick. Janet Torelli. Table cards, rexcraft. Dallas crystal highball glass designed by mangiarotti, Colle Crystal Design . . .

Bride & Bloom - Designs for Weddings and Life

Handcrafted sterling silver "Arrow" cake server, Janet Torelli



Chicago Magazine

Janet Torelli sterling silver Arrow tart server.

Chicago Magazine

Designer Janet Marie Torelli provides appetizing panache in the form of her silver martini picks. The two series of picks - Organica and Ornato - also come in larger sizes for hours d’Oeuvres.

Chicago Tribune

Stick 'em up If Janet Torelli's sterling-silver creations remind you of a pendant or bracelet, it's because jewelry often is the inspiration for the Chicago designer's handcrafted ice tongs, dessert servers and more. Her collection features more than 50 designs

Chicago Tribune Magazine

On the cover. Sterling silver, ginkgo-leaf bonbon server by Janet Torelli

Chicago Tribune Magazine

Janet Torelli ginkgo bonbon server in sterling silver.

Cigar Aficionado

If you're looking to accessorize your cocktails with style, pick the picks from martinipic.com. Janet torelli is an artist in metals who crafts what she calls jewelry for the table. Some of her most arresting works elegantly replace the common toothpick so often found in common martinis. Her sterling silver and stainless steel picks run in the range of styles that recall Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Stirrers, ice tongs and absinthe spoons are also available, and she will customize pieces as well.

The Crafts Report

Forbes Life

A self-taught artisan, Torelli developed her unique sterling silver creations because she couldn't find any commercial designs that suited her. Now numbering more than 50, her pieces marry functionality with whimsy; Torelli likes to refer to them as "jewelry for the table." Shown above, from left to right; Cataalpa pie server; Swirl tomato/vegetable spoon; Ginkgo honey/jam spoon; Window martini picks; and Aspen grilling skewers (made from nickel silver)

Garden Design

Any drinkologist knows perfection is in the details. Garnish your libations with these smart - and - seasonally autumnal - handcrafted sterling-silver Leaves cocktail picks by tableware designer Janet Torelli. Not just for the staking stuffed olives, these also make fabulous hours d’Oeuvres utensils

Golf for Women

Jewelry designer Janet Torelli's sterling silver 19th Hole martini pick makes for a stirring conversation starter.


While preparing for a cocktail party, Chicago artist and hostess Janet Marie Torelli realized that her vintage martini glasses deserved more sophisticated company than unsightly wooden toothpicks. Thus was born the ultimate cocktail accessory: hand-crafted sterling silver picks. Olives have never had it so good. Other Torelli designed jewelry for the drinks tray shown includes Window ice tongs and aspen grillable skewers.


On the cover bubble martini pic courtesy of Janet Torelli

In Network

Tea Tool - The art of tea is in evidence with this delicate ginkgo leaf server by Janet Torelli. Hand-crafted in sterling silver, the delicate tongs come packaged in a sumptuous velvet box, complete with a signature tea blend.

In Style

Objects of desire, where can I find . . . You loved it. Here's how to get it. Please tell me who makes the hors d’Oeuvre picks used at the surprise party Manica and Phoebe threw for Rachel on Friends.

The martini picks, by Janet Torelli, are sterling silver and come in two design series: Ornato (flame, heart, double curl, sword, spear and spade); and Organica (matisse, spring, aspen and ginkgo).


"Party" is a generous description. There are mundane work mixers, gatherings to coronate your realtor's one-millionth Facebook friend and football-watching jamborees of questionable festivity. Then again, designer Janet Torelli could arrange a mid-week affair with Snuggies and a deep-dish pizza, and we would ecstatically county down the hours. A refined hostess and tableware connoisseur, Torelli's fabulous array of handcrafted sterling silver serving and cocktail accessories scintillate with luscious, candle-lit splendor - that creamy, crystalline glamour of a dazzling soiree. What began as the artist's quest for the right embellishments for her tables (and the dilemma of unchaperoned martini olives) is today a chic collection in three moods - Ornato, inspired by vintage wrought-iron; Oranica, a lush interpretation of leaves and Luxe, geometric play with modernity. Each piece the charming reminder that entertaining truly is an art.

Holiday Entertaining - Los Angeles Times Magazine

'Spring' and 'Ginkgo' sterling martini picks by Janet Torelli

Los Angeles Times Magazine - Holiday Gift Guide Issue

Janet Torelli sterling silver ginkgo leaf bonbon server


Local designer Janet Torelli's handcrafted sterling silver martini picks, serving tongs, and grilling skewers make perfect hostess gifts.


Janet Torelli - Sterling silver tableware designer, Jantet Torelli, draws inspiration for her unique, handcrafted designs from architectural and organic forms. However, her inspiration may never have come had it not been for a lack of things desired. "I entertain a lot and collect vintage glassware and antique sterling silverware. I began designing the pieces I could not find - new or antique,: she recounts. As an artist, Torelli sees her works as a marriage of functionality and contemporary elegance for the table; though, she admits some have found the influence of fine jewelry in her designs, "People love my pieces; they love to touch them, put them up to themselves as if they were jewelry." Torelli takes pleasure in her work and enjoys it even more when other also delight in her pieces. "What I like most is when people buy a piece as a gift and need to buy one for themselves, as well." Torelli's collection features over 50 designs: ice tongs, serving tongs, dessert servers, sugar tongs, grillable skewers, martensitic, hors d’Oeuvres pics, etc.

The New York Times

Serving in style: The Victorians invented the sterling silver tomato server; the designer Janet Torelli brought it into the 21st century. The Swirl Tomato Spoon, all handmade


Sterling Sword Martini Pics & Sterling Cocktail Spoon

Traditional Home

Decorative hors d’Oeuvre and martini picks and cocktail stirrers, pick up ice cubes with "Spear" tongs by Janet Torelli