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The Standard for Originality and Luxury is Silver Italian Jewelry

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

A good example of this tradition is Fortunato Pio Castellani, who opened his Italian jewelry workshop in Rome around 1814, first creating fashion jewelry from the popular designs. By the 1830s, he had become inspired by the Etruscan discoveries of ancient Italian jewelry. Castellani became the first 19th-century jeweler to create works closely modeled after classical Italian and Greek prototypes, thus creating a new fashion trend.

Castellani was inspired to pursue the ‘granulation’ technique, which was perfected by the Etruscans in the 9th to 4th centuries B.C. and made Italian jewelry of this period so unique. Castellani’s passion for excellence became close to an obsession and resulted in the revival of many ancient techniques which have become some of the greatest contributions to the history of Italian jewelry making.

Fortunato Pio was joined by his two sons, Alessandro and Augusto in the 1850’s, creating and marketing their Italian jewelry designs to local, international patrons, artists and educated tourists visiting Rome. By the 1860s, popular demand for their unique styles, prompted Alessandro Castellani to establish a workshop in Naples in addition to opening shops in London and Paris. The Italian jewelry of this family won widespread acclaim leading to international expositions in Florence, London, and Paris, ultimately becoming the design that every jeweler throughout Europe wanted to duplicate. The fame of Castellani’s designs reached America in 1876, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, and the next year the much-praised Italian jewelry collection was on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The granulation technique used in creating Italian jewelry by the Castellani family and others are just one of many that every aspiring jeweler must learn. The incorporation of fine detailing and meticulous finishing are the foundation for the luxurious effect that is difficult to find in any other jewelry.

Beside the impact of history and tradition, the reputation of Italian jewelry is supported by its quality standards for silver and gold, which are amongst the highest in the world. The silver grade of “925” is not the only consideration taken into account. There is also an extreme amount of care given in the production of the alloy and through each step until the finished jewelry piece is completed. Whether the item is crafted by an individual jeweler or from a large jewelry company, silver Italian jewelry production is treated with passion and respect.

Famous Italy’s Jewelry Brands

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Besides fasion and art, Italy’s jewelry can’t be ignored in jewelry world It always has nature inspiration for jewelry design which is combined with world level high technique perfectly. So, let’s take time to have a look at these famous Italy’s jewelry brands.

BVLGARI antique necklace

Being from famous top jewelry company BVLGARI of Italy, and showing dense classical styles of Greece and Italy, this brand expresses the importance position of function of diamond in jewelry. We always think that color is the key point in design. This idea has being inherited from the Renaissance, at that time, many exaggerated characteristics in color using can be found in jewelry.

BVLGARI antique snake-shape bracelet

Each product of BVLGARI is designed by the top designers and artist who can remind us of most important spirits of the Renaissance. BVLGARI expresses to produce jewelry with platinum instead of golden.

Damiani high quality jewelry accessories

The history of Damiani can be trace back to 1924; the founder Enrico Grassi Damiani founded a small workroom in Valenza Italy. Then luxury jewelry design helped he spread the reputation in a short time and became an effective jewelry designer who was appointed by some potential force people. After his death, the second futurity people added some popular and fashion creative factors and changed the workroom as a jewelry brand. The special Lunette shape diamond setting technique explain its spirit, from 1976, Damiani had won international jewelry praises in succession and gotten more and more admitting, then Damian get a space for the brand.

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