“A passion for the Italian artisanal tradition…
timeless art continuously being reinterpreted”.
We are fond of our country’s antique artistic excellences and we are thus dedicated to enhance and respect Italy’s artisanal tradition which resists every attempt at serial standardization. Our creativity entrusted to the experience and talent of a select group of artisans, gives life to an infinite combinations of unique shapes and hues that characterize our handcrafted, colourful and light ornaments.
In the passementerie ateliers threads of silks, cottons and natural viscose are tinted, folded and interwoven with antique looms or hand braided into complex and unique designs which terminate with a single stitch. An artisan needs two hours to prepare the base for a necklace, earring or bracelet component, ultimately being followed by the interlacing and threading of stones and pearls.
“A new life is given to an art that can enhance a profile, a wrist or a décolleté”.
For what concerns the cameos, we have respected the eminent Torre del Greco tradition. The skilled craftsmen select, cut and hand carve Sardonyx shells, masterfully depicting our minute and detailed designs. The natural chromatic contrast of the shell’s double layer gives each cameo a refined and unique character.
It is also in Torre del Greco where the artisans prepare the base of our lava creations: the intimate essence of the Earth. The Vesuvian lava is cut, smoothed and polished and adorned with gold designed motifs. The combination of the two materials expresses the quintessence of nature’s evolution.
Inspired by the antique miniature jewels, we have designed decorative representations of different artistic movements, historical moments or simply of nature’s beauty. We gave life to these motifs by applying a new cold polishing technique on natural cotton. The designs are framed with burnished, rose or gold plated silver finished with passementerie and coloured jades.