Milan will host an Italian jewellery exhibition next year called “Gioelli per Milano” at the city’s Triennale Design Museum. The jewellery on display has been collected by university lecturer Alba Cappellieri at one of Italy’s most prestigious universities, the Milan Polytechnic University, and the pieces are designed to reflect the city of Milan.
All the pieces have been designed by jewellers from Lombardy, who worked together to create an exhibition dedicated to their capital city. The pieces have all been created specifically for this event and are designed to reflect Milan’s status as a fashion capital, with collaboration from the jewellery sector working together for the first time. See our gallery for some of the pieces on display.
What to spend some money on exclusive Italian jewellery at Christmas time? Here’s the Ferrari diamond pendant by Italian jewellers Damiani, made from 18k white gold and covered in 0.83 carat diamonds. A special team of gemologists selects the diamonds to use to ensure both quality and ethical standards. The chain used is a venetian gold chain and the whole pendant costs 3,980 euros.
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The historic Italian brand of Bulgari will be on display from May 22nd to September 13th for a 125-year anniversary celebrated in the event “Between eternity and history: 1884-2009″ at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. About 500 jewelled objects are on display for the Bulgari anniversary, including watches and precious stones from the Bulgari vintage collection, generally kept by the company itself, or coming from private owners who have donated their pieces for the few months.
The jewells are the central focus of the exhibition, but will appear with a rich collection of documents including the best in Bulgari design, drawings and photos from different eras. The photos include famous artists, aristocrats and renowned customers of Bulgari jewells over the years.
For glamour fans, there is an entire section dedicated to Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” and its characters, such as Anna Magnani and Gina Lollobrigida; and another section dedicated entirely to Elizabeth Taylor and 16 pieces of extraordinary value, which recount the love story with Richard Burton who gave Taylor a diamon and emerald Bulgari brooch at more than 18 carats.
Italian jewellery design is beautiful, unique and expensive, especially if you’re talking about a Giovanni Bosco designed ring worth 24,000 euros. Although it has been officially denied, Barack Obama has thought of this Italian ring as a gift to his wife Michelle, for all her work in supporting him during the presidential campaign, and all the work that is yet to come.
It appears that Michelle is an intelligent woman, prepared to step into the background for the success of her husband. And in recognising this, Barack Obama would splurge out on an expensive Italian ring to show his gratitude. The ring is called “Harmony” and is made from Rhodium (the only metal more precious than gold, silver or platinium) with encrusted diamonds.
I would never be game enough to wear anything like this for fear of scratching it, losing it or being mugged for my watch. And it would be worth it: the Canova from Naloni is an automatic watch, with Swiss mechanism, with a beautiful 18 carat gold casing, and 142 diamonds with a combined 1.52 carats.
While it’s really to show off, it doesn’t lack a little touch of class typical of its toned-down style. The face is made from lovely, simple mother-of-pearl. If you’ve got the funds, it’s available at 9,559 dollars.
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Ike Milano is a young jewellery company, though it has already received some accolades for its distinctive design. This watch, called Sport Gt, has been entirely designed and produced in Italy, with the face reflecting the wheels of a supercar.
Around the diameter, two strips of rubber continue the theme, giving a tyre-track look, while the materials used are all durable with the metal undergoing anti-scratch and anti-corrosion treatment.
The watch band is made from rubber and carbon, giving the watch a lighter feel. The piece sells for about 1,700 euros.
The world of Italian design wouldn’t be complete without watches and challenges seem to stimulate the creative genius of Giuliano Mazzuoli. Uniting love for design and artisan-made pieces, these watches are exclusive for their authenticity, originality, choice of materials and workmanship.
True to the inspiration of their creator, the new Manometro S versions re-interpret a sports style using precious and innovative materials. The 18 carat rose gold of the dial and the bevel, available in brushed or smooth finish, gives some glamour to the grit of the carbon fibre and elegance of the titanium materials used.