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A century of Scavia on display in Milan

Scavia is a historic jewelery brand in Milan. Founded in 1911, Scavia is one of the showcases that most coincide with the tradition of the Italian city, capital of design. Now the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum presents the exhibition The Golden Century of Scavia. A beauty that enchants, (8-12 November 2023). The exhibition also demonstrates a partnership between the House Museum and the jewelery house. Scavia’s business spans four generations. The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, a late nineteenth-century building in neo-Renaissance style according to the taste of the brothers Fausto and Giuseppe, now owned by the Lombardy Region, is located in the so-called Fashion Quadrilatero of the city, like Scavia.

Gli orecchini Sandra Dia, disegnati nel 1988 per Elizabeth Taylor
The Sandra Dia earrings, designed in 1988 for Elizabeth Taylor

The jewelery Maison was founded by Domenico Scavia, a goldsmith, who moved from Valenza to Milan together with his wife Maria at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the idea of opening a jewelery laboratory, still active, in a building in Corso XXII Marzo . Her daughter Sara then continued her work, supported by her son Fulvio, standing out as one of the few leading women in the Italian goldsmith sector. Today the fourth generation of Scavia is represented by Fulvio and his son Alessandro, who brought a breath of innovation.
Liz Taylor indossa gli orecchini Scavia
Liz Taylor wears Scavia earrings

In the rooms of the Museum, some of the brand’s historic jewels are exhibited, in synergy with the permanent collection, alongside others of recent manufacture, the result of the creative flair of Fulvio Scavia and Alessandro Scavia. Like the Sandra Dia earrings, designed in 1988 for Elizabeth Taylor and which have now become iconic thanks to their unusual and fascinating shape. Or the blonde and black horn and gold necklace, a paradigm of the most classic cuts, the Due coni ring with two diamonds, thanks to which Fulvio Maria Scavia won the first Diamond International Award in 1976. In the exhibition there is no shortage of photographs of archive that traces a century of activity.

An enchanting beauty
8–12 November 2023
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
Via Gesù, 5
20121 Milan
Opening hours:
Wednesday: 1pm-8pm
Thursday and Friday: 1pm-5.45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5.45pm
closed Monday and Tuesday
Full price: €12.00
Reduced and discounts: €9.00

Lavorazione del ciondolo Albero della Vita
Processing of the Tree of Life pendant

Collana Super Oscar ·
Super Oscar necklace

Fulvio Scavia e Sara Scavia nel laboratorio con gli artigiani
Fulvio Scavia and Sara Scavia in the workshop with the artisans
Fulvio Scavia
Fulvio Scavia
Il primo negozio Scavia a Milano
The first Scavia store in Milan
Modella indossa gioielli Scavia
Model wears Scavia jewels
Parure Fil Soie
Parure Fil Soie

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