Coral, more the precious stones, and more gold: here are the Ciaravolo jewels, Neapolitan jewelry from three generations ♦
Sometimes it is good to leave the big Maison that are on the stage, pushed by the media, to get to know the small but exceptional, goldsmiths who are around Italy. Some of these craft skills are, you know, near Torre del Greco, just steps from Naples. Here from generations are passed down the art of making corals, which over time has evolved to become a top quality jewelry. In short, those few business operator calls with disdain “corallari”, are often of the virtuosos of the chisel and setting, real artists of that precious gift from the sea. This is also the story of Ciaravolo, which has lasted three generations. Started by master engraver of statues and cameos by Vincenzo, it was continued by his son Giuseppe. From simple engraver, Pino Ciaravolo 50 years ago has started to produce jewelry. Today at the helm is Vincenzo, who has earned a reputation that goes beyond national boundaries.
Ciaravolo has found a place in the nearby Centro Goldsmith Tarì Marcianise (Caserta), where at the coral work, it has added that of gold and precious stones. Large chains with pavé diamonds, elaborate earrings that combine the coral stones, sumptuous rings, testify to the long road traveled by that from a small workshop has become a goldsmith really high level. Margherita Donato