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The Istanboulli dream

Since he was a child in Aleppo, Krikor Istanboulli has been interested in the goldsmith’s art. But his life led him to focus on the trade of precious stones: he began to trade gold and stones between East and West. Arrived in Italy he founded Art.Or, while his brother Arturo created another company, Krisonia, which is a portmanteau between his father’s name, Krikor, and his mother’s, Sonia. The love for jewels, however, did not abandon him and, having established his base in Milan, he founded Istanboulli Gioielli. Given his profession, he was able to supply his Maison with precious stones and gold capable of satisfying even a mahraja. Although he continues to lead the wholesale of precious stones, he has therefore developed a brand that uses the best materials.

Anello Volo in oro e diamanti venduto da Neiman Marcus
Volo ring in gold and diamonds sold by Neiman Marcus

Directing the flow of diamonds, rubies and emeralds is his son Vace, who graduated from GIA. In order not to miss anything, he has also become an expert in pearls, after spending six months working with an Akoya and South Sea wholesaler. He also spent some time in Antwerp, the capital of diamonds. In short, no improvisation, they are professionals here. Valuable help also comes from Zarmine, his daughter, who joined the company in 2003. She does marketing. In short, the work of the Istanboulli family is at the top and now their manufacturing and wholesale companies are among the largest in Italy.

Bracciale in oro rosa e zaffiri
Bracelet in rose gold and sapphires
Orecchini in oro giallo, diamanti e smeraldi
Earrings in yellow gold, diamonds and emeralds
Anello in oro giallo, diamanti e smeraldi
Ring in yellow gold, diamonds and emeralds
Anello in oro rosa e diamanti della collezione Anima
Anello in oro rosa e diamanti della collezione Anima
Vace Istanboulli
Vace Istanboulli

Pomellato high jewelry inspired by Milan

Born in 1967, at the same time as the success of the great Italian fashion houses, the Milanese Pomellato has climbed the steps of success by bringing the concept of prêt-à-porter into jewelry. Luxurious, yet understated. Design, but without exaggerating. Simple shapes but not simplistic. Jewels that immediately appealed to the Milanese ladies and, later, to those of other cities. over the years the ability to interpret a fashion without excesses has crossed the Italian borders in parallel with the identification of Milan as one of the world capitals of design. Pomellato was bought by the French group Kering about ten years ago for this reason.

Anello Castello in oro rosa, diamanti, rubellite
Castello ring in pink gold, diamonds, rubellite

Something has changed since then. Pomellato, thanks to the thrust of the Parisian luxury giant, has been brought to international markets and, in part, has added to its sobriety an increasingly marked flavor of high-end jewels. Now the creative director, Vincenzo Cataldo, has decided to combine the high jewelery line, introduced three years ago, with the echo of the brand’s roots. For this reason, the new collection is inspired by Milan.
Orecchini Terrazza Duomo in oro giallo e diamanti
Terrace Duomo earrings in yellow gold and diamonds

The pieces in the range, which combine precious stones with design tradition, are named after places known to tourists too, such as the Duomo (the neo-Gothic cathedral) or the city’s Castle, but also to the most modern skyscrapers. The collection consists of four lines: Vertical Landscapes, Contemporary Heritage, Creativity on Stage and Terrazza Duomo. One of the most striking pieces is probably the Castello necklace, made up of pink gold plates connected by links studded with diamonds of different shapes: over 28 carats of brilliant, baguette, princess and round cut gems, plus five rubellites for 29 carats. A chain, attached to the choker is removable.

Catena body in oro rosa e diamanti
Body chain in rose gold and diamonds
Collana con catena Lariat in oro e diamanti
Lariat chain necklace in gold and diamonds
Collana Lirica, oro diamanti
Lirica necklace, gold diamonds
Girocollo Terrazza Duomo in oro rosa e diamanti
Terrace Duomo necklace in rose gold and diamonds
Orecchini Castello con diamanti e tanzanite
Castello earrings with diamonds and tanzanite
Orecchini Terrazza Duomo in oro bianco e diamanti
Terrace Duomo earrings in white gold and diamonds
Orecchini Terrazza Duomo in oro rosa e diamanti
errace Duomo earrings in rose gold and diamonds

Busatti 1947, from tradition to innovation

Busatti in Milan is a historic name in jewelry. It has now doubled. A branch of the family has decided to focus decisively on research and innovation and has created its own brand: Busatti 1947. After a few months of life it already boasts a prestigious recognition: second place in the Best in Diamonds Above $40,000 Retail category at Couture Design Awards. Merit, precisely, of a decisive push towards a strong design and a choice of materials that is unusual in many respects. Behind all this are the brothers Lalla and Davide Busatti. The family history goes back to when the grandfather, Antonio Busatti, began traveling to Japan after the Second World War to buy pearls.

Bracciale in alluminio nero, fibra di carbonio, diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Black aluminum bracelet, carbon fiber, diamonds. Copyright: Gioiellis.com

His son, Luigi, continued the business with gems. Lalla (designer) and Davide Busatti (who selects the gems) represent the third generation, who have decided to introduce jewels with their own brand to the precious stones trading business. But, as mentioned, putting a lot of innovation into it. For example, in introducing unusual materials, such as carbon fiber to make a super resistant resin, which is combined with gold and diamonds or cacholong. The high-end jewels have already been presented at the main international jewelery fairs, from Las Vegas to Dubai, Geneva and Hong Kong.

Bracciale realizzato con una speciale resina con fibra di carbonio, oro e diamanti gialli. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Bracelet made with a special resin with carbon fiber, gold and yellow diamonds. Copyright: Gioiellis.com
Collana Tokyo in resina tonalità Royal Zest, diamanti e oro rosa
Tokyo necklace in Royal Zest-tone resin, diamonds and rose gold
Orecchini Tokyo in resina tonalità Royal Zest, diamanti
Tokyo earrings in Royal Zest tone resin, diamonds
Orecchini Cairo con diamanti taglio trilliant e madreperla
Cairo earrings with trilliant-cut diamonds and mother-of-pearl
Lalla e Davide Busatti
Lalla and Davide Busatti

Piero Milano without borders

Who knows why there are jewelers who manage to build a legend around their collections and others, like the Piedmontese brand Piero Milano, who are just as good, but are less bold in communicating it. Sometimes marketing strategies are a little mysterious. Just as it is hard to understand that a brand like Piero Milano is appreciated in stores abroad, has many admirers, but has less recognition in the collective image.

Collezione Eden, anello in oro bianco e full pavé di diamanti
Eden collection, ring in white gold and full pavé diamonds

Yet the Valencian company founded half a century ago by Piero Milano and Luigi Benzi has nothing to envy to many other Maisons that enjoy (sometimes undeserved) celebrity. All right, Piero Milano boasts a good market success, thanks to the ability to interpret the classic jewel, as is the tradition of the goldsmiths of that Piedmontese province. Gold, platinum, diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones: nothing is missing in the vast catalog of proposals, ranging from high jewelery to easy to wear.

Anello flessibile in oro giallo e diamanti della collezione Goa
Flexible ring in yellow gold and diamonds from the Goa collection
Orecchini in oro rosa e diamanti, collezione Goa
Earrings in pink gold and diamonds, Goa collection
Orecchini in oro bianco diamanti e zaffiri realizzati con la tecnica invisible setting
Earrings in white gold, diamonds and sapphires made with the invisible setting technique
Anello in oro rosa con diamanti
Rose gold ring with diamonds
Collana con pendente in oro bianco, diamanti e rubini
Necklace with pendant in white gold, diamonds and rubies

Collector’s watches at Cambi’s auction

Charmed watches for collectors: the Milanese Cambi Casa d’Aste is organizing the sale. The sale is scheduled for Thursday 15 June, in the via San Marco headquarters at 3.00 pm. Up for auction is a collection of unique pieces made by international brands such as Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, along with a number of independent brands.

Rolex sportivo modello Submariner del 1957
Rolex Submariner 1957

Among the top lots there is a neovintage monopusher chronograph made in platinum around 1991 by Daniel Roth with a limited edition of only 16 pieces: it has a dial with satin and guilloché workmanship, Roman numerals and visible caseback (Estimate: 25,000 – 50,000 euros). Another prominent piece is a rare Rolex sports Submariner model from around 1957, in steel with leather strap, glossy black gilt dial, radium buckshot, patent oversized crown, never polished steel case, a rotating bezel with red triangle to signal the at 12. (Estimate: 50,000 – 80,000 euros).

Audemars Piguet in acciaio inossidabile appartenuto all’ex pilota austriaco di Formula Uno Gerard Bergher
Stainless steel Audemars Piguet that belonged to Austrian former Formula One driver Gerard Bergher

There is also a Royal Oak Jumbo D Series from around 1979, produced by Audemars Piguet in stainless steel, and which belonged to the Austrian former Formula One driver Gerard Bergher, winner of ten Grands Prix. The watch has an octagonal case, a Petit Tapisserie blue dial and is accompanied by the original box and guarantee (Estimate: 35,000 – 50,000 euros). Also noteworthy is a rare chronograph with two counters with push buttons signed Omega, Chrono 33.3 model, which stands out for its three-tone gray Lemrich dial, Roman numeral hour digits, manual winding caliber 33.3 and stainless steel case. steel with waterproof screw-down caseback. (Estimate: 12,000 – 18,000 euros).

Omega Chrono 33.3
Omega Chrono 33.3

Finally, another Rolex, the coveted Cosmograph Daytona made in steel around 1965 with an extraordinary Bakelite bezel and millerighe screw-down pushers, a silver Grené dial and contrasting black counters. (Estimate: 55,000 – 80,000 euros).
Rolex Cosmograph Dayton
Rolex Cosmograph Dayton

Author film for the Essenziale by Atelier VM

Jewelery and art-house cinema. The Milanese brand Atelier VM has signed a collaboration with the directors Alberto Caffarelli and Matteo Erenbourg of the Alterazioni Video collective. Objective: to make a film in five episodes L’Essenziale, Welded Love Stories. The link with auteur cinema concerns the selection at the Milan Fashion Film Festival of the video, which according to the authors is a tribute to Jean Luc Godard, the French avant-garde director, one of the prominent names of the Nouvelle Vague who recently passed away. The directors have decided to reproduce some cult scenes from his films. The Essential, on the other hand, is the jewel-symbol of Atelier VM.

Bracciali L'Essenziale
L’Essenziale bracelets

The jewels in the videos are found on the wrists of two women of different generations, probably a grandmother with her granddaughter, while they wash their hands or exchange a caress, or in the arms of two friends (perhaps lovers?) while they read, play and they laze on the terrace, and again on the bodies of two lovers waking up, on the hands of three bewildered friends at the bar and, finally, worn by a girl who lets herself go in a wild and liberating dance.

La locandina del film L'Essenziale
The poster of the film L’Essenziale

A store in Milan for PdPaola

PdPaola’s long march started eight years ago from Barcelona and is now making a stop in Milan. The brand founded by brothers Paola and Humbert Sasplugas has opened a single-brand store in the fastest growing Italian city. It is located in Corso Vercelli 4, one of the major shopping streets. The shop is on two floors and adopts soft colours, floating shelves and circular mirrors. Naturally, the store presents the brand’s novelties and its signature collections such as Letters, Charms and Zodiac, as well as the line of 18-karat gold and synthetic diamond jewelry.

Interno dello store di PdPaola a Milano
Interior of the PdPaola store in Milan

PdPaola already has stores in major Spanish cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, San Sebastián and Palma de Mallorca, as well as London, Puerto Rico, Lima and Riyadh. It recently opened new shop-in-shops in the Spanish luxury department store chain El Corte Inglés. The brand’s jewels are available in 2000 points of sale and in a dozen international markets, including 50 in the United States.

Esterno del negozio PdPaola a Milano
Exterior of the PdPaola store in Milan
Bracciale indossato con charms
Bracelet worn with charms
Ciondolo in argento con placcatura oro
ilver pendant with gold plating

Many jewels up for auction with Cambi

Many quality jewels, from famous brands: there are almost 400 lots that make up the Fine Jewels catalog of the Cambi Auction House. The sale is scheduled for Wednesday 17 May from 11.00 in the Milan office (via San Marco 22, Milan). In the first round of the auction (lots 1/98) period jewels are the protagonists: among the most interesting objects stand out a collection of corals from various periods and origins, a parure of shell cameos depicting famous Italian poets and classical divinities with original case (estimate: 6,000-8,000 euros), and a micromosaic bracelet with views of Rome (9,000-11,000).

Corals and cameos
Corals and cameos

In the second round (lots 99/402) contemporary jewels are on sale, such as the choker from the Serpenti collection by Bulgari (40,000-60,000), a bracelet with amethyst and diamonds by Michele della Valle (6,000-7,000), a convertible diamond sautoir in necklace and bracelets (30,000-40,000) and a bracelet from the Panthère collection by Cartier (10,000-15,000).
Panthère bangle by Cartier
Panthère bangle by Cartier

Among the top lots are a refined tiara in Colombian diamonds and emeralds (20,000-25,000), a ring with a Colombian emerald of approximately 10 carats (50,000-60,000), a brilliant-cut diamond of 3.48 carats (50,000-60,000), a ring with Kashmir sapphire (60,000-80,000) and a brilliant cut diamond of 13.39 carats (70,000-90,000).

Ring with Colombian emerald of about 10 carats
Ring with Colombian emerald of about 10 carats
Ring with a cabochon-cut Sri Lankan sapphire weighing 7.82 carats and diamonds
Ring with a cabochon-cut Sri Lankan sapphire weighing 7.82 carats and diamonds

Contemporary Jewelry returns to the Rossini Gallery

The Milan Design Week, the Fuorisalone and the Salone del Mobile and the now traditional exhibition-contest of the Galleria Rossini dedicated to contemporary jewelery are back. From 15 April to 6 May the finalists of the second edition of the Contemporary Jewelery Contest will be on stage, with the exhibition of over 60 jewels by artists from Italy and abroad, in collaboration with the curators Marina Chiocchetta and Sonia Patrizia Catena. As always, these are jewels-works, unique pieces, made with precious or common materials.

Cristian Visentin, spilla Lace
Cristian Visentin, spilla Lace

On display are the jewels of Thomas Ayers Jewellery, Bodyfurnitures of Gian Luca Bartellone, Frederic Byron Upcycling Phenomenon, Emanuele Cannoletta, Clara D’Onofrio, Ellence, Tami Eyal, Mgioielli of Magda Ferrari, Alessandra Filippelli, Patrizia J., Vanessa Kubach, Melania La Via Textile Art Studio, Mariagioia Maffucci, Elisabetta Nevola unconventional porcelain, Laura Sala, Renata Shaikhislamova Atelier Inter Nos, Tabitha Sowden, Cristian Visentin, Laura Visentin Contemporary Jewelry.
Mariagioia Maffucci, Spilla Reef
Mariagioia Maffucci, Spilla Reef-Flora

The finalists were chosen by two juries, one internal to the gallery and one external, made up of curators, art experts, teachers and designers. The winners, announced on Saturday 15 April, will be awarded a Special Prize which includes the possibility of a personal exhibition in the Rossini Gallery, the opportunity to exhibit at the Bijou Museum in Casalmaggiore, at the Spazio Heart in Vimercate and at the Spazio E in Ghemme. Also on display are the artist’s jewels of Claudia Marchioni, winner of the Rossini Prize, proclaimed during the opening night of Redefining Jewellery, a project that has reached its eighth edition and of which the gallery has been a partner since 2012.

Contemporary jewel
Rossini Gallery
Viale Monte Nero, 58, 20135 Milan
From Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 -19.00

Bracciale di Claudia Marchioni
Bracciale di Claudia Marchioni

Atelier VM chose Errani Studio

Errani Studio, the Milanese communication agency, will take care of the world of media for Atelier VM, a brand born in 1998 in Milan on the initiative of Marta Caffarelli and Viola Naj Oleari. Milestones in the growth of Atelier VM include the first orders from Barneys New York and the opening of the boutique in Piazza Sant’Eustorgio, Milan. In 2007 the two creators moved to via Cesare Correnti, in the Cinque Vie district, a more commercial context where they consolidate the relationship with the territory.

Il bracciale l'Essenziale in oro 18 carati
Il bracciale l’Essenziale in oro 18 carati

L’Essenziale is the name of the bracelet born in 2014 and in 2015 Atelier VM opened the first corner in France in the Le Bon Marché department store in Paris. Then came the second flagship store in Milan in the Brera area, a prestigious store in London in the historic Liberty department store, three corners in the La Rinascente department store in Rome, Turin and Milan and at Nordstrom in New York. In 2020, however, the brand launched its own online store and in 2022 it opened two corners in La Rinascente Florence and Cagliari.
Anello chevalier con impronta digitale personalizzata
Anello chevalier con impronta digitale personalizzata

Art and jewels with the Club degli Orafi at miart

Gold, jewels and art. The bond is tight. This is underlined by the participation of the Club degli Orafi Italia, supported by the governmental agency Ice, at Miart, the international fair of modern and contemporary art which takes place in Milan from 14 to 16 April 2023 in the space of Allianz MiCo, the largest congress center of Europe. Participation takes the form of the Double Face exhibition, which displays the artist’s jewels of eight members of the Club, curated by Alba Cappellieri.

Alba Cappelieri
Alba Cappelieri

The Double Face is not just a metaphor or a narrative device, but an opportunity to investigate and reflect on the double capacity of the jewels on display: precious objects, but also an expression of creativity, innovation and experimentation. From Titian to Anish Kapoor, from Salvador Dali to Cindy Sherman, from Jan Vermeer to Claes Oldenburg and again Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marina Abramovic: there are numerous artists who have explored and investigated diplopia as a reflection on identity in all ages but also on the invisible, the spiritual, illusions or shadows.
Gio' Pomodoro, bracciale, 1980, oro giallo, oro bianco, smalti, zaffiri, diamanti. Photo: Michele Porcari
Gio’ Pomodoro, bracciale, 1980, oro giallo, oro bianco, smalti, zaffiri, diamanti. Photo: Michele Porcari

For this reason, the works have been selected for their dual identities, with the work of artists such as Giò Pomodoro, who created the jewels for Cesari and UnoaErre, and Sergio Fermariello, author of the bracelet for de’Nobili, who here interpreted their respective research in the jewel medium with results of great interest and quality, the Puzzle Arlecchino earrings by Mattioli inspired by Pointillisme and the Carnival of Mirò, the creations by Vhernier, which refer to the elegant and soft shapes of the sculptures by Constantin Brancusi, Max Bill or Barbara Hepworth , or like the transformable necklace by Alfredo Correnti, inspired by the sinuosity of Art Nouveau. They are jewels that explore artistic experimentation, as in the Wave bracelet by Angeletti where the millenary tradition of jewelery meets the innovation of new materials or as in the coral skull by Liverino which is transformed into a sculpture.
Mattioli, anello della collezione Calatrava
Mattioli, anello della collezione Calatrava

Diamonds and jewels up for auction with Bolaffi

About 500 lots with jewels from the nineteenth century to the present day and very diversified auction bases. This is what is included in the catalog of the spring auction of jewelery by Aste Bolaffi on March 28, scheduled in Milan, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (via Andegari 9), while on March 29 it will be in live internet mode on the Aste Bolaffi. www.astebolaffi The sale is preceded by the exhibition open to the public from Friday 24 March until the day of the auction (Sunday excluded) at the Bolaffi headquarters (via Manzoni 7).

Spilla in corallo, diamanti e zaffiro blu di Cartier
Spilla in corallo, diamanti e zaffiro blu di Cartier

The selection of diamonds includes the top lots of the sale, including an unmounted 9-carat diamond, F color, VVS2 clarity, accompanied by a Gia certificate (lot 298, starting price 260,000 euros) and a diamond necklace of 36 total carats of exceptional color and purity (lot 297, base 65,000 euros). Also in the catalog are Tiffany, Bulgari, Cartier and Pomellato jewels and an interesting collection by Orisa Torino from the 1940s to the 1960s.
Collana con zaffiri colorati e diamanti
Collana con zaffiri colorati e diamanti

Collana in oro giallo 18 carati di Pomellato
Collana in oro giallo 18 carati di Pomellato

Girocollo con diamanti, zaffiri, rubini e smeraldi intagliati a forma di foglie
Girocollo con diamanti, zaffiri, rubini e smeraldi intagliati a forma di foglie

In Milan art and jewels by Vasiliki Merianou




Jewels and art, sculpture and bijoux: the marriage is destined to continue. In Milan, the Rossini Gallery is specialized in periodically proposing the work of designers, artists and creatives who engage in the creation of jewels. It is the turn of the Greek artist Vasiliki Merianou (alias Lokta Art) with the Paramonas exhibition (March 23 – April), inspired by the western coast of the island of Corfu and, in particular, by the beach of Paramonas. Vasiliki Merianou won in 2022, the first prize in the 1st edition Contemporary Jewelery competition, organized by the Rossini Gallery. She now exhibits over 30 creations, including jewels and micro sculptures, in this personal exhibition.

Vasiliki Merianou, founder of the Lokta Art brand, who lives and works in Switzerland, offers jewels with defined archaic and organic shapes, with earthy shades such as red, brown or beige, combined with cold tones such as green and blue. The materials used are the most varied: stones, wood, string and paper, poor and heterogeneous elements. On the other hand they are artistic creations.

Rossini Gallery
Viale Monte Nero 58, Milan
from Thursday 23 March to 7 April 2023
times: from Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 – 19.00

Collana di Lotka Art
Collana di Lotka Art







For Breil it is the hour of the single -brand




Remove everything, but not the new single -brand store. Breil, brand of the Binda group, has opened a store that is characterized by the intervention of Seacreative, pseudonym of Fabrizio Sarti, scratch and illustrator. A way to bring a young audience closer. Inside the Seacreative store, he painted a large black and white mural, with a graphic novel style, with the writing Don’t Touch My Breil at the center, which is the historic claim of the watch and steel watches and jewels.

Interno dello store Breil
Interno dello store Breil

The store is located inside the Il Carosello shopping center, in Carugate (Milan) and develops on a total area of 42 square meters, with a large window of 6 x 9 meters large. And, of course, the windows with jewelry and watches.
Esterno dello store Breil
Esterno dello store Breil

For Breil, the single -branding is the opportunity to make available to customers a space of exchange and sharing, a place where the brand expresses itself to the maximum, especially through a unique and exhaustive offer of its universe. The Breil Store supports and integrates the physical distribution on the national territory, represented by the selected and digital dealers through the e-commerce site www.breil.com and the various marketplace. It is a strengthening of our consumer services, for us always at the center of each action.
Marialba Consoli, Breil marketing manager

SeaCreative (Fabrizio Sarti) al lavoro
SeaCreative (Fabrizio Sarti) al lavoro







Antonella Ferrara’s unique pieces




Gold, silver, natural stones and pearls, with the ambition of becoming wearable sculptures. They are the result of the work of Antonella Ferrara, who has a long (35 years) activity behind her. After studying goldsmith sculpture in Milan, Antonella Ferrara creates jewels in her studio-laboratory. At the center of her creative universe is the creation of micro-sculptures using gems and opals. They are all unique pieces with decorative, figurative elements that evoke modern symbols and historical references and constitute a thematic segment of her production, linked to her artistic experience.

Anello in oro con rubino
Anello in oro con rubino

Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and brooches are inspired by wide-ranging themes, such as the Galaxia collection, or Treasures of the Sea, Ancestralia, but also the Wonders of the Earth. An example of the sources of inspiration is the mother-of-pearl medallion with a fantasy figure and inspired by the mythological element of the Greek divinity Aschepio, Aesculapius in Latin, symbol of health sciences and wisdom.
Collana con pendente in argento e oro, smalto
Collana con pendente in argento e oro, smalto

Anello con diamanti e perla scaramazza
Anello con diamanti e perla scaramazza
Orecchini Ethnos con oro e perle
Orecchini Ethnos con oro e perle
Medaglione con oro e madreperla
Medaglione con oro e madreperla
Orecchini con gocce di opale e oro sabbiato
Orecchini con gocce di opale e oro sabbiato

Anello di Antonella Ferrara
Anello di Antonella Ferrara







Calestani’s rock silver




Soon it will be a silver anniversary. The marriage that has lasted for 30 years, however, is that between Claudio Calestani and his Milanese workshop, where he handcrafts rings, bracelets, but also silver buckles, his specialty. Calestani, however, is not just any jeweler: his style is very recognizable due to the connotation of the jeweler’s passions, rock, motorcycles and martial arts, which characterize his production. Furthermore, it is a profession that is also a family legacy: in Casalmaggiore (Cremona) the grandfather was one of the founders, a century ago, of the gold-plated Federal Goldsmiths Association and the United Factories.

Bracciale in argento a maglie regolabili con cuori e serpenti
Bracciale in argento a maglie regolabili con cuori e serpenti

Some symbols recur in Claudio Calestani’s production, such as the snake, which is also the icon of the Maison. Rings and bracelets are solid and voluminous, with rounded shapes, in some cases with burnished metal that adds volume and thickness to silver jewellery. The chains are sturdy, with links that add a special texture to the metal.
Anello a forma di elmetto spartano
Anello a forma di elmetto spartano

Bracciale serpenti in argento
Bracciale serpenti in argento
Bracciale in argento con cuori e serpenti
Bracciale in argento con cuori e serpenti
Anello a spirale con dettaglio in bronzo
Anello a spirale con dettaglio in bronzo

Anello in argento con simbolo del serpente
Anello in argento con simbolo del serpente

Claudio Calestani
Claudio Calestani







The precious secrets of Dreamboule




Dreams have surprising shapes, unpredictable developments, color sensations. And the jewels of the Milanese Maison Dreamboule are like dreams captured within small stages. Miniature shows, to be worn like a jewel. The rings conceived by Ben Crocco, a designer-entrepreneur who has a long experience in Geneva in the fine watchmaking sector, are unique in the world of jewelry. As evidenced by the new My Secret Glasshouse Limited Edition collection, presented at Vicenzaoro together with a line for men (which we will discuss shortly). These are small and efficient micro worlds synthesized into extraordinarily creative jewels.

Anello Spider
Anello Spider

The Glasshouse collection is a new variation on the theme introduced by Dreamboule: transparent spheres enclosing precious creatures. In this case, the Maison has used the special Nanosital glass: it is an optically transparent material, which is formed by the crystallization of glass and has superior physical and chemical properties compared to traditional crystal. It is also a material specifically optimized for jewelery and is very resistant (at 7 on the Mohs scale), plus it is faceted and scratch resistant. This transparent surface contains a secret world of insects. The bubbles hide an openable mechanism that contains the goldsmith’s synthesis of bees, dragonflies or cicadas made of gold, diamonds, sapphires, amethysts, topaz and so on. You won’t find any other jewelry like it.
Anello Cricket
Anello Cricket

Anello Dragonfly
Anello Dragonfly
Anello Grasshopper
Anello Grasshopper
Anello Firefly
Anello Firefly

Anello Rhinoceront
Anello Rhinoceront

Anello della collezione My Secret Glasshouse di Dreamboule. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Anello della collezione My Secret Glasshouse di Dreamboule. Copyright: gioiellis.com







Jewels, stones and moissanite by Malossi Gemmecreate

Malossi Gemmecreate jewelry, strictly with synthetic stones, but with real gold ♦ ︎

The stones created in the laboratory have convinced an increasing number of designers and women. They are now a reality also used by the great Maison and by avant-garde designers. However, there are those who can claim a primogeniture, such as Malossi Gemmecreate. The name already contains the aesthetic program of the small jewelry company in Milan.

Anello con rubino sintetico
Anello con rubino sintetico

The story tells that it was 1999 when, unique in Italy and with a pioneering spirit, Alberto and Luisa Malossi decided to propose a different way of conceiving the luxury of precious stones: synthetic gems. A novelty that in those years was viewed with suspicion. But that, according to the story of the two jewelers, was immediately acknowledged by the final customer, who sees in the stones created in the laboratory the occasion to show off jewels of great impact at lower prices. This aspect is then added to a consideration of a social nature, such as a lower display of luxury and environmental impact.

Malossi Gemmecreate, bracciale con zaffiri di laboratorio
Malossi Gemmecreate, bracciale con zaffiri di laboratorio

In addition to offering synthetic emeralds, rubies, sapphires and Alexandrites, Malossi Gemmecreate is the Italian distributor of Moissanite Charles & Colvard (a synthetic stone that looks like diamond) and the only manufacturer of yellow synthetic diamonds. While the stones of Malossi Gemmecreate are declaredly created in the laboratory, the gold used is natural and 18 carat.

Pendente con smeraldo sintetico
Pendente con smeraldo sintetico

Anello con zaffiro sintetico
Anello con zaffiro sintetico

Una pietra di moissanite sintetica
Una pietra di moissanite sintetica






Bianca Baykam, in Milan gems and charm of the Orient




Marina Salerno belongs to the category of women who have changed their lives: they enjoy designing jewels more than holding important roles in the business world. And for this reason, in 2019 you founded the Bianca Baykam brand in Milan. After graduating in Economics and Commerce in Padua, the role of junior marketing manager at Nestlé and then as head of marketing at Relight, the manager abandoned sales strategies and embraced her passion, also thanks to the diploma in gemology obtained at ‘Igi, Italian Gemological Institute.

Bracciale con ametista, quarzo rosa, calcedonio verde, pietra di luna, radice di rubino
Bracciale con ametista, quarzo rosa, calcedonio verde, pietra di luna, radice di rubino

The new life coincided with the launch of Bianca Baykam, a name that coincides with that of her daughter, while her surname is that of her ex-husband, the entrepreneur of Turkish origin Gokhan Baykam. And right in the Istanbul bazaar, says the designer, she discovered her passion for jewelry. Probably also for this reason, the collections of the Milanese Maison are defined as a marriage between Italian savoir faire and the charm of Ottoman and Byzantine culture. The jewels, however, do not have an oriental shape: the design is rather simple, pleasant, suitable for everyday life. Bianca Baykam jewels are in 925 silver plated 18-karat rose gold or in natural colour, made in the Arezzo district. There is no shortage of semi-precious gems, such as topaz, tourmaline, amethyst, chalcedony, opal, carnelian, peridot, labradorite, amazonite or quartz, which testify to the designer’s passion for gems.
Anello in argento placcato oro con tormalina rosa
Anello in argento placcato oro con tormalina rosa

Bracciale con quarzo rosa, tormalina rosa, topazio azzurro, quarzo fumé, prasiolite, peridoto
Bracciale con quarzo rosa, tormalina rosa, topazio azzurro, quarzo fumé, prasiolite, peridoto
Marina Salerno
Marina Salerno
Orecchini con labradorite
Orecchini con labradorite
Orecchini con quarzo fumé, corniola, quarzo rosa e calcedonio azzurro
Orecchini con quarzo fumé, corniola, quarzo rosa e calcedonio azzurro
Orecchini con quarzo rosa, calcedonio azzurro, topazio london
Orecchini con quarzo rosa, calcedonio azzurro, topazio london
Orecchini con quarzo rosa, tormalina rosa e prasiolite
Orecchini con quarzo rosa, tormalina rosa e prasiolite







Faraone Casa d’Aste: diamonds and a Cartier bracelet on top




A single diamond not mounted on a ring was the top lot of the sale organized by Faraone Casa d’Aste in Milan. Jewellery, together with watches and luxury goods, totaled a total of 1.2 million euros, approximately 105% of the estimated value. A positive balance, therefore, which added to that of the auction held in May, marks +35% compared to the result of the two auctions in 2021. The protagonist was a 3.41-carat diamond, estimated at 30,000 euros and awarded for 50,000. A pair of brooches with sapphires and diamonds also stands out, sold for 13,000 euros, but with an estimate of 5,000. A solitaire ring in white gold, with a 3.12-carat round brilliant-cut diamond was auctioned for 26,000 against the 18,000 estimate, and a brooch in 9-carat rose gold, but with an octagonal emerald of 12.20 carats, arrived at 12,000 euros against the starting 1,500.

Diamante taglio brillante di 3,41 carati
Diamante taglio brillante di 3,41 carati

Also sold well were a platinum ring with a minor oil Colombian emerald weighing 3.60 carats, surrounded by diamonds (24,000), and a double-strand choker with natural saltwater pearls (27,000), a rigid yellow gold bracelet and white and diamonds (20,000) and a platinum ring signed Sabbadini with a cushion diamond of 8.45 carats, is sold for a value of 78,000 against the 50,000.00 estimate. Finally, a Cartier Chimere Open Bangle in yellow gold that started at 8,000 euros reached 77,000.
Coppia di spille in platino e oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti navette, baguette e tapered per circa 6,80 carati. Al centro zaffiri carrè invisible set per  circa 5,20
Coppia di spille in platino e oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti navette, baguette e tapered per circa 6,80 carati. Al centro zaffiri carrè invisible set per circa 5,20

Open Bangle Chimere di Cartier in oro giallo
Open Bangle Chimere di Cartier in oro giallo
Spilla in oro rosa 9 carati con smeraldo ottagonale di 12,20 carati
Spilla in oro rosa 9 carati con smeraldo ottagonale di 12,20 carati
Anello in platino con smeraldo colombiano minor oil di 3,60 carati
Anello in platino con smeraldo colombiano minor oil di 3,60 carati
Anello con diamanti di 3,12 carati
Anello con diamanti di 3,12 carati

Bracciale rigido in oro giallo e bianco e diamanti
Bracciale rigido in oro giallo e bianco e diamanti







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