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How to evaluate the pavé of your jewels

Can you realy judge the pavé of your jewel? Pavé is the most used technique in jewelry, but few really know how it is made. Read how to evaluate the pavé stones on your jewels ♦

There are jewellery composed of gems so close to each other that it seems a continuous surface: is the effect of a pavé done perfectly, which transforms a flower, an insect or any shape in an object of unique harmony. The outcome is the result of many hours of work and great skills. Of course, recognize the best one is not difficult, just a certain sensitivity, but understand why it is so special makes the experience even more satisfying. Here a few examples of fine jewelry to get to know this technique: basically learn a bit more also helps to make better choices and make an informed purchase.

Plumettes, bracciale in oro bianco e pavé di diamanti by Dior
Plumettes, white gold and diamond pavé bracelet by Dior

The technique

Conical holes are dug in the metal where insert the stones, that are subsequently blocked (set) with tiny balls obtained engraving with a chisel (scorper) the excavated material on the sides of the stone. It is clear that it is a job, the one done handmade by the jewel setter, very neatly. The shortest distance between stones requires greater skill and care, which increase the cost of production. Vice versa wider spaces filled with these tiny balls indicate the opposite. But not only: the throng around the stone often provides an effect of overall confusion that the experts define by the word dirty.

Michele della Valle, spilla con pavé di zaffiri La Rose de Bourbon
Michele della Valle, La Rose de Bourbon sapphire pavé brooch

The Tubetto collection by De Grisogono is a textbook example: the blacks diamond of the ring below, although of different dimension, are all on the same level. It is the ability of the stone setter to ensure that larger gems not protrude too much and small ones remain in evidence, and that requires the groove depth must be calculated to the nearest millimeter, operation even more difficult when they are of different sizes. Moreover, the tiny balls that hold the stones are nearly invisible in pictures like this where the object is much zoomed.

Anello Tubetto con diamanti neri della ormai scomparsa Maison svizzera de Grisogono
Tubetto ring with black diamonds from the now closed Swiss Maison de Grisogono

Here two more examples of admirable invisible setting, the Camaleonte by Vhernier and the American flag earrings by Michele della Valle. Getting this kind of quality is much more difficult with colorless diamonds on white gold, because with colored stones, if the base is good, you can improve the pavé by coloring the metal. Furthermore, in these two cases the pavé is continuous, does not have metal slabs that circumscribe it, but wraps the setting. Detail which increases the difficulty and the execution time.

Vhernier, spilla Camaleonte con pavé di diamanti bianchi, sugilite, giada nera, opale arlecchino, cristallo di rocca
Vhernier, Chameleon brooch with pavé white diamonds, sugilite, black jade, harlequin opal, rock crystal
Michele della Valle, orecchini american flag con zaffiri, spinelli e diamanti
Michele della Valle, American flag earrings with sapphires, spinels and diamonds

Below is interesting to note the elegance of details: the tiny balls are in yellow or black gold depending on the color of the stones; in the second image instead, a mixed technique: the points on plate (cylinders applied on the metal instead of balls engraved with chisel) in the center and pavé on the sides.

De Grisogono dettaglio ciondolo
De Grisogono, detail of a pendant

Other examples of high all Italian handicraft: Drapes ring by Palmiero with stones of equal size despite the drape, and the Pom Pom bracelet by Pomellato.

Palmiero anelli Drapes
Palmiero, Drapes rings
Pomellato, bracciale PomPom
Pomellato, PomPom bracelet

Finally, always from Pomellato an example of pavé of line Sabbia, where seems that in the design phase at computer the space required to place the stones and tiny balls are pointed out without having to perform by hand  to get this precise effect. Monica Battistoni

Pomellato, anello Sabbia
Pomellato, Sabbia ring

Palmiero, an explorer in high jewelery

High jewelery signed Palmiero, an explorer in the world of precious design. To which are added equally valuable watches ♦ ︎
It seems that the surname Palmiero has an ancient origin. He designated Christian pilgrims who had gone to Palestine in the Middle Ages, a land of palm trees. Palmiero became the name of a palm bearer. Perhaps the origins of family names are of little importance, but in the case of Carlo Palmiero, founder of the Palmiero Jewelery Design brand, there is some connection. In fact, 30 years ago, Carlo Palmiero went on a pilgrimage on a difficult journey, that of high jewelery. But without limiting himself to a courtesy visit: in Valenza, in the company that bears his name, he infused the taste of discovery, of adventure. As a true courageous pilgrim in search of the sacred Grail of design.

Anello della collezione Rise of Sun in oro e diamanti
Ring from the Rise of Sun collection in gold and diamonds

The jewels of Palmiero, thanks to the drive towards the discovery of new horizons, are exceptional pieces, as evidenced by the latest creations of the Maison. For example,Dancing Soul Collection, a necklace with a flexible core recorded in white gold with diamonds and rubies. Or Melting Colors, earrings in white diamonds and degradé pink sapphires on white gold, earrings in white, colored diamonds and semiprecious stones on white gold: wearing the jewel the parts move alternately. Or the Rise of Sun collection, where the sun’s rays are interpreted by folds of the gold surface, illuminated by cascades of diamonds.
Palmiero, anello della collezione Rise of Sun indossato
Palmiero, ring from the Rise of Sun collection. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Anello Rise of Sun in oro, diamanti, smalto rosso
Rise of Sun ring in gold, diamonds, red enamel

Orecchini Rise of Sun in oro, diamanti
Rise of Sun earrings in gold, diamonds
Collana e anello Rise of Sun
Rise of Sun necklace and ring. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Carlo Palmiero
Carlo Palmiero. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Flower shaped jewelry

Jewels and flowers: an eternal bond, but that each jeweler interprets in his own way. Here are the jewels of flower power ♦
The link between flowers and jewelry is longstanding: flower power in jewelry is not a new discovery, as happens now in fashion. Maybe because petals and pistils are a source of inspiration, they do not set limits to the imagination, to the use of colors and shapes. A real godsend for any creative, insomuch as every year the floral theme is one of the coolest trends. In short, it never goes out of fashion and with a good reason, because often the results are amazing. Some examples: the collection of fine jewelry Secret Garden by Faberge, a triumph of precious stones surrounded by leaves of carved jade, that look like a bouquet of flowers.

Anello a forma di fiore in titanio, opale di fuoco, diamanti gialli, tsavorite. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Titanium Flower Ring, Fire Opal, Yellow Diamonds, Tsavorite by Aso Leon. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Or the corolla collier by Pasquale Bruni, a soft lawn buds, in white diamonds and morganite. The ring Lily of the Masterpieces collection by Damiani There is also a branch of a cherry tree, a pink explosion that wraps around the finger with the opened ring by Moorphée Joaillerie or the intricate and climbing bracelet-ring by Wendy Yue.

Wendy Yue, bracciale-anello con diamanti neri e fancy, zaffiri blu e rosa, tsavoriti e opali
Wendy Yue, bracelet-ring with black and fancy diamonds, blue and pink sapphires, tsavorites and opals

And, yet, the Tree of Life in the earrings by Annushka, the fleshy orchid by Carrera y Carrera and the delicate one by Autore. All pieces of the highest craftsmanship. But if you want something more simple as a shepe but the same high-impact, Asprey now proposes its classic brand icon, Heritage Daisy stud earrings  with petals that fade in the diamonds pistil. Monica Battistoni

Pendente per collana o spilla con diamante rosa vivido e coccinella con zaffiro cabochon
Gimel’s Vivid Pink Diamond Ladybug and Sapphire Cabochon Necklace Pendant or Brooch Pendant
Spilla Fiore di Suzanne Belperron, in calcedonio, diamanti, zaffiri su oro bianco
Flower brooch by Suzanne Belperron, in chalcedony, diamonds, sapphires on white gold
Anello con fiore arcobaleno con diamanti gialli e bianchi
Rainbow flower ring with yellow and white diamonds by DiaColor
Paolo Piovan, fiore con petali in opale e diamanti su oro bianco
Paolo Piovan, fiore con petali in opale e diamanti su oro bianco
Kelly Xie, Fiore di loto
Kelly Xie, Fiore di loto
Damiani, anello Giglio, in oro rosa con diamanti bianchi, smeraldi, zaffiri e rubini che sfumano dal fucsia al rosa chiaro
Damiani, anello Giglio, in oro rosa con diamanti bianchi, smeraldi, zaffiri e rubini che sfumano dal fucsia al rosa chiaro
Paula Crevoshay, spilla a forma di fiore con zaffiri orange e gialli
Paula Crevoshay, spilla a forma di fiore con zaffiri orange e gialli
Anello con doppio fiore in oro bianco, diamanti bianchi e fancy di diverso taglio
Crivelli, anello con doppio fiore in oro bianco, diamanti bianchi e fancy di diverso taglio
Anelli a forma di fiore in oro e pietre preziose
Artur Sholl, anelli a forma di fiore in oro e pietre preziose
Roberto Coin, Garden Collection anello in oro giallo e brunito con diamanti bianchi e brown, morganite, granati verdi, ametista e zaffiri gialli e neri
Roberto Coin, Garden Collection anello in oro giallo e brunito con diamanti bianchi e brown, morganite, granati verdi, ametista e zaffiri gialli e neri
Collezione Stelle in fiore, anelli con diamanti bianchi, neri e champagne
Pasquale Bruni, collezione Stelle in fiore, anelli con diamanti bianchi, neri e champagne
Autore, collana Orchid collection con perle South Sea Keshi bianche, zaffiri verdi e diamanti rosa pallido, bianchi e brown
Autore, collana Orchid collection con perle South Sea Keshi bianche, zaffiri verdi e diamanti rosa pallido, bianchi e brown
Palmiero, Flower Collection, anelli in oro bianco con diamanti bianchi, zaffiri e pietre semi preziose
Palmiero, Flower Collection, anelli in oro bianco con diamanti bianchi, zaffiri e pietre semi preziose
Morphée Joaillerie, anello in oro rosa con diamanti incolori, zaffiri e opali rosa
Morphée Joaillerie, anello in oro rosa con diamanti incolori, zaffiri e opali rosa
Annoushka, orecchini The Dream Catcher in oro rosa, diamanti e madre perla, raffiguranti l’Albero della vita con fiori e uccellini
Annoushka, orecchini The Dream Catcher in oro rosa, diamanti e madre perla, raffiguranti l’Albero della vita con fiori e uccellini
CarreraYCarrera1
Carrera y Carrera, bracciale Orquídeas in oro giallo, diamanti e rubini
Iligiz Fazulzyanov, anello da cocktail White Poppies in oro giallo, alexandrite e smalto
Iligiz Fazulzyanov, anello da cocktail White Poppies in oro giallo, alexandrite e smalto
Asprey, orecchini Daisy Heritage in oro giallo, zaffiri gialli taglio marquise e pavé di diamanti; oro bianco, acquamarine taglio marquise e pavé di diamanti
Asprey, orecchini Daisy Heritage in oro giallo, zaffiri gialli taglio marquise e pavé di diamanti; oro bianco, acquamarine taglio marquise e pavé di diamanti

Four more brands for Haute Jewels Geneva




Haute Jewels Geneva attracts new jewelery Maisons. Started quietly in 2019 with the presence of four brands, the event founded and organized by the CEO of Yoko London, Michael Hakimian, has expanded. For the 2023 edition at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva from Sunday 26 March to Sunday 2 April, four other jewelery brands are expected: Pasquale Bruni, Karen Suen, Busatti 1947 and Casato. The new arrivals will join the 18 brands already present in 2022 and which have confirmed their presence for the new edition: Yoko Londra, Roberto Coin, Sutra, Crivelli, Bayco, Eto Maria, Stenzhorn, Marco Bicego, Mariani, Palmiero, Picchiotti, Gorgoglione , Hans D.Krieger, Leo Pizzo, Verdi, Annamaria Cammilli, Sicis, Baraka.

Haute Jewels Geneva. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva. Copyright: gioiellis.com

We are delighted to welcome four unique brands to the Haute Jewels Geneva family. After a very successful event in 2022, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to grow the Haute Jewels Geneva concept with the addition of these brands.
Michael Hakimian

Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London. Copyright gioiellis.com
Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London. Copyright gioiellis.com

Haute Jewels Geneva was born on the ashes of the dissolution of Baselworld and in conjunction with the other major event in the Swiss city, Watches and Wonders, dedicated to the world of haute horlogerie, which this year is held from 27 March to 2 April. Haute Jewels Geneva, organized inside the hotel overlooking the lake, is an appointment dedicated to discretion in a soft environment. Although Haute Jewels Geneva has grown since its inception, the organizers note, «one of its main objectives remains to remove the formality from the traditional trade fair experience, offering a relaxed atmosphere for both customers and exhibitors to discover exclusive jewelery designs».
Anello in titanio con smeraldo colombiano incastonato un cristallo di rocca
Busatti Milano, anello in titanio con smeraldo colombiano incastonato un cristallo di rocca

Georgina Rodriguez con girocollo di Pasquale Bruni
Georgina Rodriguez con girocollo di Pasquale Bruni

Casato, anello della collezione Daphne
Casato, anello della collezione Daphne

Gioielli di Karen Suen
Gioielli di Karen Suen







Haute Jewels Geneva returns on March 26th




Haute Jewels Geneva, come back. There are 18 jewelry brands that will participate in the event to be held at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva from March 26 to April 2, 2023. Haute Jewels Geneva is an idea of Michael Hakimian, CEO of Yoko London, who wanted to react in this way to his death of Baselworld. For this reason, the appointment in Geneva takes place in parallel with Watches and Wonders, dedicated to high jewelery, which in 2023 will take place from March 27 to April 2. Also in the hotels of the city, there are also other jewelry brands.

Haute Jewels Geneva, gioielli esposti. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva, gioielli esposti. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Haute Jewels Geneva, however, is organized as an event in itself. Also in 2023 is confirmed the participation of Yoko London, Roberto Coin, Crivelli, Sutra, Bayco, Eto Maria, Stenzhorn, Marco Bicego, Mariani, Palmiero, Picchiotti, Gorgoglione, Hans D. Krieger, Leo Pizzo, Verdi, Annamaria Cammilli, Barakà and Sicis.

Ingresso a Haute Jewels Geneva 2022
Ingresso a Haute Jewels Geneva 2022
Il taglio inaugurale del nastro a Haute Jewels Geneva 2022
Il taglio inaugurale del nastro a Haute Jewels Geneva 2022
Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London. Copyright gioiellis.com
Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London. Copyright gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva al Fairmont Grand Hotel. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva al Fairmont Grand Hotel. Copyright: gioiellis.com






Haute Jewels Geneva, positive balance




The idea worked. The report of Haute Jewels Geneva, which was held at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva in conjunction with Watch & Wonders in the Swiss city on Lake Geneva, had a positive response. The event was attended by 18 big names in jewelry: Yoko London, Roberto Coin, Crivelli, Sutra, Bayco, Eto Maria, Stenzhorn, Marco Bicego, Mariani, Palmiero, Picchiotti, Gorgoglione, Hans D. Krieger, Leo Pizzo, Verdi, Annamaria Cammilli , Barakà and Sicis.

Haute Jewels Geneva. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva. Copyright: gioiellis.com

The 2022 edition of Haute Jewels Geneva was an unequivocal success. We believe the triumph of this show marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the jewelry industry. Smaller commercial events composed of like-minded brands can offer a more focused, more enjoyable and beneficial luxury experience for both brands and visitors. We look forward to the 2023 edition of Haute Jewels Geneva.
Michael Hakimian, CEO of Yoko London and Event Founder

Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London. Copyright gioiellis.com
Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London. Copyright gioiellis.com

The success of the “mini Baselword” is also due to the selection of brands and the atmosphere offered by the location. In the same hotel, although outside the Haute Jewels Geneva, there were also two other brands: Piero Milano and Dolce & Gabbana, an aspect that has probably contributed to attracting visitors.

Haute Jewels Geneva, gioielli esposti. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva, gioielli esposti. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Haute Jewels Geneva al Fairmont Grand Hotel. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva al Fairmont Grand Hotel. Copyright: gioiellis.com







In 18 for Haute Jewels Geneva




The time has come for the small Baselworld of jewelry, as some have dubbed it. From March 30 to April 5, at the Fairmont Grand Hotel in Geneva, 18 great names in jewelry give life to Haute Jewels Geneva. This is an event born after the evaporation of Baselworld and in conjunction with Watches and Wonders, a fair centered on fine watchmaking that takes place on the same days in the Swiss city. A first experiment had already been organized in 2019, but with only four exhibitors and with the subsequent suspension due to the covid. Now, however, the organizers led by Michael Hakimian, CEO of Yoko London, are back and with greater participation.

Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London. Copyright gioiellis.com
Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London. Copyright gioiellis.com

In all, therefore, the brands present at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva are 18, with a majority of Italian Maison: Yoko London, Roberto Coin, Sutra, Crivelli, Bayco, Etho Maria, Stenzhorn, Marco Bicego, Mariani, Palmiero, Picchiotti, Gorgoglione , Hans D. Krieger, Leo Pizzo, Verdi Gioielli, Annamaria Cammilli, Barakà, Sicis.

Haute Jewels Geneva 2019. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Haute Jewels Geneva 2019. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Gioielli Sutra a Haute Jewels Geneva 2019. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Gioielli Sutra a Haute Jewels Geneva 2019. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Collier di Yoko London a Haute Jewels Geneva 2019. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Collier di Yoko London a Haute Jewels Geneva 2019. Copyright: gioiellis.com







Haute Jewels expands with Barakà and Sicis




The group of brands that will participate in Haute Jewels Geneva, an event designed for an international audience, at the same time as Watches and Wonders, focused on fine watchmaking, is expanding. The two events will take place, in fact, on the same dates, from March 30 to April 5. Two Italian companies are now added to the patrol of brands announced in the autumn: Baraka and Sicis. The first specializes in jewelry for the male world. The second, on the other hand, is famous for the use of the micromosaic technique. In all, therefore, the brands exhibiting at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva will be 18: Yoko London, Roberto Coin, Sutra, Crivelli, Bayco, Etho Maria, Stenzhorn, Marco Bicego, Mariani, Palmiero, Picchiotti, Gorgoglione, Hans D. Krieger, Leo Pizzo, Verdi Gioielli, Annamaria Cammilli, Barakà, Sicis.

Collana e orecchini indossati by Sicis
Collana e orecchini indossati by Sicis

We are delighted to have had the opportunity to add two more prestigious global brands to the line-up at Haute Jewels Geneva. Sicis and Baraka will bring added allure and excitement to the group and it promises to be a magnificent event
Michael Hakimian, CEO of Yoko London and founder of Haute Jewels Geneva

Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London
Michael Hakimian, Ceo di Yoko London

What promises to be a small exclusive fair was born from the need of jewelry companies to present themselves to an audience that no longer has the stage of Baselworld, which ended two years ago, at its disposal. A first taste of Haute Jewels Geneva took place already in 2019, with the first four jewelry brands (they were Yoko London, Crivelli, Sutra and Roberto Coin), while in the two previous years the idea was frozen by the epidemic. Visitors, in the organizers’ program, “will experience an intimate and luxurious environment for jewelry buyers and suppliers to conduct business, a concept that seems even more relevant after the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. With the opportunity to see each other face to face again, it promises to be a dynamic event, which combines the strength, creativity and experience of the participating brands “. Visitor registration is done on the site dedicated to the event.

Gioielli by Barakà
Gioielli by Barakà
collana yoko
Collana di Yoko London esposta nella prima edizione di Haute Jewels. Copyright: gioiellis.com






Haute Jewels Geneva with 16 major brands




Farewell Baselworld. The Maisons of jewelry organize their fair, in combination with Watches and Wonders, the event dedicated to the top timepiece brands. The novelty, on the other hand, is called Haute Jewels Geneva, the international fair of high jewelery, which will be held at the Fairmont Grand Hotel from 30 March to 5 April 2022, simultaneously with the event dedicated to watches. In short, no return to Basel. The first taste of Haute Jewels Geneva was in 2019, in January, with the participation of four brands (Yoko London, Roberto Coin, Crivelli and Sutra). The idea was liked and in 2020 the event was to be repeated with eight brands. But the pandemic forced the appointment to be canceled both in 2020 and in 2021.

Bracciale di perle di Yoko London alla edizione 2019 di Haute Jewels Geneve
Bracciale di perle di Yoko London alla edizione 2019 di Haute Jewels Geneve

In 2022, however, Haute Jewels Geneva will return with 16 major jewelry brands: Yoko London, Roberto Coin, Sutra, Crivelli, Bayco, Eto Maria, Stenzhorn, Marco Bicego, Mariani, Palmiero, Picchiotti, Gorgoglione, Hans D. Krieger, Leo Pizzo, Verdi, Annamaria Cammilli. The decision of the brands marks, perhaps, the tombstone on the former great Baselworld watch and jewelry fair. On the other hand, the world changes quickly.

Gioielli by Sutra alla edizione 2019 di Haute Jewels Geneve. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Gioielli by Sutra alla edizione 2019 di Haute Jewels Geneve. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Fairmont Grand Hotel di Ginevra
Fairmont Grand Hotel di Ginevra







Palmiero and China seen by young designers

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A large high-end jewelry atelier opens its doors to the creative spirit of young designers. The result is the collections created during the Triennial course in Jewelery Design of the European Institute of Design in Turin, in collaboration with Palmiero Jewelery Design, an atelier-laboratory in Valenza.
The Maison, famous for its high jewelery sculptural creations, was also a partner in the thesis projects for the year 2019/20. The agreement with the institute had the objective of designing jewelry for the Chinese market, in particular for a target of women between 25 and 55 years. Carlo Palmiero himself had confronted the young designer students of the last year of the IED Turin course.

Luca Plamiero (a sinistra) con Carlo Palmiero (a destra)
Luca Plamiero (a sinistra) con Carlo Palmiero (a destra)

The project in collaboration with Ied Torino was a very interesting experience for the opportunity to interact with the students and their vision, and to take them to a distant world, that of the East. A successful project, born from the desire to encourage young people to approach this noble art, which requires a lot of creativity and innovation to become master goldsmiths. It is important to rehabilitate a concept I really care about: the art of knowing how to do and knowing how to do with art. It was curious and very exciting to see the different interpretations and creative developments that each student managed to achieve in compliance with the brief. I wish them all the best of luck.
Carlo Palmiero, Founder of Palmiero Jewelery Design

Fiore di loto della collezione Bloom di Marzia Gasparotto
Fiore di loto della collezione Bloom di Marzia Gasparotto

The jewels made are inspired by classic Chinese cultural topos, from calligraphy to zhezhi, from mahjong to shan shui, up to the symbolism of natural elements, animals and flowers.
Bracciali di Marzia Gasparotto
Bracciali di Marzia Gasparotto

Like Bloom collection of the thesis project Road to East by Marzia Gasparotto, who chose the lotus flower as an inspiring idea: an envelope of petals in white gold and amethysts of various shades encloses a core of opals tending to light blue. In the brooch and bracelet, an intertwining of branches with elegant plastic movements, adorned with diamonds and black pearls in bluish tones, directs the iridescent light in a reminder of the aquatic environment in which the flower is born.
Collana della collezione The Origin di Shuang Liang
Collana della collezione The Origin di Shuang Liang

The Origin collection by Shuang Liang instead starts from the ancient Chinese calligraphic art. The graphic symbols inspired the yellow gold necklace (auspicious in the culture of the Middle Kingdom) together with earrings, ring and brooch, in line with the oriental market taste for parure. The shades of pavé in earth tones give plays of light to the sinuous surfaces of the jewels, in a tribute to the ink strokes of Chinese characters.
Orecchini di ShuangLiang
Orecchini di ShuangLiang

Breaking with tradition, however, is the collection of Francesca Azais, which has put imperfection at the center, moving away from the aesthetic canons that have prevailed for centuries in both the West and the East. Concept that inspired Imperfect, a jewelry line that enhances diversity and imperfection, transforming them into witnesses of uniqueness. For example, with the white gold set that uses asymmetry, with the apparently random arrangement of sapphires, aquamarine and diamonds in round and shuttle cuts.
Francesca Azais, orecchino
Francesca Azais, orecchino

Another collection: Good Luck by Dajana Ferrara, which takes its cue from mahjong, a game but also a socialization tool. In the collection, small tiles are superimposed on each other, in a rotation that embraces the part of the body for which the jewel is designed. The gradation of the stones, set in shades from green and blue of aquamarines and sapphires to white and beige of colorless and fancy brown diamonds, further emphasizes the visual sensations of volume and movement. And among the 13 proposals presented, Good Luck was selected by Palmiero Jewelery Design for the creation of a prototype.
Orecchini di Dajana Ferrara. Foto: Roberto Borgo
Orecchini di Dajana Ferrara. Foto: Roberto Borgo

Thesis projects are the culmination of our students’ three-year journey, the springboard towards their professional future. It is the moment in which they are free to express their creativity and the skills acquired during their studies to the fullest. This year, more than ever, our students have shown that they know how to face challenges, reacting to difficulties and completing the design with courage and determination, sometimes from other continents. The prestigious collaboration with Palmiero Jewelery Design has allowed the young designers to deal with the demands of a company of excellence in the sector and with the needs of a foreign market, bringing out their personality and passion.
Paola Zini, Director of IED Torino

Il packaging dei gioielli disegnati da Dajana Ferrara
Il packaging dei gioielli disegnati da Dajana Ferrara

The projects in collaboration with Palmiero Jewelery Design were created by Francesca Azais, Gaia Cozzi, Dajana Ferrara, Elena Frigierio, Marzia Gasparotto, Shuang Liang, Marzia Marangon, Giulia Milan, Arianna Orla, Delia Perna Ruggiero, Giorgia Pezzano, Gavrylyuk Yana, Ilaria Zardo, graduates of the Triennial course in Jewelery Design IED Turin, under the guidance of the Course Coordinator Daniela Bulgarelli.
Orecchino di Dajana Ferrara indossato
Orecchino di Dajana Ferrara indossato

Anello di Shuang Liang
Anello di Shuang Liang

Collier di Francesca Azais
Collier di Francesca Azais







Palmiero between sun, reflections and cinema





Palmiero’s new fine jewelry, with a tribute to the world of cinema ♦ ︎

Born in 1963, Carlo Palmiero developed a passion for beautiful objects and precious gems as a boy. A passion that led him to open his own private atelier, with sales by appointment only, in Rome in 1985. But Palmiero also cultivates another passion: cinema. So much so that he created a Cinema Collection, which includes high-end watchmaking works. Like Ingrid, a bracelet-watches with pink sapphires dedicated to Bergman, the great Swedish actress. But, of course, the great jewels are the focus of the Maison of Valenza. One of the latest innovations, for example, is the Rays of Sun collection. The rays are expressed with folds of a gold foil that recall certain sculptures from the Baroque period, with diamonds that form a special halo, as if they were reflections.

Palmiero, bracciale orologio Ingrid con quadrante in zaffiri rosa
Palmiero, bracciale orologio Ingrid con quadrante in zaffiri rosa

Have you seen The Curious Parrot collier? Look here.

I have always been a child with a great imagination. I used to spend hours assembling and disassembling objects, creating and molding tiny wax jewels. In the jewellery art I finally found the way to give expression to what appeared to be my most natural gift: manual skill. The opportunity I had to observe and work with the greatest master goldsmiths of Valenza contributed to arise my curiosity towards jewellery. I thus started to grow a passion for this art, whose techniques and secrets I deeply wanted to learn about.
Carlo Palmiero

Carlo Palmiero




Rays of Sun: anello in diamanti bianchi su oro rosa e una banda interna di smalto rosso
Rays of Sun: anello in diamanti bianchi su oro rosa e una banda interna di smalto rosso
Rays of Sun: orecchini in diamanti bianchi e oro rosa
Rays of Sun: orecchini in diamanti bianchi e oro rosa
Bubbly Collection: bracciale in diamanti bianchi e gocce di tormalina verde su oro bianco
Bubbly Collection: bracciale in diamanti bianchi e gocce di tormalina verde su oro bianco
Bubbly Collection: collana, anello e orecchini in diamanti bianchi e gocce di tormalina verde su oro bianco
Bubbly Collection: collana, anello e orecchini in diamanti bianchi e gocce di tormalina verde su oro bianco
Ingrid: orologio gioiello in diamanti bianchi su oro bianco. Movimento svizzero. Limitato a 50 pezzi
Ingrid: orologio gioiello in diamanti bianchi su oro bianco. Movimento svizzero. Limitato a
50 pezzi
Dreamy: orologio gioiello in diamanti bianchi, neri e marroni su oro rosa. Movimento svizzero. Limitato a 50 pezzi
Dreamy: orologio gioiello in diamanti bianchi, neri e marroni su oro rosa. Movimento svizzero. Limitato a 50 pezzi
Alter Ego: orologio gioiello in diamanti bianchi e zaffiri viola degradè su oro bianco. Brevettato con tre quadranti che ruotano in un unico orologio, movimento svizzero. Limitato a 50 pezzi
Alter Ego: orologio gioiello in diamanti bianchi e zaffiri viola degradè su oro bianco.
Brevettato con tre quadranti che ruotano in un unico orologio, movimento svizzero. Limitato a 50 pezzi
Glorious: pendente/spilla in diamanti bianchi, neri e marroni su oro bianco
Glorious: pendente/spilla in diamanti bianchi, neri e marroni su oro bianco







Palmiero’s art jewels

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Art meets jewelery with Palmiero’s 2019 collection, top creativity pieces ♦

When does art meet jewelery? Written in this way is a question that emerges when you look at a collection or a single piece of jewelry, especially those of fine jewelry. So when does art meet jewelery? When can a bracelet, ring or necklace be considered works of art? It is the same question that Carlo Palmiero, one of the noble names of jewelry made in Valenza, Piedmont, Italy, posed to himself. In fact the jeweler has titled his collection, presented at Baselworld 2019, just like this: When art meets jewel (without question mark). And the answer is: yes, he meets it.

Why can these jewels be considered as small (in size) works of art?

The Curious Parrot: spilla in diamanti bianchi, neri e colorati, zaffiri e pietre semipreziose su oro bianco
The Curious Parrot: spilla in diamanti bianchi, neri e colorati, zaffiri e pietre
semipreziose su oro bianco

First of all, they are unique pieces. They cannot be imitated, they have their own unmistakable style, to be realized they need expert manual skills, like that of a painter who colors with a brush. And, again, they are indisputably the result of creativity. And, in addition to the design of the object, the choice of stones is also the result of a creative attitude: they are different and unique for their purity and their quality. White and black diamonds, cognac, blue, green, yellow, purple, sapphire diamonds that fade like colors on a canvas in blue, pink, yellow, real topazes, tanzanites, rubellites, opals, serve Palmiero as the colors on the palette. Alessia Mongrando

The Curious Parrot: collier con spilla staccabile in diamanti bianchi, neri e colorati, zaffiri e pietre semipreziose su oro bianco
The Curious Parrot: collier con spilla staccabile in diamanti bianchi, neri e colorati, zaffiri e pietre semipreziose su oro bianco
Tissage Collection: anello in diamanti bianchi e smeraldi su oro bianco
Tissage Collection: anello in diamanti bianchi e smeraldi su oro bianco
Tissage Collection: anello in diamanti bianchi su oro bianco
Tissage Collection: anello in diamanti bianchi su oro bianco
Dancing Soul: collana con anima flessibile, anello e orecchini in diamanti bianchi e zaffiri blu su oro bianco
Dancing Soul: collana con anima flessibile, anello e orecchini in diamanti bianchi e zaffiri blu su oro bianco
Embracing Flowers: anelli in oro bianco e oro rosa con diamanti bianchi, zaffiri colorati e rubellite, tanzanite e ametista centrali
Embracing Flowers: anelli in oro bianco e oro rosa con diamanti bianchi, zaffiri colorati e rubellite, tanzanite e ametista centrali
Galaxy Collection: orecchini in diamanti bianchi e blu su oro bianco
Galaxy Collection: orecchini in diamanti bianchi e blu su oro bianco

Galaxy Collection orecchini in diamanti bianchi e colorati su oro bianco
Galaxy Collection: orecchini in diamanti bianchi e colorati su oro bianco







The 9 winners of the Palladio Awards

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At VicenzaOro, the nine Palladio Awards awarded to the world of jewelery were presented. Here are the winners ♦ ︎
It’s defined the Oscar of the jewelry, but perhaps it has no longer need to take Hollywood red carpet as a model. The awards to designers, maison and jewelers who have been delivered for the past five years at VicenzaOro have now become a tradition in themselves. At the Palladio Theater of the Vicenza Fair, therefore, at the opening of VicenzaOro the nine winners of the Andrea Palladio International Jewelery Awards were awarded, which embrace design, production, retail, communication, Corporate Social Responsibility and career. This year the jury was composed by da Silvana Annicchiarico, Director of the Triennale Design Museum, Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Design of the Milan Polytechnic Jewel, and Clare Phillips, Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Here is the result and the motivation of the prizes:
Best Italian Jewelery Designer: Massimiliano Bonoli
The jewels of Massimiliano Bonoli stand out for their vocation for experimentation and innovation both in the materials they are made of, as well as in the technologies and in the disciplinary intersections. His ability to look at the future of high jewelery is rewarded.
Best International Jewelery Designer: Luz Camino
The jewels of Luz Camino represent the meeting between the harmony of natural forms and contemporary elegance. Nature and beauty are interpreted at the highest levels.
The Best Italian Jewelery Collection: Palmiero
The Underwater World Collection is a tribute to the aesthetic perfection of nature and the technical manufacture. This collection comes to life and movement thanks to the excellent goldsmith manufacture and the study of volumes.
The Best International Jewelery Collection: Chanel
The Flying Cloud collection has the merit of translating the memories of the young Coco Chanel into precious material. Sapphires, diamonds and precious metals refer to his trips on the Côte d’Azur, to sailors’ uniforms, to cruises on the Flying Cloud, the yacht that belonged to Hugh Grosvenor from which the collection takes its name.
The Best Jewelery Communication Campaign: Cartier
How would you go for love? it is a celebration of love in small episodes, which refers, with quality and film narrative, to a passionate romanticism, as involving as the precious Cartier.
The Best Jewelry Flagship Store: Tiffany, Milan
The new location of Tiffany celebrates the elegance of the brand in a historic building in Milan that overlooks Piazza del Duomo. Shining shop windows, custodians of iconic collections and extraordinary contemporary works of art, aim to enhance Tiffany & Co’s creations.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Elsa Peretti
The career award goes to a visionary designer who anticipated not only formal but also social changes and translated them into jewels that defined new feminine, courageous, elegant and independent identities.
Jewelery Corporate Social Responsibility: SeeMe
An award to the tenacity of Caterina Occhio for her untiring support to women victims of aggression in Tunisia and Turkey through a simple but powerful symbol: the heart, to combat every form of violence and restore dignity, hope and future to women.
The Best Communication New Media: VC & A
The creativity of Van Cleef & Arpels is emphasized in a dreamlike journey, L’Arche de Noé racontée par Van Cleef & Arpels – Multisensory Jewelery experience by Robert Wilson – Paris, Hong Kong, New York. A sensorial experience that combines the best goldsmith tradition with the new languages ​​of contemporaneity.




Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards January 2018
Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards January 2018
Armadillo, disegnato da Massimiliano Bonoli per Mattia Cielo
Armadillo, disegnato da Massimiliano Bonoli per Mattia Cielo
Orecchini di Luz Camino
Orecchini di Luz Camino
Palmiero, collezione Underwater World Collection
Palmiero, Underwater World Collection ring
CHanel, Flying Cloud collection
Chanel, Flying Cloud collection
Cartier, campagna How far would you go for love?
Cartier, campagna How far would you go for love?
Lo store di Tiffany in piazza Duomo, a Milano
Lo store di Tiffany in piazza Duomo, a Milano
Elsa Peretti in un abito Halston e con il suo bracciale rigido Bone, 1971
Elsa Peretti in un abito Halston e con il suo bracciale rigido Bone, 1971
Anello con cuore di SeeMe
Anello con cuore di SeeMe
Collezione Arche de Noé di Van Cleef & Arpels, pappagalli
Collezione Arche de Noé di Van Cleef & Arpels, pappagalli







Palmiero four seasons




The four seasons of Palmiero are small precious mosaics ♦ ︎
One of the characteristics of Italy, in addition to good food, art and long history, is the landscape. Seas, mountains, hills, offer not only fascinating landscapes but also varying over time. Trees, skies and soils are influenced by the four different seasons that alternate slowly, although climate change sometimes surprised. And if the landscape is one of the most admired features of visitors to Italy, why not combine the beauty of nature with the beauty of the jewel? With this point of view, Carlo Palmiero, one of the great Italian jewelers who came to terms with the world from Valenza, has designed a collection.
Time ago, Palmiero has developed a dedicated collection to the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. It is a collection composed of few pieces: two pairs of earrings for each period of the year, plus a jewel-watch (but mark the hours, not the seasons). Presented recently on the Asian market, it is no coincidence that the collection is inspired to Japanese haiku compositions, a kind of poetry that is completed in a few words, but dense with emotions. The earrings are made of gold, diamonds and colored sapphires, in 9cm squares, even with pendants. The pavé of stones paints small areas, as in a mosaic. A tree on a flowery meadow, ice and snow, the falling red leaves: the same landscape changes with the passing of time. Small works of goldsmith virtuosity offer, in this case, also almost a philosophical reflection. Alessia Mongrando




Palmiero, orecchini Estate pendenti. Oro bianco, diamanti e zaffiri
Palmiero, orecchini Estate pendenti. Oro bianco, diamanti e zaffiri

Orologio Estate
Orologio Estate
Orecchini Inverno
Orecchini primavera
Orecchini Inverno
Orecchini Inverno
Orecchini estate
Orecchini estate

Orecchini autunno
Orecchini autunno







The Palmiero’s feathers

The Palmiero’s peacocks, goldsmith virtuosity for jewels that are artwork.
“The artist of the contemporary jewelry,” as you define Carlo Palmiero, has created a new piece that is worth describing. It is a pendant shaped like a donut. The surface of the gem designed the Maison of Valenza is an intricate and voluptuous succession of lines, reminiscent in some ways certain oriental decoration, with curves and scrolls. These strips of metal, gold, are covered by a pavé with precious stones: diamonds of different colors, white and yellow, and sapphires blue, light blue and pink. A work from virtuoso goldsmith technique referred Palmiero can rightly strut. And not a manner of speaking: the reserve donut another surprise, because this little gold weave and stones represents the figure of a peacock. “This brooch / pendant peacock symbolizes the thoughtful spirit that is in all of us,” said Palmiero on Facebook. Next to the pendent in the shape of a donut, there is a brooch in which the peacock spreads its wings, and in the same series is also a ring, a small miracle of gold. The jewels are added to the pieces that are already part of the Animals collection, in which a line is dedicated to the peacock. Lavinia Andorno

Pendente Pavone con le ali chiuse
Pendente Pavone con le ali chiuse
Pavone con zaffiri e diamanti by Palmiero
Pavone con zaffiri e diamanti by Palmiero
Anello Pavone
Anello Pavone
Pavone con le ali aperte
Spilla Pavone con le ali aperte

Palmiero blossoms with Roseto

After a whole collection dedicated to the sea Palmiero draw insiration from flora and, with its famous setting, he celebrates flowers. The communicative power is the same as the Underwater World collection (https://gioiellis.com/palmiero-en-tremblant/), but in this case the baby Akoya pearls, arranged to mimic the mighty waves of the sea, give way to an ocean of ​​precious stones: sapphires, tourmalines and amethysts represent butterfly resting on a flower of the Winged Flowers collection. The power of nature is also expressed in an intricate twine of precious golden branches covered in pure white diamonds that twist around the finger as the shanks of a Roseto, which is the name of the line rings. And more, Wild Flowers with petals moved by the wind dancing vibrant pistils, composed of briolette-cut sapphire. Finally, a precious bouquet gently lays on three fingers, according to the new trends in contemporary jewelry. And it’s just Floral Treasures. Matilde de Bounvilles

Winged Flowers, anello in oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti, zaffiri, tormaline e ametiste
Winged Flowers, anello in oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti, zaffiri, tormaline e ametiste
Winged Flowers, anello in oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti, zaffiri e citrino ametiste
Winged Flowers, anello in oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti, zaffiri e citrino ametiste
Roseto, anelli in oro bianco e rosa 18 carati con diamanti e zaffiriblu
Roseto, anelli in oro bianco e rosa 18 carati con diamanti e zaffiriblu
Wildflowers, anelli in oro bianco e rosa 18 carati con diamanti e zaffiri briolette blu, rosa e gialli
Wildflowers, anelli in oro bianco e rosa 18 carati con diamanti e zaffiri briolette blu, rosa e gialli
Floral Treasures, anello in oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti e zaffiri
Floral Treasures, anello in oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti e zaffiri

Palmiero en Tremblant

Tremblant collection by Palmiero. For the uninitiated, en Tremblant is a type of mounting that, as the name suggests, makes it slightly flexible, oscillating (trembling) the stones mounted on small spring. Well, as many small flowers on a lawn that can move in the wind. This collection by Palmiero offers three rich rings composed of heads of pavé-set with diamonds and precious stones. White gold with diamonds, rubies and sapphires make up three pieces worthy of being admired: you see them on this page. By the way, the technique and the refined design of the brand of Valenza have won one of the most famous and prestigious exhibitions of jewelery in the Middle East, Jewellery Arabia. Palmiero has won the award for Best Jewellery Design. “We have created pieces tailored to Arab princes, Russian women and even the Sultan of Brunei. We tend to keep to production low numbers of pieces to ensure they are special, “said the founder of the Maison, Charles Palmiero. “I am incredibly passionate about art. Maybe it has to do with my Italian blood and the fact that Italy has a great history of art. It was therefore natural for Palmiero create products that pay homage to some of the great artists of the world: Picasso, Mondrian, Van Gogh, Matisse. My favorite artists are Kandinsky, who uses a lot of colors to express emotions, such as Caravaggio”. Matilde de Bounvilles

Anello firmato Palmiero
Collezione Underwater World, l’anello firmato Palmiero che ha vinto il Middle East Best Theme Jewellery 2015 Award
Luca Plamiero (a sinistra) con Carlo Palmiero (a destra)
Luca Plamiero (a sinistra) con Carlo Palmiero (a destra)
Anello in oro bianco e diamanti
Anello in oro bianco e diamanti
Anello in oro bianco e rubini
Anello in oro bianco e rubini
Anello con diamanti, rubini e zaffiri
Anello con diamanti, rubini e zaffiri

Palmiero wild

Underwater World is one of the new Palmiero collection unveiled at Baselworld: soft shapes and precious stones of abyss tones with colorless diamonds, sapphire blue, purple and pink and green tourmaline and blue to evoke life within the sea. From jellyfish to corals is the magic of nature that has always inspired Carlo Palmiero and takes every year new shapes and sizes in limited edition jewelry. It also happens in the earth with Peacock earrings and ring with colors more vivid than ever. M.d.B.

Mondo sommerso, anello con diamanti incolte e zaffiri
Mondo sommerso, anello con diamanti incolte e zaffiri
 Mondo sommerso, anello con diamanti incolore, zaffiri colorati e pietre preziose
Mondo sommerso, anello con diamanti incolore, zaffiri colorati e pietre preziose
Mondo sommerso, la sagoma di un pesce
Mondo sommerso, la sagoma di un pesce
Palmiero, orecchini Pavone
Palmiero, orecchini Pavone
Palmiero, anello Pavone
Palmiero, anello Pavone