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Fraleoni, back to the future

Fraleoni, jewels that come from the past to go to the future ♦︎

He says the proverb: one thing leads to another. The old popular adage is also valid for jewelry, in particular for a company that combines old and new, even if not necessarily with the reuse of the material. For example, Fraleoni, a Roman jewelry brand. It was founded by Attilio Fraleoni, after 50 years of expertise in the sector. What does the proverb have to do with it? It’s easy to say: the small jewelery Maison is the daughter of another business, the purchase and sale of gold and jewelery managed by Valentina Fraleoni called Vecchi Gioielli, «she dedicates herself with experience and professionalism to the buying and selling of gold » and precious stones. Vintage jewellery, in short, in line with the circular balance of use and reuse, the frontier for the future.

Spilla a forma di farfalla com zaffiri rosa e blu. Le pietre sono tagliate allo stesso modo da entrambi lati. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Butterfly-shaped brooch with pink and blue sapphires. The stones are cut the same way on both sides. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Fraleoni’s jewels are divided, however, into two very distinct categories. The first is that of traditional jewels. The second line, however, is an idea of Sara Fraleoni, second generation of the family. Fraleoni Rainbow is very modern, fast, with a simple design, which focuses on the shape of maxi colored chains. In short, it is dedicated to daily use without forgetting the care taken in its creation and its own originality. Furthermore, Fraleoni Rainbow jewels can be customized with different color combinations at the time of purchase on the website.

Gioielli a forma di catena della linea Fraleoni Rainbow
Chain-shaped jewelery from the Fraleoni Rainbow line

Orecchini con zaffiri, smeraldi e diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Earrings with sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Anello con tanzanite di oltre 58 carati, smeraldi e diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com Copyright: gioiellis.com
Ring with tanzanite of over 58 carats, emeralds and diamonds. Copyright: gioiellis.com Copyright: gioiellis.com

Anello con smerlado di 23,96 carati e diamanti bianchi e neri taglio rosa Copyright: gioiellis.com
Ring with 23.96 carats emerald and rose-cut black and white diamonds. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Anello con pietra luna di 133,88 carati, zaffiri blu e smeraldi. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Ring with 133.88 carats moonstone, blue sapphires and emeralds. Copyright: gioiellis.com

Anello con tanzanite di 35,54 carati, smeraldi e diamanti. Copyright: gioiellis.com
Ring with 35.54 carats tanzanite, emeralds and diamonds. Copyright: gioiellis.com

In Rome, research and jewelery with Incinque Jewels

The Incinque Open Art Monti gallery in Rome launches the Incinque Jewels project, presented during the recent Rome Jewelry Week 2023. The exhibition opens on November 24th and is curated by Monica Cecchini. The format involves the permanence of the works of jewelery artists and designers, who will exhibit their creations throughout the year. The resident designers will in turn invite and host, temporarily and with specific projects, other artists from various disciplines. The aim is to create a dialogue between the arts, which has a central role in the philosophy of the gallery.

 Incinque Open Art Monti
Incinque Open Art Monti

The intent is to recover awareness of the importance of creativity and traditions, which can be made available to technology, with a reflection on the multiple expressions of contemporary jewelery and on the dialogue with other art forms. The resident artists and designers include Myriam Bottazzi, who uses multiple manufacturing techniques for contemporary jewellery, Chiara Fenicia who, after advertising graphics, specialized in reused jewellery, Claudio Franchi, silversmith, goldsmith, art historian and designer of the historic workshop Franchi Argentieri, who directs together with his brother Roberto.
Lavoro di Myriam Bottazzi
Work by Myriam Bottazzi

Again: Emanuele Leonardi creates a jewel that tells stories, often autobiographical, between communication and poetry, Paolo Mangano, Roman goldsmith and sculptor, dedicates himself to the creation of jewels, objects and sculptures, also in collaboration with well-known artists, Anna Pinzari transforms the jewel in a symbolic and emotional message that represents her, Simone Vera Bath uses a special coating technique that leaves the object deliberately unfinished, never exactly replicable, and Lorella Verrillo who uses traditional and experimental techniques, with new and unusual materials.
Among the guest artists and designers, Angela Gentile with jewels like a patchwork of memories, Lisa Dal Pont, who recently completed the jewelery design course at the IED in Rome.
Spilla-collana Boom, esplosione di luce di Angela Gentile
Boom brooch-necklace, explosion of light by Angela Gentile

Anello di Claudio Franchi
Claudio Franchi ring

Cristiana Perali, the spirit of Rome

A small goldsmith shop set in Old Rome, between a bend in the Tiber and Campo dei Fiori, between the Vatican and Piazza Navona: Cristiana Perali‘s jewels are the legacy of a century spent working with metal and stone. In fact, that of Cristiana Perali is a small goldsmith company with a great tradition: it dates back to 1907 when Carlo, the grandfather of the current owner, started the business by opening a jewelery shop with attached precision watchmaking laboratory and goldsmith’s workshop.

Anello Ciottoli della collezione Roma in oro giallo, diamanti brown
Ciottoli ring from the Roma collection in yellow gold, brown diamonds

In 1945 Carlo Perali was joined by his son Paolo, who in turn passed on his passion for jewelry to his daughter Cristiana, a third generation jewelry designer and stylist. It is inevitable that the spirit of the Eternal City is part of the inspiration of the shop’s goldsmith production, but without it manifesting itself in jewels that can be associated with a tourist appeal. Cristiana Perali’s city is simply introjected, as in the Roma collection, which incorporates the design of the ancient stone road pavements. Also for this reason, her jewels have been exhibited in museums and high jewelery exhibitions and have paraded on high fashion catwalks in Rome, Beijing, Shanghai, Chicago, New York, St. Petersburg and Mexico City.

Anello in oro rosa com diamanti di taglio e colori differenti
Rose gold ring with diamonds of different cuts and colors
Anelli in oro bianco e giallo
Rings in white and yellow gold
Anello Dea Roma in bronzo
Dea Roma ring in bronze
Bracciale Lastricato Romano in bronzo
Bronze Roman Paved Bracelet
Anello Ciottoli in argento e oro
Pebbles ring in silver and gold
Orecchini Ghiacci in argento rodiato nero, zaffiri bianchi e diamanti milky
Ghiacci earrings in black rhodium-plated silver, white sapphires and milky diamonds
Orecchini con zaffiri rossi, diamanti, tsavoriti e argento rodiato nero
Earrings with red sapphires, diamonds, tsavorites and black rhodium-plated silver

Patrizia Corvaglia’s jewels to look at





Jewels, but to look before wearing: they are those of Patrizia Corvaglia, Roman artist-designer. In fact, more than jewels in the classic sense, Patrizia Corvaglia’s productions are more comfortable under the showcases of an exhibition, rather than in jewelry. But this does not mean that they cannot also be used as ornaments, even if they are unique pieces and created with the idea of ​​researching the material and volumes. Sculptures that use gold and semi-precious stones as materials.

Pendente Orchidea, Un'allegoria dei fiori, della  collezione di Patrizia Corvaglia per il museo del Prado di Madrid. Bronzo e smalto
Pendente Orchidea, Un’allegoria dei fiori, della collezione di Patrizia Corvaglia per il museo del Prado di Madrid. Bronzo e smalto

The Patrizia Corvaglia Gioielli brand was born in 2002. From that year, the designer’s jewels have participated in numerous exhibitions, testifying to the fact that these are first of all creations created also with the spirit of artistic research. The source of inspiration for the jewels are natural elements, as in the Leaves collection, but also abstract geometries, as in the case of the Optical collection, where the shape of the circle is repeated in a hypnotic way. And unlike the Geometrie collection, which prefers the rectangular design.
There is also a link to the architecture and history of Salento, the land of origin of the designer: the Baroque collection takes up the curls and curves of that artistic period that marked art in Puglia.

Anello Assolo in argento
Anello Assolo in argento
Bracciale Torrente, collezione Forme, argento
Bracciale Torrente, collezione Forme, argento
Bracciale Ficus, collezione Foglie, in bronzo
Bracciale Ficus, collezione Foglie, in bronzo
Anello Ficus, collezione Foglie, in bronzo
Anello Ficus, collezione Foglie, in bronzo
Anello Bacio in bronzo
Anello Bacio in bronzo

Through history with Ivan Barbato

Craftsmanship, goldsmithing, creativity. But also tradition and dedication. Ivan Barbato represents the new generation of Italian gold and silver working professionals. Barbato was born in Gallarate in the province of Varese and works in Cardano al Campo, also in the province of Varese. An exhibition at the Incinque Open Art Monti Gallery in Rome is dedicated to him. Monica Cecchini’s gallery will host Barbato’s works from 5 to 7 May. The exhibition is titled In the footsteps of matter.

Anello Abbracciando il mare
Anello Abbracciando il mare

Barbato’s story is not common: he was attracted to the trade when he was only eight years old, observing the ancient goldsmith’s shop where his mother worked from the window of his house. After his professional qualification in Milan, he worked for a decade in various companies in the goldsmith sector. In 2008 he opened his own laboratory atelier. He has received several awards, the latest of which, in 2022, at the Rome Jewerly Week, with the first prize of the Incinque Jewels competition. The goldsmith uses different materials and techniques, with a path that crosses history: the lava stone of Vesuvius, gold, mother-of-pearl, coral, shells, turquoise.
Pendente a forma di cuore con turchese intagliato
Pendente a forma di cuore con turchese intagliato

My jewels are made in a completely artisanal way, paying particular attention to metal working, the fretwork technique and wax modeling. These are handmade creations with gems of any kind, precious semi-precious and not. My mantra is a mix: shaping each piece with its frame and shaping a charm that can give emotions over time.
Ivan Barbato
La Maschera, con corallo intagliato e perla
La Maschera, con corallo intagliato e perla

The exhibition includes the Antica Roma collection, with jewels made of non-precious materials such as bronze and walnut travertine marble, and the Infinity collection, created in collaboration with the mosaicist Fabio Bordi. The visitor will be able to admire a series of jewels also in bronze where the meticulous modeling of the goldsmith is combined with the patient work of the micro mosaic in marble or Venetian enamels. Continuing you can

Incinque Open Art Monti Gallery
via Madonna dei Monti, 69 Rome
Exhibition times: Friday 5 vernissage 18/21, Saturday 6 11 /13:30 – 16:30/20:30, Sunday 7 11/13 – 16/20Orari della mostra: venerdì 5 vernissage 18/21, sabato 6 11 /13:30 – 16:30/20:30, domenica 7 11/13 – 16/20

Mostra di Ivan Barbato
Mostra di Ivan Barbato

Lavinia Fuksas, design between rhombuses and triangles




Perhaps creativity cannot be transmitted genetically, but growing up between two famous architects can be useful for developing one’s aesthetic sense. And this is what Lavinia Fuksas, daughter of Doriana and Massimilano Fuksas, two internationally known Italian designers, can tell. Lavinia, however, followed her path. And she is now considered one of the emerging jewelery brands. Merit, if one can say so, also of the lockdown period caused by the covid, which has allowed a time for reflection and planning for the long-held idea of tackling the jewelery market.

Orecchini in oro 9 carati e malachite
Orecchini in oro 9 carati e malachite

Furthermore, one of the characteristics of Lavinia Fuksas jewels, based in Rome, is that they are designed indifferently for men or women. Gender fluid is a trend and, on closer inspection, for jewelry designers to propose rings or earrings without distinction of gender is a great saving and an excellent opportunity.
Anello Jaipur in oro  9 caratis
Anello Jaipur in oro 9 carati

The designer’s style is a road with two points of arrival and departure. On the one hand there is the architectural geometry, daughter of the cultural environment in which the designer grew up, on the other the effort to make the figures of triangles and rhombuses, which recur in the collections of Lavinia Fuksas, ductile and not too rigid. She also reveals it with the choice of one of her collections, Jaipur, inspired by the atmosphere of the Indian capital city of gold and gem processing.
Orecchini in oro bianco 9 carati con cinque smeraldi
Orecchini Jaipur in oro bianco 9 carati con cinque smeraldi

Anello Gadir in oro 18 carati
Anello Gadir in oro 18 carati
Orecchini Jaipur in oro 9 carati e cinque smeraldi
Orecchini Jaipur in oro 9 carati e cinque smeraldi
Orecchini Jaipur in oro 9 carati
Orecchini Jaipur in oro 9 carati
Choker in oro e diamanti
Choker in oro e diamanti







Endless jewels in the Eternal City




Between the Italian cities of Alexandria and Rome there are 600 kilometers. A distance that Teresa Ingrosso wanted to shorten. Originally from the Piedmontese city near the goldsmith district of Valenza, she moved to one of the most famous places in the world, Piazza di Spagna, in the Eternal City, frequented by tourists from all over the globe. And since the city has millenary roots, the designer has created the Endless brand. Even the jewels that the brand offers seem endless, in the sense that they are inspired by classic shapes revisited with a modern eye: tennis bracelets, nautical version chains, eternity rings and so on, but also with original volumes, as in the Pianeti collection.

Orecchini in argento e smalto
Orecchini in argento e smalto

Endless jewels are made of silver, in natural color or yellow or white gold plated and with the addition of cubic zirconia or unspecified natural stones “ruby color” and “emerald color”, but also onyx and enamel. Prices do not exceed (with some exceptions) 150 euros.
Anello in argento e onice
Anello in argento e onice

Anello in argento con zirconi bianchi e neri
Anello in argento con zirconi bianchi e neri
Bracciale in argento placcato oro e pietre color rubino
Bracciale in argento placcato oro e pietre color rubino
Bracciale nautica placcato oro giallo con gemme naturali color champagne
Bracciale nautica placcato oro giallo con gemme naturali color champagne

Orecchini nautica placcati oro giallo con gemme naturali
Orecchini nautica placcati oro giallo con gemme naturali







The jewels by Ludovica Andreoni

The jewels by Ludovica Andreoni’s collections.

In recent years, too much has been written about the separation of Ludovica Andreoni from the former president of Ferrari, Ludovico Cordero di Montezemolo. And it is unfair to label Ludovica Andreoni as an ex, because her activity is different and that of a jewelry designer in Rome. The di lei are jewels that have an undoubted value, both for the materials used, such as gold, precious stones (even small blue diamonds) and for the design, to which are added reworkings of vintage pieces.

Anello in oro 9 o 18 carati, smalto, diamanti
Anello in oro 9 o 18 carati, smalto, diamanti

Everything is designed in the designer’s studio in the Parioli district of Rome.

Then, the project is entrusted to craftsmen who have the task of translating the design and the mold into finished jewellery. Ludovica Andreoni has thrown herself headlong into what she assures is her favorite activity, also with the production of unique pieces of undoubted value, which are added to the collections also offered through a convenient online shop. The style is quite eclectic, with numerous variations of the classic jewel models, for example, with the proposal of rings in the trumpet version, next to bands that show the letter L in relief. Which, obviously, is that of the designer’s name.

Anello con smalto e diamanti per 1 carato
Anello con smalto e diamanti per 1 carato
Anello con ametista verde, zaffiri, topazio
Anello con ametista verde, zaffiri, topazio
Orecchini a cerchio con diamanti
Orecchini a cerchio con diamanti
Collana con topazi blu e gialli
Collana con topazi blu e gialli
Orecchino con tsavoriti
Orecchino con tsavoriti
Anello trombino con zaffiro, smalto perla
Anello trombino con zaffiro di 9,37 carati, smalto perla

Baroque Rome of Cazzaniga




The tradition of Baroque art merged in the jewelry signed by the historic Roman Maison Cazzaniga ♦

Time ago Heritage Auction, auction houses American, has put on sale  one of the most remarkable piece of jewelry designer Cazzaniga. It is a necklace made in 1969 and made up with small diamonds, rubies, enamel, gold. The design is unmistakable: a chain of rectangular rings coupled with elements of green enamel, and at the center of a pendant necklace with a plant in a pot. Impossible to confuse with other jewelry. This is the style Cazzaniga. The history of this Roman goldsmith begins in mid-twentieth century. The founder was Angelo Giorgio Cazzaniga.

Orecchini in oro con diamanti taglio princess
Orecchini in oro con diamanti taglio princess
The father, Luigi Cazzaniga, was administrator of the villa owned by Prince Abamelek Lasarev, cousin of Tsar Nicholas II. Here Cazzaniga I spent childhood and adolescence. And the wealth with which it was in contact has left an imprint in his view of life. So in 1929 the young Angelo Giorgio Cazzaniga opens a Jewellery store, in the heart of Rome, and proposed a unique style, with colorful jewelry and lively. But hitting is the design of jewelry, inspired by the classical and Baroque Rome, with pieces that look like little sculptures. In short, the art of Bernini, the most historic buildings in the city are turned into jewelry, with great decorations and plenty of gold and colored stones. This neo-Baroque also continued in the eighties, with the arrival of the son, Paolo Cazzaniga, which has also innovated collections in a contemporary style, with a wider range of materials and new themes, even exotic. But the jewelry of Cazzaniga are always on the border of the myth.

Anello in oro con diamanti e rubino
Anello in oro con diamanti e rubino
Anello Snake in oro con rubino, diamanti, smeraldo
Anello Snake in oro con rubino, diamanti, smeraldo
Anello in oro circa 1970 in oro con turchese, diamanti, smalto
Anello in oro circa 1970 in oro con turchese, diamanti, smalto
Collana in oro con rubino, zaffiri, diamanti, smalto
Collana in oro con rubino, zaffiri, diamanti, smalto
Bracciale in oro con turchesi e smalto, circa 1960
Bracciale in oro con turchesi e smalto, circa 1960

Orecchini in oro con zaffiri
Orecchini in oro con zaffiri







The luxury piercing Maria Tash




The jewels and the precious piercing by Maria Tash 

Jewels capable of targeting or rather to penetrate: Maria Tash is famous for her precious piercing and, more generally, to the rings that do not just shove in the earlobes, but also in the nasal septum, or navel. After studying in London, more than 20 years ago she discovered the charm of the kind of jewelry that now it is very fashionable. In the East, as in India and Pakistan it has always been a traditional way of wearing jewelry. This tradition has inspired her. The art work on the body has resulted in opening her first center of tattoos and piercings, in New York.

Piercing in oro bianco e perle d'acqua dolce
Piercing in oro bianco e perle d’acqua dolce
In that years the piercing was only made of steel, and she has transformed these pieces in real jewels with precious metals and stones. She then enlarged the field in earrings, rings, necklaces. The idea of ​​using navel for real jewels, has convinced many stars to turn to her. The success has now brought back to London, where she decided to open a local office for its activities of body-jeweler. In addition to gold, yellow or white, her jewelry are made with diamonds, but also stones like sapphires, amethysts or opals. Prices are very diverse, ranging from 100-200 dollars, up to $ 12,500 for earrings with sapphires and pearls. In short, the way valuable to the piercing. Lavinia Andorno

Orecchino con tre opali neri
Orecchino piercing con tre opali neri
Orecchino in oro rosa con diamante marquise
Orecchino in oro rosa con diamante marquise
Orecchino Demi Apsara in oro e diamanti
Orecchino Demi Apsara in oro e diamanti
Orecchino in oro con diamanti champagne
Orecchino in oro con diamanti champagne
PIercing con diamanti blu e bianchi
Piercing con diamanti blu e bianchi

Piercing di Maria Tash indossati
Piercing di Maria Tash indossati







The movie jewelry by Iosselliani




The collections of the Roman brand of imaginative Iosselliani bijoux ♦

Two collections a year of jewels, precious at least for the ability to compose colors and shapes. The Iosselliani jewelry are in Rome (the first store opened is called R-01-IOS), in the Pigneto district, but there are also in Tokyo and Osaka, in addition to being distributed in New York and by some online store.

Anello composto da otto cerchi di argento
Anello composto da otto cerchi di argento

Iosselliani is one of those brands that relies entirely on design, fantasy, on the combination of shapes and colors. Despite the company’s name is Georgian, like the filmmaker Otar, the House was founded in 1996 by two Italians: Paolo Giacomelli and Roberta Paolucci designers, former collaborator of Missoni. The Iosselliani eclettism relies entirely on the ability to mix styles and inspirations, including the ethnic jewel and the hi-tech. Metal and colored cubic zirconia come together in pieces that often seem puzzle composed of many small pieces, like the Mandala collection of which you see the pictures on this page. They have gold threads and fringes, intricate messages, tinkling sounds. They are also very showy and therefore are highly sought after by costume film or photo shoots. After all, some ideal relationship with the director they have it.

Collana in argento placcato oro, quarzo rosa, cubic zirconia
Collana in argento placcato oro, quarzo rosa, cubic zirconia
Collana con pendente a forma di ghepardo in argento placcato e cubic zirconia
Collana con pendente a forma di ghepardo in argento placcato e cubic zirconia
Orecchino in argento placcato, cristalli e perla di acqua dolce
Orecchino in argento placcato, cristalli e perla di acqua dolce
Orecchini pendenti in argento ed elemento placcato oro, perle di acqua dolce
Orecchini pendenti in argento ed elemento placcato oro, perle di acqua dolce
Bracciale in argento ed elemento placcato oro
Bracciale in argento ed elemento placcato oro

Anello in ottone placcato con cristalli
Anello in ottone placcato con cristalli







Federica Tosi queen of Rome




The jewels of the Roman designer Federica Tosi: Nina Zilli, Illary Blasi and … like them ♦ ︎

“Jewelry is the natural completion of the clothing collection,” explains Federica Tosi. And it is a common opinion that, in this case, has a different flavor. Because she is the designer of the clothing and jewelry lines that bear her name. Federica Tosi is one of the new names, but with several fans already, of Roman fashion. And it is one of the few cases of designers who deal with both the clothing line (she has presented his collections also at high fashion shows in Rome) and jewelry.

Bracciale in ottone placcato oro
Bracciale in ottone placcato oro

The rings, earrings and necklaces are in brass or silver bathed in rose, yellow and burnished gold. But behind the designer has the appreciation of a series of characters from the world of Italian entertainment, such as Nina Zilli, Ilary Blasi, Fiorella Mannoia, Laura Pausini, Rocío Muñoz Morales, Nicoletta Romanoff, Camilla Filippi, Lucia Mascino, Valentina Romani, Matilde Gioli and Stella Egypt. Federica Tosi’s career, she says, began by chance after a trip to the United States in 2006, where she discovered the art of composition with crystals, which she then used for her jewelry collections, now also sold from online stores such as LuisaViaRoma. After a period of professional growth, the Federica Tosi brand was born in 2016. But it has already been successful.

Anello Ale in ottone bagnato oro 18 carati
Anello Ale in ottone bagnato oro 18 carati
Anello Dalia in bronzo finitura oro 18 carati
Anello Dalia in bronzo finitura oro 18 carati
Anello Tube. Realizzato in Italia. MATERIALE Ottone FINITURA Ottone placcato oro
Anello Tube in ottone finitura oro 18 carati
Choker Dalia in ottone finitura oro 18 carati
Choker Dalia in ottone finitura oro 18 carati
Collana Norah in ottone placcato oro
Collana Norah in ottone placcato oro

Orecchini Christy in ottone placcato oro
Orecchini Christy in ottone placcato oro







Journey into matter with Emanuela Duca

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Emanuela Duca and her jewels with roots in Rome and work in New York, between the call of the earth and fantasy.

From Rome to New York: a journey that millions of tourists and a few designers travel. Among these, there is Emanuela Duca, who from the capital of Italy has moved permanently to the capital of the American East Coast, New York, indeed, Manhattan and, now in the Hudson Valley. Even if she now lives and works in the Big Apple, she keeps her roots in the artistic culture of the Peninsula and often returns to Rome, where she followed her training path. She graduated from the Art School of Rome, and then from the European Institute of Design. Not only that: in addition to jewelry, Emanuela was involved in dance, painting and sculpture. Almost a Renaissance artist, when the divisions between the different artistic skills were subtle.

Colibrì earrings
Orecchini in oro 18 carati della collezione Colibrì

The jewels of her new Colibrì collection retain his style and the echo of her origin: works that evoke volcanic ash and the ancient ruins of his Rome. But transformed by the efficient New York air. In short, almost a bridge between antiquity and modernity. The jewels are first carved in wax, then forged with sterling silver and 18-carat yellow gold, shaped and manipulated until they find the right shape. Her technique is so personal that her jewels have also been exhibited and sold at the Smithsonian, the Philadelphia Museum of Arts Crafts or the Museum of Art and Design in New York.

Anelli in argento e oro con rubini
Anelli in argento e oro con rubini della collezione Colibrì
Anelli in oro con diamanti della collezione Colibrì
Anelli in oro con diamanti della collezione Colibrì
Collana in oro e argento annerito della collezione Colibrì
Collana in oro e argento annerito della collezione Colibrì
Orecchini in oro della collezione Colibrì
Orecchini in oro della collezione Colibrì
Bracciale in argento annerito, oro e zaffiri della collezione November's Moon
Bracciale in argento annerito, oro e zaffiri della collezione November’s Moon

Orecchini in oro
Orecchini in oro







News and expansion in sight for Virtus Lady




Virtus Lady is a jewelry brand born in Rome in 2014 on the initiative of Riccardo Zannetti, founder and designer. The philosophy of the company is to combine craftsmanship with the proposal of affordable jewelry, as in the case of the Virtus Lady line. Now the brand sees the entry of Ferdinando Zannetti, with the role of commercial and boutique manager, together with Edoardo Zannetti, in the role of production and atelier manager. It is the classic generational shift, but not the first.

Pendente della Tucano collection di Virtus Lady. Argento placcato oro, cubic zirconia e smalto applicato a mano
Pendente della Tucano collection di Virtus Lady. Argento placcato oro, cubic zirconia e smalto applicato a mano

The professional history of the family, in fact, dates back to the great-grandfather, Carmine Zannetti, a master goldsmith with a passion for watch mechanisms and a source of inspiration for Riccardo Zannetti, founder and creative director of the Virtus Lady & Virtus Watches brands. In fact, in 1982, following the example of his grandfather Zannetti, he created the first original timepieces, bespoke models appreciated throughout the world for their technical and design excellence.
Bracciale della Panda collection. Argento placcato oro, smalto, cubic zirconia
Bracciale della Panda collection. Argento placcato oro, smalto, cubic zirconia

As for the jewels, on the other hand, the Virtus Lady collection offers a selection of jewels handmade with obsessive craftsmanship, decorated with enamel and embellished with natural stones. Among the objectives of the company there is also the expansion of the brand both in Italy and abroad, starting with the strengthening of the retail sector with the opening on the national territory of new Virtus Lady & Virtus Watches boutiques, in addition to those existing in the cities of Rome and Verona. Goals that are now in the sights of Ferdinando and Edoardo Zannetti.

Anello della Tucano collection di Virtus Lady. Argento placcato oro, quarzo verde e smalto applicato a mano
Anello della Tucano collection di Virtus Lady. Argento placcato oro, quarzo verde e smalto applicato a mano
Orecchini della Panda collection by Virtus Lady
Orecchini della Panda collection by Virtus Lady

Collana della Panda collection by Virtus Lady
Collana della Panda collection by Virtus Lady







Damiani in Rome with La Rinascente




Damiani continues its expansion policy. The new stop is in the La Rinascente store in via del Tritone, Rome, a few steps from the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Objective: to increase the visibility of its brands by opening in prestigious places with high traffic and to strengthen the partnership with the historic Italian chain of department stores. In fact, since 2020 the Group has been a category partner at La Rinascente in Milan and in 2021 it inaugurated the Salvini and Damiani corners in the Florence store. Now it is the turn of Rome, with the opening of the Salvini corner in Piazza Fiume, to which is added the new space dedicated to Damiani.

Corner Damiani a La Rinascente, Roma
Corner Damiani a La Rinascente, Roma

The corner is composed by three display islands and occupies a prominent position alongside other names in luxury. The creations of the Maison are offered within the spaces of the department store: from D.Icon to Belle Epoque, without forgetting Margherita and Mimosa, the solitaire Minou and the bridal collection.
Anello Mimosa in oro giallo e diamanti
Anello Mimosa in oro giallo e diamanti







LJ, jewels in Rome with a Latin soul

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The collections of LJ Roma 1962 ♦ ︎

Labor Jewels, renamed LJ Roma 1962, was born in 2001 from an offshoot of Artifex, a Roman company that deals with production for third parties of jewels created by the designer Armando Pasini, who also gave birth to the Bonato Milano brand. As it is easy to guess from the choice of a Latin word, Labor, which means work, the jewelry brand tends to associate its business with the atmosphere and culture of the history of Rome. So much so that on the website the inscription in Latin stands out: Magnos animos magnis honoribus fieri. That is: great ambitions make great spirits, a phrase attributed to Tito Livio.

Anelli in oro biancoe rosa con diamanti fancy della collezione Seta
Anelli in oro biancoe rosa con diamanti fancy della collezione Seta

Even if, in fact, it is not a choice that pushes the jewelry brand to look back to the past. The jewels, that is, do not refer to the glory of the Roman Empire (even if one of the collections is called, in fact, Empire) but rather to contemporary glamor. The small Maison also has a boutique in the center of Rome, in via Condotti.
Anello in oro rosa con rubini, diamanti, zaffiri rosa
Anello in oro rosa con rubini, diamanti, zaffiri rosa

Anelli in oro con acquamarina e peridoto
Anelli in oro con acquamarina e peridoto
Bracciale in oro rosa e diamanti fancy
Bracciale in oro rosa e diamanti fancy
Bracciale in oro rosa e diamanti
Bracciale in oro rosa e diamanti

Anello in oro rosa e diamanti
Anello in oro rosa e diamanti







The new Blenda road

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Claiming that covid also had positive aspects is certainly wrong. But, in a certain sense, it has forced many people to have more free time, perhaps thanks to smart working. Or the birth of two twins. And this is what happened to a young girl from the Marche, who has worked for years in the fashion industry, and who has decided to bring out her passion for jewelry. The result is Blenda, a jewelry brand founded in spring 2021 in Rome by Cristina Tricarico.

Collana con pietre cabochon
Collana con pietre cabochon

I have always had a great passion for jewels, but having a very multifaceted soul I have always struggled to find my style and my way of perceiving elegance combined with everyday life and so, after starting to make them for myself, I felt the need to create my first selection of jewels, designed to reflect my personality and that of those who, like me, were looking for something truly unique, in a real jewelery tailor shop.
Cristina Tricarico

Collana in oro giallo con topazio
Collana in oro giallo con topazio

Another detail must be added: the name Blenda, perhaps few people know, is commonly the one referring to sphalerite, the mineral from which zinc is extracted. The name blenda derives from the German blenden, to deceive, due to its appearance which is confused with galena. The name of sphalerite derives from the Greek sphaleros, misleading.
That said, nothing of the new Blenda collections is misleading. The founder, who follows one-girl-show all the phases from design to realization, prefers the creation of unique pieces. Small diamonds and precious stones such as emeralds, rubies, sapphires and semiprecious stones such as tourmaline and aquamarine are set on rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, the result of continuous research by the brand on the best Italian and international markets, and mounted on certified 18 carat gold. . In short, serious stuff.

Bracciale con fiori smaltati
Bracciale in oro con fiori smaltati
Orecchini con zaffiri di diversi colori
Orecchini con zaffiri di diversi colori
Earcuff con zaffiri di diversi colori
Earcuff con zaffiri di diversi colori
Anello in oro con zaffiri taglio cuore
Anello in oro con zaffiri taglio cuore
Anello in oro con zaffiri colorati
Anello in oro con zaffiri colorati

Bracciale tennis in oro con zaffiri colorati
Bracciale tennis in oro con zaffiri colorati







The cufflinks of Rome are called Zannetti

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The symbol of Rome is a she-wolf nursing two twins. Zannetti is a Roman jewelry and accessories company based a few steps from the luxury street of the Italian capital, via Condotti. But its twins are instead cufflinks, a different type: they are those that are worn on the wrist of a man’s shirt but, in fact, nothing prevents a woman from choosing them. The cufflinks are flanked by the classic jewels proposed by the small Maison and accessories that include products such as perfumes, key rings or writing tools.

Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di aeroplano
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di aeroplano

A story that began in 1982 with Riccardo Zannetti, founder and inventor of the brand, and also a specialist in the watchmaking sector. The timepieces, produced in a few copies a year, have become a collector’s item. 40 years after the birth of the company, the brand in the meantime has expanded its field of action which includes, in fact, also cufflinks. They are made of enameled silver, with the addition of a good dose of imagination. The price on average fluctuates between 150 and 300 euros, which places them in the category of gift items.
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di conigli
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di conigli

Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di pappagalli
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di pappagalli
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di palle da golf
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di palle da golf
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di gufo
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di gufo
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di rana curiosa
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di rana curiosa

Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di dalmata
Gemelli in argento smaltato a forma di dalmata







Eleuteri, vintage jewelry from Rome to New York





Vintage jewelry signed by prestigious Maison: it is Eleuteri’s specialty, which has now also opened a showcase on Madison Avenue, in New York ♦ ︎
There is Bulgari, there is Chaumet, there is Faraone. And then there are Cartier, David Web, Buccellati … All together. But it is not a party for jewelers: the great Maison are in the Eleuteri boutique, one of the great jewelers of Rome specializing in special jewels. Period pieces, more or less antique, but all of great quality. Eleuteri has always been in via Condotti, the luxury shopping street in the capital, Milano, Venezia, Cortina and Porto Cervo..

Spilla di Van Cleef & Arpels con turchese, rubini, zaffiri, diamanti su oro giallo
Spilla di Van Cleef & Arpels con turchese, rubini, zaffiri, diamanti su oro giallo

But Carlo Eleuteri and his son Wagner have also opened a showcase in New York, in central Madison Avenue. A landing that was underlined by a long article in the New York Times. It is a strategic choice. It is no coincidence that Wagner Eleuteri holds a degree from the London School of Economics. The jewelry company is in the fourth generation: the history of Eleuteri began, in fact, in 1894, even if with a candied shop. The transformation into jewelry, however, took place in 1963, with Pietro Eleuteri, a collector passionate about ancient art, who opened an antique shop. From antiques to ancient jewels the passage is short. So much so that now the Roman Maison has accumulated a collection of pieces of considerable value and beauty that, at the moment, are sought above all by the rich tourists who go shopping in Via Condotti. And now also in Manhattan.

Bracciale in oro 18 carati con diamanti, zaffiri, smeraldi, citrini, ametiste
Bracciale in oro 18 carati con diamanti, zaffiri, smeraldi, citrini, ametiste
Bracciale in oro rosa con diamanti fancy
Bracciale in oro rosa con diamanti fancy
Anello di Verdura in oro con ametista cabochon e peridoti
Anello di Verdura in oro con ametista cabochon e peridoti
Orecchini di Bulgari in oro, corallo, crisoprasio
Orecchini di Bulgari in oro, corallo, crisoprasio
Collana con diamanti e turchesi
Collana con diamanti e turchesi

Bracciale-orologio di Cartier
Bracciale-orologio di Cartier in oro e zaffiri







Angeletti caput mundi

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Angeletti, a historic jewelery shop in via Condotti, in Rome, which also looks to the foreign market ♦

Via Condotti is the luxury shopping street in Rome. Here, in 1940, the Angeletti boutique was opened. The jewelry has sold the best brands for years (and continues to sell jewels of brands such as Pasquale Bruni or Chantecler) and, subsequently, has extended its offer to creations signed by the Roman Maison itself. Over time, the family of jewelers has developed an autonomous proposal and style.

Anello in oro bianco con zaffiri e diamante
Anello in oro bianco con zaffiri e diamante

Today Marcello Angeletti is joined by the third generation, with Roberto and Rina, with the aim of making the brand better known abroad. Angeletti’s jewels are modern, but with respect for tradition. Rings, earrings and bracelets use gold and precious stones, such as diamonds, and semiprecious stones, such as tourmaline and amethyst, mother of pearl, rock crystal, or coral. In addition, they boast a handcrafted finish, but are also able to offer a consistent quality standard. The prices are compatible with those of the luxury in via Condotti.
Anello in oro e rutenio con diamanti
Anello in oro e rutenio con diamanti

Bracciale in oro rosa con madreperla
Bracciale in oro rosa con madreperla
Orecchini della Wave Collection in oro rosa con madreperla
Orecchini della Wave collection in oro rosa con madreperla
Orecchini in oro rosa con madreperla e cristallo di rocca
Orecchini in oro rosa con madreperla e cristallo di rocca
Orecchini in oro rosa con quarzo fumé della Wave collection
Orecchini in oro rosa con quarzo fumé della Wave collection

Anello in oro rosa con corallo salmone della Embrace collection
Anello in oro rosa con corallo salmone della Embrace collection







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