Tiffany & Co named a former Bulgari SpA executive to its top job, the second time the iconic New York jewelry retailer has tapped the Italian luxury house for senior hires this year. Tiffany, which has been struggling to turn around sales amid faltering demand for its high-end jewelry, named Alessandro Bogliolo chief executive, months after it adde...

Eating and partying: two things Italians take very seriously. So seriously in fact that the country’s most famous jewellery house has dedicated its latest High Jewellery collection to the Italian art of throwing a ‘festa’. Launched with a suitably extravagant party in Venice, the collection is Bulgari’s most celebratory yet. Over 100 pieces fall in...

Thirty years ago, Temple St. Clair came to jewelry design serendipitously. She was a student in Florence, Italy, when her mother paid her a visit—she'd flown in from their hometown of Roanoke, Virginia—and asked to have an ancient coin set in a necklace. St. Clair, on a mission to find the perfect craftsman for the job, hit the Florentine streets....

Even though some of its work spaces had been used for a few weeks, Bulgari’s new jewelry factory here was still a work in progress earlier this month. The floors of creamy marble and gleaming walnut in the reception area were still covered, and leather armchairs were being moved into a conference room. The marble and wood were from Italy, as were t...

Filthy rich and already boast enough glass slippers to win a dozen princes? Italian shoemaker Antonio Vietri has the thing for you: 24-carat gold shoes. Vietri, from Turin in northern Italy, hopes to attract shoppers from wealthy Gulf countries with his blue or black suede moccasins with stitched gold-plated uppers.| "These are the first shoes in t...

Amid the boom and revolution of Milan in 1967, artists, writers and eccentrics of all stripes fueled their creative ferment with drinks at the legendary Bar Jamaica. There, the son of a Milanese goldsmith hatched a bar-side plan for a new kind of jewelry: Aimed at the era’s freewheeling feminists, it would be expressive yet easy to wear, blending I...

Fabrizio Nestola, 44 years old, is a Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Padua. He has worked hard not only for his academic career but also to carry on his research on diamonds. Prof Nestola’s aim is the one of finding out what lays behind the diamonds, even studying the super-giant ones (3000 carats), the super-deep and rare ones to be f...

New products, B2B meetings, forums and seminars on jewelry making have characterized the international jewelry show organized by IEG (Italian Exhibition Group), VicenzaOro trade-show which closed on Tuesday, January 25 in Vicenza. Italian-made jewelry, in spite of the crisis in the sector, is holding up in terms of turnover and exports. The Boutiq...

By Corilyn Shropshire   Italian luxury jeweler Buccellati is opening the doors to what the family-owned company is labeling its new U.S. flagship on Oak Street Friday morning. The new 2,000-square-foot, two-level boutique is located in the new Esquire Theater, alongside a bevy of other high-end retailers including Christian Louboutin an...

Though the venerable jeweler Bulgari opened its first shop in Rome in 1884, it wasn't until the decades following World War II that the house developed what would become known as the "Italian school" of jewelry design, reinterpreting forms both Greco-Roman and Renaissance.   Those influences and numerous others are evident in "The Art of Bul...