The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross in the West Village (30 Gansevoort Street - New York, NY 10014) will be hosting a reception for the artist Chiara Scarpitti this coming Friday, December 8th from 3-7pm. Her exhibition, Poetic Adornments, is currently on view through January 15th, 2015. Chiara is a well respected artist and educator from Italy. She is b...

On a narrow cobbled thoroughfare in this small Tuscan city, one shop’s windows glimmer with jewelry created over centuries. Gioielleria Carli, founded in 1655, promotes itself as Italy’s oldest jewelry store. Hanging from its rib-vaulted ceilings, hand-painted in plaids and fleur-de-lis, crystal chandeliers illuminate a museum-worthy exhibition of...

Spring is beginning to green the rolling Piedmontese hills as we make our way down the auto strada from Milan.Thi s is familiar country – I spent long stretches of my childhood here, among the wide fields and castle towns, the Alps a constant backdrop of crags and snow. Now, though, I’m here for a glimpse of the future that is also a window into th...

The new Bulgari store designed by Peter Marino is a re-styling of the shop opened back in 1989 in one of the most strategic locations in Manhattan, on the corner of 5th Avenue and 57th Street, occupying very impressively 308 square meters of the outer façade of the Crown Building, a true landmark of New York. Following and evolving the architectura...

When architect Peter Marino was tasked with renovating the Bulgari flagship on New York's Fifth Avenue, he looked to the luxury jewelry brand's Roman roots. Occupying a corner spot in the iconic Crown Building (designed in 1921 by the same architects who completed Grand Central Terminal), the store's new criss-crossed and rosette-studded façade is...

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...