The Italian Jewelry Maker Buccellati Celebrates Its 100th Year

May 15, 2019 382

BY: Milena Lazazzera

Maria Cristina Buccellati, global communications and marketing director at her family’s jewelry house, was visibly excited on one particular gray January day in Paris. It was partly because a new Buccellati flagship was to open a few days later on the Rue St.-Honoré, and partly because her family had been selecting more than 200 of its creations for what it calls a Vintage Collection, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Milan-based brand.

The collection included a necklace of sculpted crystal beads, created by Mario Buccellati, Ms. Buccellati’s grandfather and founder of the jewelry house. The piece was a gift for the Italian writer Gabriele D’Annunzio to present to his lover, the Italian actress Eleonora Duse.

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