“The only word Elizabeth knows in Italian is Bulgari.” Richard Burton once quipped about Elizabeth Taylor during their passionate love affair and jewelry rendezvous at the famous Bulgari store on Via Condotti in Rome. While I would bet that Taylor knew more Italian, it’s a perfect line for a couple who were some of the many stars who helped the bra...

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 f...

True fashion plates can spot a Fendi bag from across a room. The LVMH-owned, Italian-based luxury house reached peak popularity in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, right at the crux of logo mania. Its signature interlocking Fs are synonymous with cheeky, lightly ostentatious style — and in some cases, a healthy “Sex and the City” obsession. Sarah Jes...

Italian fashion has always been at the forefront of trendsetting; and since spring is here, that means your closet is in need of some fresh pieces. The ANTEPRIMA pop up shop launched today and should be put on your list for spring shopping Italian pieces which have debuted in the United States for the first time. From sportswear, ready-to-wear, sus...

Affascinata dalla eterna interconnessione tra arte e scienza, Dalila Pasotti esplora questo dialogo in diverse forme artistiche: dalla scultura, la musica, al design di gioielli. Torinese, una laurea in scienze naturali, Dalila si trasferisce dieci anni fa a New York, spinta dalla passione e dalla vocazione artistica. Nella Grande Mela trova terren...

Buongiorno from Italy, where I just made my first visit to the VicenzaOro show (still running through Jan. 23!). Thanks to the Italian Exhibition Group, I was fortunate enough to be part of an international hosted press delegation, and I don’t think it’s the prosecco talking when I say that this show is fantasticoin every way. (But let’s not discou...

Italian jewelry designs and trends for the new year will be the focus of the VicenzaOro jewelry trade fair, being held January 18 – 23 in Vicenza, Italy. The city and surrounding area is one the three main manufacturing centers in Italy for gold and silver jewelry (the others being Valenza and Arezzo). VicenzaOro, held twice per year, is the larges...

Pietro, Antonio, Ireneo MEO (negli Stati Uniti scelse di chiamarsi solo Ireneo) nacque a Castelguidone (CH), in corso del Popolo n.10, il 16 luglio del 1894 da Beniamino e Carmina “Carminuccia” D’Amelio. Partecipò alla Prima Guerra Mondiale guadagnandosi prestigiose decorazioni. Poi, nel 1921, decise di tentare il “sogno americano”. Arrivò ad “Elli...

Un futuro brillante si preannuncia sul web da ora in poi. Il top si raggiungerà nel 2019 e bisogna essere pronti, saremo tutti influenzati dal digitale. Il benessere del comparto orafo e del luxury nel 2019 sarà buono insieme alle calzature ed abbigliamento, i gioielli saranno al top trainati dalla crescita del luxury Made in Italy. Si prevede un a...

La mostra è stata un successo oltre le nostre aspettative. Ma quello che mi ha colpito di più è stato l’interesse dei giovani, il loro entusiasmo nel vedere gli artigiani al lavoro. Credo che oggi considerino il saper fare qualcosa con le mani una cosa cool»: Alberto Cavalli ha impiegato due anni a organizzare Homo Faber, la grande mostra sui mesti...