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...

I leave tonight for VicenzaOro, taking place Jan. 23–28 in Vicenza, Italy, and while it's long been an event to see new designs from Italian manufacturers, it's increasingly becoming a livelier international destination.   Some American firms are in the mix: Great Neck, N.Y.–based Le Vian is exhibiting for the second consecutive year, and He...

by Alyssa Bird   Milanese fine jewelry house Buccellati recently moved its New York flagship to a sprawling five-story townhouse on the Upper East Side. The 7,000-square-foot space at 714 Madison Avenue—formerly occupied by the beloved Laura Ashley company, and, most recently, by the French jeweler Mauboussin—displays Buccellati's fine and h...

Please join Bloomingdale's in welcoming Marco Bicego, Italian jewelry designer as he presents his latest collections.   Since the launch of his eponymous jewelry line in 2000, Marco Bicego has redefined the phrase "timeless luxury." Hand-engraved by second-generation craftsmen in Vicenza, Italy, the iconic gold by Marco Bicego is both striki...

Pomellato recently opened its doors in Aventura Mall, and its timeless and fashionable jewelry is captivating shoppers. Established in Milan in 1967, Pomellato blends impeccable Italian craftsmanship and contemporary spirit.   The brand was the first to introduce the prêt-à-porter vision into the world of jewelry, infusing classic tradition...

ARTEMEST, the first e-commerce for high-end crafts made in Italy, has launched its e-commerce platform and online magazine (www.artemest.com) on 24 June 2015. The Italian start-up has already placed its first sales, mostly in Europe and in the US, proving that the internet is a valuable channel also for high-end handmade crafts. ARTEMEST offers a...