Friday, 9 May 2014

Buccellati

Buccellati is known for the impeccable quality of its Italian gold. Founded in 1919, it is the patriarch of haute Italian jewelry. Italian Goldsmith Mario Buccellati opened his shop in Milan, and was the first among Italian Goldsmiths to open a shop on Fifth Ave in New York and later in Palm Beach.

As his popularity gained, his clientele came to include the Vatican and the Royal Courts of Europe, leading to his nickname, “The Prince of Goldsmiths.”
Mario Buccellati drew upon the work of the Renaissance and Eighteen Century craftsman for design. The world-famous brand has cultivated a style all its own, distinguished by the use of refined techniques such as tulle, lace and honeycomb.

The house also gives jewelry a fabric effect by brushing and mattifying metals, and it often mixes silver and gold for texture and light enhancement. Dense gem encrustation gives Buccellati’s jewelry its rich texture.
The company works through a stable of nearly 300 artisans throughout Italy who are skilled in a specific technique of making jewelry. The company only produces one of a kind or extremely limited editions of their pieces.

It produces approximately 4,000 pieces per year, including handmade silver objects and watches.