“Made in Italy jewelry” is an excellence recognized all over the world, due to Italians’ ability to strive for perfection in creativity, craftsmanship and innovation. Italy’s unique presence in design, comes from pairing traditional methodology with innovative tools. As new advances and developments are embraced, Italy’s enduring legacy evolves with ever more beautiful design, premium craftsmanship and color in innovation.
Enameling is the baking of powdered all chromatic glass on top of metal and is used to highlight details instead of coloring the entire piece of jewelry. High quality enamel has many great qualities: it is smooth, hard, chemical- and scratch-resistant and cannot burn or fade under ultraviolet light. From prestigious Italian jewelry houses to contemporary designers, classic shades of gold jewelry are often joyfully submerged with bright enamel.
Colored gemstones become the best accompaniment to non- conventional plating. Color flashes bring a new energy and allure to traditional fine jewelry collections.
Multiple layers, color stacks and irreverent color combinations set the tone of the new era of jewelry collections.
The more colorful the better. This is how color has been brought to maximize its impact and pure essence. Gold and silver are plated with fluo shades of epoxy to give jewelry a new “vitamin” look. The essence of this trend lies in the “recoloring” of timeless silhouettes with color shades that are not neutral or classical hence extremely acid or fluo. This allows the new interpretation of existing classics and new opportunities of accessorizing.
Type of components: delicate chains, semi rigid frontals, wires, cords, bangles.
Silhouettes: stacking bangles, stacking rings, ear cuffs.
Materials: Yellow gold, silver gold plated, diamonds and gems, pave in diamonds and gems, cords, epoxy.
The trick is to combine more color combinations so as to achieve a layer of shades emphasizing optimism and good vibes. The innovation lies in the way you layer the look and in how many color combinations you can achieve. This harmonious “mix and match” opens up multiple combinations where classical diamond pavé leaves room for colored gem pavé together with epoxy treatments as well as multiple stone blends. This trend spans from bangles into rings and very often earrings and ear stacks.
Type of components: metal plates, bangles, chains, cords, vires.
Silhouettes: bangles, chain bracelets, earrings, rings, multilayers necklaces, ear studs.
Materials: Yellow gold, silver gold plated, epoxy, hard stones, precious stones and gems, epoxy, cords.
As a strong contrast to vitamin colors, black is back! Jet stones, black epoxy, blackened silver, black titanium…. being stone or treatment, the new look has this dark allure and is revamped through bold and statement silhouettes. Interestingly enough, black enhances jewelry into a much more modern approach and very often the dark metal matches with colored stones so as to create a very harmonious look. This emphasis towards black was strong in Victorian times and was defined as “mourning jewelry” as it was worn after the death of a relative. Today, the accent is more towards a way to further accessorize the black mood with colored gemstones and metal treatments. The new twist is that this jewelry complements and accessorizes any contemporary look and becomes a “must-have”.
Type of components: black stones, filigrine-like treatment, rings in snake shape, fancy cut stones.
Silhouettes: bold and powerful, delicate enhanced by epoxy, square and geometrical shapes.
Materials: blackened silver, blackened gold, black epoxy, hematite, black diamonds, fancy color stones.