Italy is renowned for its skilled craftsman, so it comes as no surprise that some of the world’s most beautiful and sought-after jewellery is created there. In this guide, we highlight six of the best Italian Jewellery designers.
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Jewellery brand Pomellato burst on to the scene in the 1960s with its brightly coloured gemstones and the mantra that jewellery should not be a stagnant accessory and should instead be changed and worn as often as clothes.
With a 130-year heritage, Bulgari is arguably the most famous jewellery brand in Italy. Loved by A-listers the world over – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were among its most famous customers – the brand is best known for its snake-inspired Serpenti collections, B.zero1 rings and show-stopping necklaces composed of vibrantly coloured gemstones and diamonds.
Roberto Coin was an Italian jewellery designer for several international jewellery brands before he launched his own brand in Vicenza in 1977, and is best known for his limited-edition Animalier collections. Each Roberto Coin piece comes with a hidden Roberto Coin ruby, signifying the jewellery’s authenticity.
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Since 1924, family-run business Damiani has been creating jewellery steeped in Italian history and style. Some of its most impressive designs to date are the stunning Butterfly collections, which demonstrate the brand’s sublimely craftsmanship, the work of its team of skilled artisans.
With a strong Milanese heritage, Buccellati‘s aesthetic is both baroque and modern. The brand’s Dream bracelets are created with an almost fabric-like texture and are decorated with beautiful gemstones in a rainbow of colours.
Delfina Delettrez is a contemporary Italian Jewellery designer who seems destined to become one of Italy’s enduring names. Her evil-eye cuff rings and retractable bracelets can be found in the jewellery boxes of fashionable women the world over.
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