Buccellati timeless jewellery
The story of the legendary in the jewelry world name Buccellati has its roots in the distant middle of the eighteenth century. Contardo Buccellati was the owner of the jewelry store in Milan. In 1919, his son Mario, having worked as an apprentice at the parents’ shop for six years, he opened his own business – and that was the foundation for an outstanding style of Buccellati, such as we know it today. Jewelry and silverware was Favorited by the “rich and famous” in Rome and Florence; then gained popularity throughout Europe. After the Second World War, a jeweler in addition to the already existing Italian boutique opened stores in New York and Palm Beach; and finally, it was time to worldwide fame. Among the clients of Mario Buccellati were not only trendsetters, artists and poets, but the whole royal houses of Italy, Belgium, Spain, Egypt and even the Vatican!
Without detracting from the family tradition, Mario taught jewelry craftsmanship five sons. After their father died in 1965, four of them began to work together, but four years later, their paths parted ways. The most talented descendant of the famous jeweler named Jeanmarie managed not only to maintain, continue his parent business, but also successfully develop it: he conducted a large-scale advertising company, opened stores in all the capitals of the world and engaged in the development and manufacture his own jewelry.
Now Jeanmarie is still at the helm of the company, but he is not alone. To carry on the family business help his three children – that is already the fourth-generation of representatives of Buccellati. Andrea and his father has been designing jewelry, Gino manages company specializing in the manufacture and sale of silver jewelry, and Maria Cristina heads the department of advertising and public relations. The wife of Jeanmarie, Rosie, is responsible for the scope of management.
Success is a good thing, but the success of the company Buccellati is obliged not only to ancient techniques (although their family jewel, of course, keeps a closely guarded secret). Owners and employees of the company are distinguished by perfectionism, attention to detail and dedication – they literally put their hearts into every decoration. Therefore, their works are like nothing on each other or on any other jewelry products, as the Italian soul, as it is known, versatile and infinitely mysterious. To buy Buccellati jewelry is available through their authorized dealers and the company’s official website.
In their experiments, creative jewelry house knows no framework: Buccellati used yellow, pink, white or burnished gold, silver and precious stones, grand palette of ruby, topaz, sapphires, opals, pearls, well, and diamonds. The collection Buccellati even have articles of rough diamonds!
Each Buccellati ornament – a work of art, made by the hands of the best Italian masters. There is no threading, no seasonal collections – only the individual. In addition to such “individual approach”, not the last role play the succession of generations: the majority of highly qualified specialists working in the company today are the descendants of jewelers who worked in Buccellati jewelry base in the era of the house.
Jewelry products by Buccellati are always sophistication, tenderness, delicacy, subtlety; sometimes pretentiousness; sometimes modest, and, sometimes, not very discreet charm of the bourgeoisie; but certainly a fairy tale, lace, light, texture and flawless work.
The artistic style of Buccellati often conventionally referred to as “High Baroque”: brevity is clearly alien to them. The original design of jewelry brand Buccellati includes engraving art which performance honed to perfection, as well as numerous sophisticated techniques. These include the so-called “silk illusion” – Segrinato: metal surface is covered with small “stitches”, overlapping in different directions. Miscellaneous equipment – ornata used to engrave rings and bracelets, allowing to achieve the effect of ornament and similarities with gold lace by repeated application of an image. By the way, the masters of the jewelry house Buccellati have already formed a collection of their favorite themes – mostly something from nature: leaves, bunches of grapes, sunflowers, thistles, butterflies, ants or spiders.
Jewelry brands are as many as the fallen leaves of autumn. But some are merged into a homogeneous mass, flashing before our eyes, bypassing the heart and soul of people, while others are timeless becoming fashion legend, about them passionately dream and speak with aspiration. These ornaments are on everyone’s lips in a figurative sense and on the powerful arms, necks and ears – literally.