Exclusive Italian Jewellery
- Gold chains
- Sterling Silver chains
The Etruscans, the Greeks and the Romans all prized the beauty and value of luxurious gold jewellery. In the middle ages, the church and royalty made it their exclusive property until it grew in popularity again during the Renaissance.
Training as a goldsmith was an important trade in Italy, and famous artists such as Donatello and Botticelli also started out on that path. As time went on, gemstones became more widely available and the design of Italian jewellery became more ambitious. The development of the great trade routes further established Italy at the heart of jewellery production in the world.
Vicenza is at the heart of modern jewellery production in Italy. Many of the foremost designers in the world are based there and Italy produces some of the highest quality gold and sterling silver jewellery in the world.
There are more than 10,000 companies producing jewellery in Italy. The booming industry employs more than 40,000 people working with 500 tons of gold and 1,500 tons of silver every year.