Jewels inspired by Italy's marvels

by Antonella Reina

The Italy of artists and poets, of classicThe Italy of artists and poets, of classic antiquities and the Renaissance, of Mediterranean light and naturalistic landscapes.The Italy that is the cradle of civilisation and pleasure. In a famous poem, Johan Wolfgang Goethe wrote, «Know’st thou the landwhere lemon-trees do bloom, And oranges like gold in leafy gloom, A gentle wind from deep blue heaven blows, The myrtle thick,and high the laurel grow. Know’st thou it,then? ’Tis there! ’tis there, O my belov’d one,I with thee would go!» A privileged stop onhis Grand Tour - and the basis of his famous work ‘Italian Journey’(1816) - the ‘Bel Paese’represented for the German philosopher aplace for regeneration, where he could discovernot only artistic wonders and enchantinggeographical locations, but also the lifestyleof a people that is particularly inclinedto pleasure....

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Inside the world of Eleuteri

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Hobbies with Massimo Bianchi & Rossana Mazza

Jewelry From Day to Night

by Antonella Reina

Extendable and transformable accessories that open and close to be worn from morning to night. Movement is jewellery's latest true 'obsession' and is revolutionizing the way of interpreting, perceiving and wearing it. French designer Elie Top is one of the forerunners of this new trend. In his Mécaniques Célestes collection, inspired by the mechanical movement of seventeenth and eighteen - century astrological clocks, rings and bracelets are valuable works of engineering with a dualistic soul. Due to a game of rotation, each item safeguards something hidden, a precious secret to be revealed at the right moment.

Mineral Conflicts:Meet Gaetano Cavalieri

by Federica Frosini

WHAT ARE the key points of the recently approved EU Mineral Conflicts legislation? There are several. First: European importers of gold will need to apply due diligence steps in monitoring the integrity of the supply chain, which are consistent with the OECD Guidance. Second: importers of gold below a certain volume will be exempt from having to implement a due diligence system. However, the legislation does not define a fixed volume, but rather states that the thresholds will be set so that at least 95 percent of the total imported volumes into the EU of gold will subject to the new regulations. Third: the new rules will only become fully applicable on January 1, 2021. Fourth: the law considers smelters and refiners to be the most critical juncture in the chain of distribution. If it is possible to successfully monitor all gold passing through these processors, the integrity of the...

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

90 years of Maison Schiaparelli

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

An interview with Fiammetta De Simone

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Shaun Leane broke the bank in NY

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Petal Rings by ‘G’

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