New Faces in Milan

by VO+ Magazine

Hanami is a Japanese word for the centuries old Japanese tradition of going to parks, laying light blue covers on the ground and sitting on them to admire the flowers blooming in spring. All accompanied by excellent food, good company and rivers of sakè. An authentic picnic-with-a-view in a splendid landscape that enchants big and small alike. Nowadays this custom mainly refers to the beautiful cherry trees (sakura) that paint the streets pink, evoking the emotions of millions of people.  Hana in Japanese actually means flower and is the root of another word, Hanakotoba, which...

Thursday, 19 April 2018

My Big Five. By Carlo Maria Pelagallo

Monday, 23 April 2018

Paola Marella: A Passion for Jewels

In Conversation with Clare Phillips

by Federica Frosini

Member of the jury at the Andrea Palladio Jewellery Awards and among the jewellery curators of the V&A museum in London, she gives us her special contribution at VICENZAORO.  Last night we knew the nine winners of the Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards. What is the role of VICENZAORO in this context and what does this award represent? The concept is celebrating and providing a touchstone for the highest levels of design and craftsmanship. But the awards also look beyond the tangible product, to how jewelers reach out to their audience - in terms of retail...

Kintsugi: The Gold That Repairs And Embellishes

by VO+ Magazine

Four years ago, Chiara approached Japanese culture, discovering the technique of Kintsugi, which means ‘repair with gold’ (from kin, gold, and tsugi, repair). We met her in Milan to ask her to explain what this art consists of and how it can be applied to jewelry and ceramics. PICTURE BY MATTEO SARTORI  What is Kintsugi?Kintsugi dates back to the end of the 1400s in Japan when, during a tea ceremony, it was first used to repair shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa's teacup. Urushi lacquer, a native sap extracted from the Rhus verniciflua tree, was used to glue the broken pieces back...

Monday, 19 March 2018

Jewels in Metamorphosis

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Springtime at Van Cleef & Arpel is Frivole

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Mattioli Gioielli: The 'Candy' Game

Friday, 16 March 2018

Two Awards for Pomellato

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