What unites wine and jewelry is a careful and meticulous approach that shines in the attention to detail as well as in the art and passion of those who produce them and spend their time making them. Both represent two excellences of our culture, two distinct worlds that if combined, can give life to prized artistic creations. With this in mind, here are some of the works of Italian goldsmiths that have offered different jewels inspired by wine culture. We begin in Tuscany, one of Italy’s most important wine regions, where we find a wonderful pair of cufflinks elegantly made by an ancient Florentine goldsmith workshop. The ‘Gold Enamel Wine Cufflinks’
elegantly feature all the elements of wine: a grape bunch, a wine glass, a bottle opener and a bottle. You can see these unique accessories at Bernardo Antichità
on Florence’s Ponte Vecchio. From Tuscany, we move on to the Veneto, precisely to Peschiera on Lake Garda, where the Zenato family has been producing wine on the ancient morainic soils of Lugana and Valpolicella since 1960. In this context, we also have the charming creations of Nadia Zenato, wine entrepreneur and jewelry designer. Her latest work, the Gold Leaves ring
, is reminiscent of the grace and delicateness of those vines, which have always been a distinctive symbol of the family. The ornamental openwork motif of the grape leaf, in 18-carat gold, is illuminated by surrounding rubies set in white gold. Nadia Zenato Jewelry
gives life to new creations, uniting corks with precious materials. And Infinity Dreams –
a silver bangle with a gold Lugana Brut muselet cap –
is made with brilliant silver and surrounded in sparkling zirconia stones, making it a valuable one-of-a-kind piece.