Rome Opens to the Jewel of the Artist

Rome Jewelry Week opens today in the capital. Until October 17, over 130 international artists will present their projects in workshops, meetings and author awards


  • FORMEDARTE di Rosamaria Venetucci, bracciale,  “La Gioia ritrovata”, argento, zaffiri bianchi, perla bianca, pietre naturali colorate. Ph. credits courtesy ufficio stampa Roma Jewelry Week

    FORMEDARTE di Rosamaria Venetucci, bracciale, “La Gioia ritrovata”, argento, zaffiri bianchi, perla bianca, pietre naturali colorate. Ph. credits courtesy ufficio stampa Roma Jewelry Week

Rome Jewelry Week inaugurates its first edition today 11 October and will remain open until 17, with over 130 international artists and designers. The event intends to enhance and disseminate the culture of contemporary jewelery, of the author, of the artist and of the historical goldsmith realities, thanks to the patronage of the I Municipio of Rome, of the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce in New York and is promoted by Incinque Open Art Monti association.

The Roma Jewelry Week event was founded by the architect Monica Cecchini, creator and director of the project and the selection of the realities involved is also curated by the goldsmith artist Emanuele Leonardi, the historian and critic of the jewel Bianca Cappello, and the journalist and writer Jonathan Giustini who will animate one of the scheduled meetings. An event that promotes excellence in the world of jewelery with a strong international vocation, thanks to the patronage of the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce in New York. President Alberto Milani, who in the past has held leading roles in the world of high-end jewelery for brands such as Bulgari and Buccellati, will award an award to the most deserving designer and the winning creation will be the protagonist of a special project, landing on the new platform American jewelry Jedora.com.

There are many realities involved that will animate the rich schedule. The University and Noble College of Goldsmiths, Jewelers, Silversmiths of the Alma City of Rome and the Consul Camerlengo of the University and Historian of Goldsmith Art Aldo Vitali; the AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo, which will curate a collective of contemporary jewelery goldsmiths at Alternatives Gallery, including some creations by Alba Polenghi Lisca, who recently passed away; Re / Enchanting presents its "urban souvenirs", art jewels in precious and semi-precious materials, inspired by an urban place in the prestigious Zetema Progetto Cultura bookshops at the Traianei Markets and Ara Pacis; the Incinque Open Art Monti Gallery, in via della Madonna dei Monti, will host the collective of the following artists: Gaia Descovich, Emanuele Leonardi, Dragana Mircetic, Raimondo Oliviero, STKREO Jewels & Vuelle Jewels and Celia Mastlievo Fabbri with collages dedicated to jewelry. Collectives of goldsmith artists selected from the project of Officine di Talenti Preziosi "neo Roman school" curated by Claudio Franchi will exhibit in the Xandrine boutique in Via Margutta and in shops in the city center of Franchi Argentieri, Cristiana Perali, Negri Gioielli, Fratelli Petochi and Rose's Jewelery . Le Sibille will open the doors of their atelier in Via Muzio Clementi, with an event dedicated to the ancient Roman micromosaic technique, which characterizes the line and concept of their jewels. Paper and virtual maps will be available to visitors to learn about all the places to visit. The beating heart of the event will be the guided tour tours, given the RJW's intent which is to discover the strong relationship between the history of Rome and the ancient goldsmith's art. There will be seven paths, involving eleven districts and about thirty goldsmiths, in addition to those already mentioned: Alberto Ercoli, Anna Retico, Argentia Jewels by Roberta Roselli, Arte Libera Tutti by Francesca Zaratti, Claudia Chianese, Fabiano Trionfi, Francesca Ecati EXATI, Galleria Continua by Cecilia Pecorelli, Glauco Cambi, Maria Diana, Maria Raissa Risivi / Risivi Lab, MP GIOIELLI by Marcello Pezzatini, MyriamB by Myriam Bottazzi, Percossi Papi, Risivi jewels, Rocco Epifanio Epifanio Jewelry, BCP Lab Graphic Studio. At Spazio Monti, Alessandro Arrigo's Bling Bling will be exhibited. Among the schools present also IED Rome and the university-level artistic training school for fashion, design and photography Accademia Italiana, with open days and workshops. At the International Women's House, from 12 to 16 October, the Textile Art exhibition curated by Bianca Cappello will be exhibited with the creations of one of the most important Italian artists of the Luisa de Santi knitted sculpture jewel. A week dedicated to culture and beauty animated by exhibitions, presentations, workshops, awards and talks to bring the capital to life and relive it thanks to an unprecedented project for the city, where inclusion, connection and joy are the key words. The Rome Jewelry Week will have as its flagship event the Incinque Jewels Award organized by the Incinque Open Art Monti association, which intends to promote the culture of Contemporary Jewelery in the Rome area and will take place from 15 to 17 October, for the first time in the archaeological site. Auditorium di Mecenate dating back to 30 BC.

Here 57 designer jewels will be exhibited to the public.

For info on the project and the calendar of events: www.romajewelryweek.com

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Gianni Misto, anello ”Futuristic zen”, argento 925, scoria ferrosa etrusca. Ph. credits courtesy ufficio stampa Roma Jewelry Week

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