Italian style has always been defined as attention-grabbing in more ways than one. Whether it's the serious and tailored look of Northern Italy or the sexy and Mediterranean spirit of Southern Italy, the way Italians dress has always been eye-catching. And that applies to their accessories too! It's no secret that Italians love the bling-bling, sparkling like peacocks to attract attention. So it's weird that Italian jewelry brands aren't as well-known as the French jewelers or American labels. Do you know any Italian jewelry brand that's as famous as Cartier
or Tiffany & Co.
? If not, at least know this handful of labels.
Source: Pino Manna Facebook Page
Chickens, spiders, butterflies, and more. If you thought Cartier was the only jeweler in the world that can make stunning bejeweled animals, think again. Pino Manna can rival the French jewelry brand any day! The major difference is theirs has a sense of humor to it, a quality rarely seen in the jewelry industry. When you see their spider necklaces, for instance, even if you're terrified of them, their pieces will still enchant you. As will their famous chicken rings, which are a delight to wear on any occasion. Life doesn't have to be serious to be luxurious and Pino Manna knows this!
Twinkling. That's the best word to describe Casato's exquisite jewelry. Dainty and sparkling, their signature style has an unequivocally feminine touch to it. And though they make use of many colors, their gold and silver pieces are often the most popular among their elite clientele. Rarely are their pieces showstoppers, more so the best finishing touches to any outfit. If you're attending a special event, for instance, and you're wearing your finest party clothes from Italian designers
, Casato jewelry will help complete your look without looking too much. It's a kind of twinkle that you won't find anywhere else!
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Even though Roberto Coin is one of the younger brands on this list (established only in 1996), there's an old-world quality to his pieces. And Mr. Coin wouldn't have it any other way. His signature style is referencing the jewelry styles and iconic pieces from the past and reworking them to today's standards. A lion's head, for instance, would often take the form of broach or cufflinks but here, it becomes an opulent ring fit for a mob boss. Diamond are also made especially sparkly, ensuring that their shine would catch anyone's eye even from across the room.
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If you know anything about Italian jewelry it's that they're often grandiose, maximalist, and undeniably glamorous. Buccellati continues this tradition with its eye-catching selection of accessories. It's the type that you'd see stylish grandmothers wear with their designer clothing and heavily coiffed hairstyles. Most notably, this Italian jeweler's scene-stealing pieces exemplify their courageous approach to fine jewelry. Think golden bracelets decorated with ocean-deep blue sapphires. Or a ring that has more colors than the rainbow and more. These daring pieces certainly grab attention and that's exactly what their clientele wants!
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When it comes to color, Santagostino puts out all the stops. You'll never find a jewelry brand that's as crazy with color like this one. And though their pieces can often look overwhelming, they still fit in among the Italians' taste for old-school opulence. Not to mention their brazen appreciation for bad taste. This is probably the only brand where you can get a piece with more colors than the rainbow. Despite only focusing on nature as inspiration, Santagostino pieces are far from the natural beauty that other jewelers have perfected over the years. Theirs has a comical glamour to it, one that breathes life and light to all those who wear it.
De Simone Fratelli
On the opposite side of the spectrum, De Simone Fratelli is famous for embracing only one color for their fine jewelry: coral! Quite a unique choice, isn't it? While other jewelers rely on gold, silver, and the jewel tones of sapphire, emerald, and topaz, this Italian brand sticks to corral all the way through. And before you think this is boring, you have to see their amazing selection first. From the humorous sea creatures to surreal pieces, De Simone Fratelli's jewelry proves that any brand can exhibit immense creativity even with just one color alone.
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Verdi Gioiell i
Diamonds and gemstones reign supreme at Verdi Gioielli. And that's just the way their faithful clientele would want it! Their fine pieces look nothing short of magical, evoking a classic look without looking too old-school that they look boring. They're just right! Not too elaborate but not too simple. Thanks to their healthy mix of colors and precious stones, they're able to find the right balance of glamour and modernism. So it's no surprise that so many Italians—as well as elite clients from around the world—rely on Verdi Gioielli for their accessories.
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Italian glamour is defined, in large part, by fine jewelry. Gold, silver, diamonds, gemstones, and more. These Italian jewelers know that to look luxurious, you'll need the pieces that sparkle, shine, and grab people's attention from a mile away!
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