Mediterranean Beauties: Italian Designer Jewellery Found in NZ
For thousands of years, jewellery has been the ultimate statement of adoration. Countless couples have shared their love with each other in the form of jewellery with others revelling in the simple pleasure of owning your own piece of most exquisite beauty. These days, jewellery is designed across the globe, with each country lending their own unique cultural elements to craft specialised pieces sure to elicit delight. But among all designers of jewellery, few compare to those of Italy. With a jewellery making heritage which stretches across millennia and a bustling fashion industry in this era, Italy is both a member of the old guard and new wave when it comes to jewellery, at once an authority and an innovator. When it comes to saying “I love you” to someone in the form of a gift, few objects surpass Italian jewellery in pure power.
The key to selecting jewellery which will make hearts beat faster is to know the person who you want to show your love to. One of the reasons why Italian jewellery is such a good gift is because it has such scope; there are so many different types and styles of jewellery that there is sure to be a type to suit any taste. From traditional to modern, diverse styles can match any personal aesthetic, whether it is down-home and comfortable or runway chic. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are just some of the forms jewellery comes in, so it can be used to emphasise any trait.
Jewellery that is crafted from 18kt gold is both traditional and modern designers. They can come in a variety of styles, all of which can speak volumes about the wearer. A delicate gold chain is elegant and airy, while a chunky bracelet can convey a bold, mod feel. In Italian jewellery, gold chain type necklaces are particular favourites, as different types of links can convey many different moods and compliments all skin tones.
Gemstones can lend an exquisite colour and glimmer to fine pieces. There are many different types of gemstones, with types to fit every budget. Italian jewellers especially like using gems in the pave-type setting, which is the placement of many tiny gems in a single piece. It is extremely versatile and can be used to create a delicate shimmer effect or a bold wave of colour. Especially fine gems are generally set in a way which emphasises their shine and colour, whether through intricate metalwork or complimentary coloured smaller stones. Such pieces can easily become family heirlooms, which can be passed down for innumerable generations.
Jewellery can be in any price range. While it is commonly regarded as a big-ticket item, many types of jewellery can provide a lot of beauty for very little money. Italian blown glass jewellery is a traditional part of Venetian culture, and it is easily affordable. With its veritable rainbow of hues and textures, it can look alternatively chic or rustic. Many types of traditional jewellery can be used as major statement pieces.
Italy has a plethora of different design houses which each create different unique styles of jewellery. Among these is Marco Bicego, which easily embodies the essence of Italian designer jewellery. With an emphasis on modern design and traditional quality, the brand crafts pieces such as these diamond engagement rings which are renowned for their extraordinary ability to be worn in many different occasions and make a statement every time. The brand’s pieces are sold around the globe, from New York and London, to Sydney and Auckland. Each piece is infused with the brand’s signature passion, truly numbering among the best in the world.
Some Italian jewellery can be found at websites like this but the up-market Italian designer jewellery can only be found in boutique jewellers. Marco Bicego jewellery is only available in New Zealand from Orsini Jewellers. They stock a wide range of Italian designer jewellery in Auckland at their shop in Parnell. You can get a good idea of the different collections they have available on the website http://www.orsini.co.nz/. But for best effect you need to go along to the shop. It’s best to ring first so you can make an exclusive appointment then you will be given personal attention.