Beautiful Buccellati Jewelry Design…
Since 1919, in the city of Milano in Italy, the Buccellati family has been designing and making jewelry under the family name for the rest of us to enjoy. From that first atelier in Milano, and the first store in New York in 1951, there are now stores in France, the United States and Britain, as well in Italy.
Buccellati still uses centuries-old Italian techniques to create its fine jewelry. Inspired by artists of the Italian Renaissance and Italian design and jewelry traditions, each piece of jewelry is meticulously hand-crafted by artisans.
Museum exhibitions on the art of Buccellati have been held: in the 1990s in San Francisco Academy of Sciences in San Francisco (California); in 2000, in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History; and at various institutions since then.
Fourth generation members of the Buccellati family carry on the tradition of design and entrepreneurship established by Mario Buccellati so many years ago. Enjoy the following selection of beautiful Buccellati jewels, below and over the page, with the exact text written by Buccellati.
The lovely contrast of yellow and white is the same as on Caterina’s silk gown in the painting “The Wedding of Caterina de’ Medici”. The proportions and style are inspired by Renaissance art, but Buccellati gives the bracelet a modern twist with contemporary geometric shapes. The hawthorn flowers have geometric petals, while the honeycomb surface is embellished with dazzling diamonds. MATERIALS: YELLOW GOLD, WHITE GOLD, DIAMONDS
An image of the painting, held in the collection of the Uffizi Gallery, is below.
The Marriage of Catherine de Medici and Henry II, Duke of Orleans (detail)
by Jacopo Chimenti, called da Empoli, (1551–1640).
Oil on canvas, 228 x 235cm. Inv. No. 5470
Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi.
Henry II of France, Duke of Orleans (1519–59) and Catherine de Medici (1519–98), wedding 1533.
– “The Marriage of Catherine de Medici and Henry II, Duke of Orleans”
(Marseille (France, 28.10.1533; by Pope Clement VII). Detail:
Catherine de Medici and entourage.
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