A Long Family Tradition – Buccellati Jewelry
Buccellati jewelry comes with a history. According to Lang’s Antique Jewelry University, Buccellati is :
”An Italian firm famous for its textural gold jewellery and exquisite silver objects. According to family history, the Buccellati’s first foray into the jewellery trade was in the mid-eighteenth century when Contardo Buccellati worked as a goldsmith in Milan. In 1903, Mario Buccellati revived the family tradition, apprenticing at Milan’s prestigious Beltrami & Beltrami. In 1919, Buccellati took over the firm, changing its name to Buccellati. International acclaim came quickly.”
By the 1950s, the firm was well established and continues today under the leadership of the brothers Buccellati, each looking after the business in different parts of the world. Andrea and his daughter Lucrezia design jewelry, so the family’s involvement is both creative and managerial. In this post we take a look at a few 1950s pieces, all designed by Mario Bucellati.
1950s Buccellati Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Ring
Offered by De Maria fine & antique jewelry via 1stdibs, this is a beautiful 1950s ring, set with round-cut and square-cut diamonds and one emerald-cut emerald in the centre. The ring is designed and crafted entirely by hand in the traditional way, using age old techniques and processes. Buccellati jewelry is known for its detailed engraving and textured surfaces, and this ring is quintessentially Buccellati with a textured platinum mount. Hallmarked Buccellati – Italy.
More Buccellati jewelry on the next page…