Italian Jewelry Maker’s Marks

Afro
Rome
Italy
c.1950s

Specialties

  • Painter & Professor of Mosaics.

1950s

  • Designed Jewelry with Mario Masenza of G. Masenza.
Akelo
Italy
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Specialties

  • Specializes in the use of ancient techniques, especially those of Etruscan origin.

 

Benvenuto Cellini
Italy
(1500-1571)

Specialties

  • Italian Renaissance goldsmith serving Popes and royalty.

 

Buccellati
Milan (and Worldwide)
Italy
e.1919
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Buccellati

Specialties

  • Easily recognized jewelry styles with distinct textures and engravings.
  • Hand made jewelry, hand alloyed metals, hand engraving and stone setting, using very little in the way of machinery.
  • No Untouched Gold every surface is engraved by hand.
  • Silverware, Silver plates and animal figurines.
  • Unique one-of-a-kind jewelry items that result in 70% of their profits.

Current Designers

  • Jewelry still designed by the family.
    • Senior Member: Andrea Buccellati, Milan.
    • Lucrezia (Andrea’s daughter), New York.

 

Bulgari
Rome
Italy
e.1884

Specialties

Historically

  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Buckles and Belts
  • Style based on classicism & Renaissance gold work.
  • Emphasis on wearable jewels.
  • Large gems and exotic shapes and forms with gems and enamel.

Founder

  • Sotirio Bulgari (1857-1932)
  • Greek by birth, From a family of goldsmiths since antiquity.
  • Joined by his sons Constantine – 1889 and Giorgio in 1890.
  • Specialized in jewelry

1881

  • Sotino Bulgary Arrives in Italy.

1884

  • Opened his first shop at 85 Via Sistina.

1905

  • 10 Via Condotti location opened and became the brand’s flagship.

1934

  • 10 Via Condotti was expanded and remodeled by Forestano di Fausto and the “U” in Bulgari became an ancient Roman “V”
Calderoni, Adone
Milan
Italy
e.1840

Specialties

  • Court Jewelers.

1911

  • First firm in Italy with countrywide distribution.

1925

  • Built a larger factory and expanded.
Capogrossi, Giuseppe
Rome
Italy
(1900 - 1972)

Specialties

Chantecler
Capri
Italy
e.1947

Specialties

  • Coral jewelry.
  • Jet-set and famous clientele.
Cipullo
Rome
Italy

Specialties

  • New York workshop

Assistant Designer

  • David Webb

Designer for

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Cartier

1969

  • Designed Love Bracelet.
  • Design Themes: Nails, Dollar Signs, Knots and Rope.
Cusi
Milan
Italy
e.1886

1886

  • Annibale Cusi, Jeweler – Milan
  • High Quality Gems & Exceptional Workmanship

1915

  • Jeweler to:
    • Royal Family
    • Duke of Aosta
    • Count of Turin

Post WWI

  • Via Clerici Location

1929

  • Opened a Branch near the San Remo Casino.

Currently:

  • Corso Monforte 23