Italian Jewelry Maker's Marks

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Afro Jewelry Maker's Mark

Afro

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Afro
Italy
Rome
c.1950s

Specialties

  • Painter & Professor of Mosaics.

1950s

  • Designed Jewelry with Mario Masenza of G. Masenza.



Akelo Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Akelo
Italy

Specialties

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



Benvenuto Cellini Jewelry Maker's Mark

Benvenuto Cellini

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Benvenuto Cellini
Italy
(1500-1571)

Specialties

  • Italian Renaissance goldsmith serving Popes and royalty.



Buccellati Jewelry Maker's Mark

Buccellati

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Buccellati
Italy
Milan (currently worldwide)
e.1919

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.


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Bulgari Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Bulgari
Italy
Rome
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"


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Calderoni Jewelry Maker's Mark

Adone Calderoni

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Adone Calderoni
Italy
Milan
e.1840

Specialties

  • Court Jewelers.

1911

  • First firm in Italy with countrywide distribution.

1925

  • Built a larger factory and expanded.



Capogrossi, Giuseppe Jewelry Maker's Mark

Giuseppe Capogrossi

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Giuseppe Capogrossi
Italy
Rome
(1900 - 1972)

Specialties



Chantecler Jewelry Maker's Mark

Chantecler

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Chantecler
Italy
Capri
e.1947

Specialties

  • Coral jewelry.
  • Jet-set and famous clientele.



Cipullo Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Cipullo
Italy
Rome

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 Jewelry Maker's Mark

Cusi

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Cusi
Italy
Milan
e.1886

Specialties

  • Jeweler to the Royal Family, Duke of Aosta and Count of Turin.

1929

  • Opened a Branch near the San Remo Casino.



Farnham, Paulding Jewelry Maker's Mark

Paulding Farnham

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Paulding Farnham
Italy
Rome
(1859 – 1927)

Specialties

  • Fine Jewelry
  • Enameled Orchids – 6 Gold Medals

1885



Fasano Jewelry Maker's Mark

Fasano

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Fasano
Italy
Turin
c.1928

Specialties



Mannucci, Edgardo Jewelry Maker's Mark

Edgardo Mannucci

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Edgardo Mannucci
Italy
Rome
e.1957

Specialties

  • Sculptor & Jeweler



Martinazzi, Bruno Jewelry Maker's Mark

Bruno Martinazzi

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Bruno Martinazzi
Italy
Turin
(1923 - )

Specialties

  • Sculptor & Jeweler



Nardi Jewelry Maker's Mark

Nardi

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Nardi
Italy
Venice
c.1920s

Specialties

1920s

  • Giulio Nardi founded Nardi in the Piazza San Marco.
  • Techniques inspired 18th century Venetian goldsmiths.

1931

  • Began to make brooches inspired by the Venetian Moretto.
  • Alberto Nardi took over from Giulio Nardi.

Famous for


Petochi Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Petochi
Italy
Rome
e.1884

Specialties

  • A family of jewelers.
  • Alberto Petochi Currently producing Roman coin jewelry - the 1884 Collection.

2004

  • Sold to a Roman jewelry and luxury firm.



Pinton, Mario Jewelry Maker's Mark

Mario Pinton

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Mario Pinton
Italy
Padua
e.1954

Specialties

  • Artist-Jeweler
  • Teaches goldsmithing and sculpture.



Pomodoro Brothers Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Pomodoro Brothers
Italy
c.1954

Specialties

  • Arnaldo Pomodoro & Giorgio Pomodoro - Sculptors
  • Made jewelry for 14 years.



Sabbadini Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Sabbadini
Italy
Milan
e.1940

Specialties

  • Design driven high quality Italian jewelry company.

1940

  • Founded by Bruno Sabbadini, a gem trader.
  • Bruno's son Alberto began designing the jewels to feature his father's gems.

1983

  • Opened a New York showroom.

2007

  • Opened a boutique in St. Moritz.
  • Currently run by Alberto, his wife Stefania and their children, Pierandrea and Micól.



Settepassi Jewelry Maker's Mark

Settepassi

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Settepassi
Italy
Florence & Milan
e.1700

Specialties

Traditional Italian Jewelers.



Vacchi, Luciana Jewelry Maker's Mark

Luciana Vacchi

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Luciana Vacchi
Italy
Bologna
e.1956

Specialties

  • Artisan Jeweler



Vinci, Kiky Vices Jewelry Maker's Mark

Kiky Vices Vinci

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Kiky Vices Vinci
Italy
e.1960

Specialties

  • Sculptor & Artisan Jeweler
  • Jewelry as wearable sculpture.



Weingrill Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Weingrill
Italy
e.1879

Specialties


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