The Fine Art of Creating Gold Jewelry

I think that some of the most interesting places to see in Florence are the artisan workshops. Old world craftsmanship abounds here. Wood carvers, sculptures, shoe makers and goldsmiths are just a few examples. I admit to being partial to the goldsmiths! I ran across this video, which shows just what they do! Those of you who are awaiting your pieces of Florentine jewelry made should find this interesting. As you will see, this is not a quick process!

corteccia di pino
These bracelets are an original design called Corteccia di Pino (Bark of Pine). They are made in two sizes in white, yellow or rose gold. Each piece is carved to look like bark, and then strung onto a gold chain to make a flexible bracelet. I love how simple, yet different these are. Simple enough to wear every day, but can be worn with dressy outfits too.

With Valentine’s Day just ahead, maybe I will drop a little hint or two! bracelet:necklace

I also love this multi strand bracelet with diamonds. It converts to a choker as well! Those clever Italian jewelers….

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