Shopping for Jewelry

Maren's earringsIMG_3838F.M. necklace
In the warm weather, I may not feel like shopping for shearlings, but jewelry knows no season! I am enamored with the Roman coins and the jewelry that is made with them. Whether you prefer a simple setting, or a more elaborate one, the ancient Roman coins will always make you feel young!
Here is another example of a Roman coin made into jewelry.
This bracelet was designed and made for one of my shopping clients. The leather combined with the gold and the coin make it a very casual, hip piece. The goldsmith drew the design as we watched, and the clients were very pleased with the results.

On the 5th floor (without an elevator) in a 16th century building in the center of Florence, is every jewelry lover’s dream.
The goldsmith’s workshop produces original pieces in 18k gold (yellow, white and rose) jewelry, with or without gemstones in the typical Florentine tradition, as well as more modern pieces. 

I have my eye on this gorgeous gold bracelet called Corteccia di pino (bark of the pine), an original design by the goldsmith.

If you have old jewelry you no longer wear, why not have the goldsmith use your gold and gemstones to create something beautiful you will wear? My mother’s 1060’s emerald ring was transformed into a new ring that I love!

I have been given permission to take my shopping clients to this workshop. We need to make an appointment ahead of time, but for the serious jewelry shopper, this is a must! Prices here have thrilled my clients!

Etruscan necklaceEtruscan necklace with diamonds, heavy gold chain, pearl and gold necklace, chunky brushed gold necklace. Heavy link necklaceChunky large link necklacePearl and gold necklace

Classic silk ring with diamonds, Asymmetrical ring, Garnet ring, Florentine style ring.
classic silk ringasymmetrical ring with diamondsGarnet and sapphine ringfoto_del_15_11_016__99987.1402074547.1280.1280bracelet 4bracelet in 3 strands with diamondsbrushed gold bracelet my new braceletearringsearringsphoto (15)

One thought on “Shopping for Jewelry”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Your personal shopper in Florence, Italy