First Look: 5 Standout Designs From VicenzaOro

The Italian jewelry fair kicks off today in high style

It’s Day One of VicenzaOro—the annual fine jewelry fair in Vicenza, Italy—and 2,400 exhibitors (representing 2,800 brands) have set up shop inside the Fiera di Vicenza convention center to welcome an expected 54,000 visitors from 131 countries, according to event executives.

Walking the show in its first few hours, I’ve seen a plethora of colored stone jewelry (green is big), enameled jewelry, coral in an astounding range of rosy hues, and an overall emphasis on exceptional, highly detailed goldsmithing—which, of course, is central to the Italian jewelry market’s DNA.

Here are a few exceptional pieces I captured on my first-day stroll:

screen_shot_2017-01-20_at_2.16.22_pm.png
One-of-a-kind pendant by Santagostino

screen_shot_2017-01-20_at_3.40.51_pm_0.png
Crab necklace by Daniela Villegas (worn by the designer)

screen_shot_2017-01-20_at_2.16.09_pm.png

Coral necklace by DeSimone Jewelers 

screen_shot_2017-01-20_at_2.15.59_pm_0.png
Bracelet by Gold Art

screen_shot_2017-01-20_at_2.16.37_pm.png
Necklace by Magerit

(Photo at top: ring by Annamaria Cammilli)

JCK Magazine Editor