Live From VicenzaOro 2016: Garavelli’s New Colored Micro Ceramic and Additions to Drago Collection



Garavelli’s recent experimentations in gold have paved the way for interesting line extensions and some colorful karat gold options. The Valenza, Italy–based firm added pieces to its one-year-old Drago (dragon) collection of reticulated scale styles, some with diamonds or black micro ceramic effects, as well as yellow gold, as previous offerings were only pink—a reflection of the preferences of the design team. Interior mechanisms are karat gold—not steel or titanium like other brands offer—in order to maintain the precious integrity of the pieces. Elisabetta Molina, one of the company principals, noted that the collection was doing well, to the tune of selling upwards of six substantially sized collar necklaces. Also of note: Garavelli’s new dramatic colors of micro ceramic on gold. “We can make any color,” says Molina, who displayed red, green, yellow, black, brown, and blue at the fair. “The micro ceramic is even easier to reapply than black rhodium,” she adds. And the price difference between pieces with it versus without? Negligible. “Maybe $50,” she adds. 

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Ring in 18k gold with yellow micro ceramic, citrine, and yellow sapphires, and a pendant necklace in 18k gold with green micro ceramic and emeralds, $6,840–$14,800

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Drago cuff in 18k gold with black micro ceramic and 1.88 cts. t.w. brown diamonds, $15,560 

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