Fashion stars, Italian goldsmiths team for exhibition

An unusual collection of jewels—designed by fashion’s biggest names and produced by goldsmiths from the Arezzo, Italy, area—debuted in Italy during Milan’s fashion week and has made a stop at The JCK Show.

The innovative jewels are part of the Oro d’Autore collection, which is coordinated by the organizers of the OroArezzo fair. These one-of-a-kind, 18k gold pieces are crafted strictly according to the directives of the various designers, and the result is a purely creative venture. Giorgio Armani’s ring is a solid block of onyx carved and set with emeralds by Oro Accessory-Falcinetti Italy. La Perla’s lingerie inspires a lace and pearl necklace crafted by L’Immagine. Moschino went for whimsy in a charm bracelet—the charms are actually paper drawings.

The 30 pieces also include designs by Chanel, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbanna and Roberto Cavalli.

“This is the first time the world of fashion is combined like this with gold,” said Adelaide Ruzzi, spokesperson for the Oro d’Autore project. “This is a first step to bring us closer to the fashion world.”

The collection is on display in the 46000 aisle on the lower level of the show.

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