Old-style glamour is never far from Maria Vittoria Albani’s mindset who as creative director of Ornella Bijoux has guided the bottega for a very long time. This unique and sensuous necklace that we christened “Alpine Star” is just one of many glam pieces to come out of their astounding workshop.
A narrative in sublime beauty, the “Alpine Star” necklace tugs at the heart strings. She exhibits all the hallmarks of the artisan’s magical touch delighting us with her sparkles, simple design and artistic leanings.
Not bold, flashy or outsized this unashamedly elegant “Alpine Star” handmade in Milan transforms ensembles for day or night, formal or sporty casual. She pops matched to a smartly tailored white shirt, she flirts unashamedly with that organza silk evening gown and looks smashing with your favourite turtle neck cashmere sweater.
Indeed, Ornella Bijoux’s knockout crystal and aluminium necklace willingly sings to your sartorial tune making you stand out in the crowd! What more can you ask of a necklace?
About the Designer
In the heart of Milan, a small studio founded in 1944 is where Maria Vittoria Albani, creative director of Ornella Bijoux makes splendidly unusual costume jewellery. Petite, elegant, and with a disarming smile Maria’s many creations speak to traditions, as well to that remarkable Italian style synonymous with whispering design and an understated elegance to which we willingly succumb.
Made by hand in a plethora of materials – ceramics, woods, gold or silver painted bronze, enamelled metals, resins, sparkling crystals, Venetian glass, and semi-precious stones – every single necklace, bracelet, ring, and pair of earrings is shaped via meticulous craftsmanship using techniques and methods ordained by the “haute couture” of artisanal jewellers.
Informed by the surreal beauty of Mother Nature, and drawn to abstract art and geometric design Ornella Bijoux masters the fine balance between style, fantasy and limitless colour combinations. Fashion’s fickle trends, while taking note of them do not distract Maria Vittoria from her tried and true “recipe” of imbuing every item with that unmistakable original Italian touch giving each a long shelf life. Indeed, every piece that bears the Ornella Bijoux insignia is guaranteed to grow in beauty with the passing of years.