Milan has led in the field of design, it’s where artisan chocolate nourishes the sweetest tooth, and then there is Brera where artists love to stroll. A magical place at any time, it is also the city Maria Vittoria Albani of Ornella Bijoux calls home.
She is the quintessential Milanese whose impeccable taste, grace and poise reflect loudly in her bounty of work. As a veteran of the beautiful and well-made “il bello e ben fatto” the creative director of Ornella Bijoux leads by example; she has stayed true to her artisanal traditions crafting each bracelet, ring and necklace with great care, in an unhurried manner just like her whimsical snail-motif ring.
Authenticity, fantasy, and creativity guide this historic Milanese bottega, and this simple ring speaks to all three! You will love how this animal-motif ring feels, how it elevates the mood and transforms all ensembles into a unique sartorial expression.
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.