Costume jewellery is what makes Maria Vittoria Albani, creative director of Ornella Bijoux smile! She has spent a lifetime creating exquisite bracelets, necklaces and earrings for which she has received numerous awards. And, in spite of all the accolades she remains a humble and charming individual.
A naturalist at heart Maria Vittoria loves to escape to her garden where the many insects large and small going about their business fascinate her. A butterfly flapping its wings seeking to land on the brightest flower, a honey bee buzzing, a wasp pollinating its favourite bloom.
Such an idyllic summer’s day is immortalised in the two in one wasp-motif ring with pearl. Whimsical, simple and light as a feather it will shine no matter the dress code, or time of day. It will rise to the occasion and elevate your ensemble from ho-hum to show stopper!
Believe us, it will! We love this handmade wasp-motif ring, and we know you will too.
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.