The creative director of Ornella Bijoux is a tastemaker, a champion of beauty, and a proponent of timeless design and style.
Maria Vittoria Albani is also a lover of the natural world whose splendour often turns up in her final edit. The dragonfly, a very old insect that she has no doubt observed in her beloved garden is being recreated here.
Harmless, but with many myths to its name, the artisan-maker wants to capture the dragon fly’s elusiveness, its beautiful shining wings and perhaps give movement to its erratic flight patterns. A delightful and artistic interpretation her dragonfly conveys chic, simplicity and elegance.
This whimsical artisan-made costume bracelet encourages playfulness and creativity. So play with it, dress it up or dress it down, and if you wish be elusive 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.