We love this necklace!
It speaks to its maker’s ability to take Nature’s way of being and imbuing it with the essence of life.
Indeed, Maria Vittoria Albani spends a lot of time in her garden admiring her blooms and observing the comings and goings of the living creatures that make this space their home.
She particularly loves bees whose pollination makes them a symbol of fertility and continuance.
Did you know that the bee was the royal symbol for Lower Egypt and the emblem of the united kingdoms of Egypt?
In the grand scheme of things it is hardly surprising that Maria Vittoria would dedicate a necklace to the not so humble bee.
Do enjoy the beauty of this really stunning 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.