Imagine strolling through the forest late at night with moon beams as your only light when suddenly perched up on high is an owl looking down, warning you with its hooting call. Such a precious moment appears to have inspired Maria Vittoria to create an owl pendant necklace.
Perhaps you did not know that in ancient times and in folkloric circles our feathery friend was a symbol of wisdom and femininity. We would like to believe that the owl’s status has not changed, and we have no doubt that our artisan-maker who is an advocate for all that is beautiful is safely in our camp.
With its distinctive features – large knowing eyes, and a rotund body splashed with sparkles Maria’s whimsical owl bears her knowing hands, wisdom to spare, and her feminine ways of being.
Handmade in Italy, Ornella Bijoux’s pendant/necklace will add a cheerful touch to any ensemble.
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.