Have you ever strolled through a rose garden, and stopped to marvel at the beauty before you? Maria Vittoria Albani, creative director of Ornella Bijoux clearly has as many of her necklaces, bracelets and earrings are informed by Nature’s floral expressions.
She honours the beloved rose bloom by enshrining its beauty in simple materials adeptly chosen so as to bring its essence to the fore. Something that she does with expertise and a lot of heart, her rose-motif necklace is a stand out piece that deserves to be recognised.
We see Maria’s creation with so many ensembles – formal ones, casual ones too, and everything in between. It will transform your neckline, it will add that special touch of panache and turn the most humdrum outfit into a classic “Hepburn-esque” beauty with a modern twist.
Handcrafted in Milan, Italy this costume rose-motif jewel is a treasure to hold on to…
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.