With “Stelle Cadenti” the creative director of Ornella Bijoux has excelled! Not only does this gorgeous necklace make a stunning statement, she speaks volumes about the Italian craftsmanship required to bring her to fruition.
This necklace conveys the creator’s desire to stir the soul too! Indeed, their star-motif beauty gets the creative juices flowing. It sets our imagination on fire and many questions come to mind. Do I dare wear her, and if I do what do I pair her with? And so on and so forth…
What would the artisan-maker say? She would gently say listen to your heart. She would also say allow yourself the freedom to create something that will convey your unique style. So be you, be free and live creatively with this everlasting costume jewel handmade in Milan, Italy.
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.