Maria Vittoria Albani, the creative director of Ornella Bijoux is a romantic at heart, a petite lady whose lightness of being transmits in all her creations.
A non-stop doodler, she allows her innate sense of beauty to guide the creative process. This is why every handmade necklace, bracelet, ring and pair of earrings easily works its way into your heart.
Ornella’s crystal encrusted half-moon necklace lives up to the ethos of the workshop her mother created in 1944. Evoking the sensual force of the Art Deco style its eye-popping nature stops you in your tracks! She is exquisitely handcrafted, she wears beautifully day or night, and she encourages the art of dressing up.
Dare to be different? Maria Vittoria Albani of Ornella Bijoux would say why not?
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.