A bird-like and refined woman Maria Vittoria Albani, the creative director of Ornella Bijoux is a gift to us all. She embodies the art of Italian craftsmanship delighting us with exquisite and unique costume jewels.
Each item handmade from materials that many would dismiss magically becomes a jewel of note, one that leans into art, design and history.
Ornella’s charming fan-like earrings encrusted with crystals speak to this fine intersection. They also speak to the essence of “il bello e ben fatto” – the beautiful and well-made – a mantra that Ornella Bijoux and The Italian Collection hold dear.
As to how to wear these lovely handmade earrings? It is entirely up to you…
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.