Ornella Bijoux’s fan-shaped braid necklace is a fine example of the bottega’s distinctive costume jewellery.
Devoted to carrying on the family legacy the creative director of Ornella revels in a world of metals, crystals, faux pearls, and sea shells; all humble materials that she transforms into marvellous objects of desire.
This gorgeous necklace imbued with the hallmarks of our gifted artisan-maker requires little or no effort. She morphs into a splendid evening accessory; likewise she takes a hands-on approach to everyday casual attire elevating it to chic and dynamic.
Indeed, Ornella’s handmade fan-motif necklace is akin to pressing refresh. She will enhance the wearability of many of those ho-hum staples that you may have dismissed altogether, or completely forgotten about.
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.