Maria Vittoria Albani, the artisan behind Ornella Bijoux makes costume jewellery that cannot be boxed in. Never just “stylised” or vintage, their timeless jewels fuse art and design with a splash of historical perspective.
Ornella Bijoux’s gilt silver faux pearl earrings speak to this sublime intersection, ever so subtly. They are not overly artistic, or overly designed, nor do they succumb to the styles of yesteryear. Rather the earrings poetic balance of all three universes brings to the fore uncompromising beauty that in todays fast and racy world has become more of a rarity than the norm.
Indeed, these extremely stylish earrings handmade by Ornella Bijoux are a testament to the beautiful and well-made – “il bello e ben fatto” – a mantra that we at TheItalianCollection share and covet. As to how to wear them? The sky is the limit!
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.