It was love at first sight! Though evoking a time when flowing silk gowns, gloves and hats were the order of the day, we felt that Ornella Bijoux’s gracious vintage cuff was as relevant today as it was then.
Certainly the modern world gravitates towards less fuss, but elegance remains an ideal we aspire to achieve. What is so striking about Ornella’s creations is that they transcend time; their designs fit in, they accommodate today’s sartorial requirements adding a touch of class to the simplest sheath dress, a tailored suit, a great pair of jeans or something a little more formal.
So be game and add this gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade rhinestone bracelet to your “entourage” of adornments. You will love it’s subtleness just as much as we do.
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.