Maria Vittoria Albani, creative director of Ornella Bijoux has made costume jewellery for decades. With their discerning eye, and a passion for the craft they remain one of Milan’s most coveted artisanal workshops.
Thanks to our collaboration with Ornella we have at our fingertips an exquisite collection of finery, not least of which is this rather chic pendant necklace in black and gold.
A deceptively simple necklace she has a big personality; she whispers chic, she compels you to match her with so many items – a shirt, a cowl-neckline cashmere sweater, a simple dress. Her compact flexible lines make her an ideal travel companion too.
So our advice would be to wear Ornella’s lovely black pendant necklace with wild abandon day or night, rain or shine!
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.