She lives in Milan, she is as refined as the city she calls home, and she answers to Maria Vittoria Albani.
A romantic at heart our artist-cum-artisan leans into what makes her smile – the beautiful and well-made – the signature of each creation born in her workshop.
Her firefly-motif earrings speak volumes about her, and the craft she has mastered over decades. Her desire to make costume jewellery that lives on is another of Maria’s unique qualities. Don’t you think that so much of what we buy today becomes dated or tiresome ever so quickly?
Not Maria Vittoria’s custom jewellery!
Perhaps because each bracelet, necklace and pair of earrings bear her imprint and unique style they will grow evermore beautiful. Her firefly-motif earrings are no exception! We see them worn by day or by night, and even with your favourite jeans. How about 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.