The ancient Egyptians may have stumbled on how to make glass, but it was the Venetians who mastered the fine art of blowing the hot liquid into marvellous shapes and objects.
Such are the beads used by the Milanese bottega Ornella Bijoux whose gorgeous dove-grey glass necklace speaks the language of beauty and elegance.
In a sense vintage, but respectful of the modern mood, Ornella’s jewel seems to defy time and fashion moments. Indeed, it is an aspirational collier with which to play and create.
Match her with a long gown and show off your pomp and circumstance; or better still wear her with a tailored pair of jeans and a pristine white shirt. You will love how Ornella’s glass jewel makes you look and feel.
Handmade in Italy, this glass bead necklace will give you years of enjoyment.
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.