On 10 June 2022 at 6:30 p.m. an exhibition of contemporary research jewellery consisting of 84 pieces from the Raffaele Cominelli Foundation opens at the Monza LeoGalleries space at Via De Gradi 10. Curated by Rita Marcangelo, Rossella Tornquist and Rosanna Padrini Dolcini, the exhibition is one of the events that make up FuorisaloneMonza 2022.
The exhibition has been organized and brought to life by the Addicted project, a new entity which will be officially unveiled at this event and was created to raise awareness and support the world of contemporary and art jewellery. Art historian Simona Bartolena together with Laura Gadda, Elena Guerini and Daniela Porta of LeoGalleries, will explain the background to Addicted, its choices and goals at the opening of the exhibition. All are founders of this new entity and already very active in the art world.
In addition, on 16 June 2022 at 6:30 p.m. there will be an event where it will be possible to meet the curators of the Collection, who will present the activities of the Cominelli Foundation by illustrating the jewellery on display.

The Permanent Collection was born from a collaboration between the Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC) and the Cominelli Foundation as part of the annual Cominelli Foundation Prize, a competition that, since 2010, has featured contemporary jewellery artists from around the world. The Collection, which began in 2011, was curated for the first year by Dr. Bianca Cappello, a jewellery critic and historian, who made an initial selection of artists based on the different modes and interpretative aspects of the subject. In 2012, Rita Marcangelo took over this role. In addition to expanding the Collection through constant selection of new works, she has completely reorganised it in order to give a broader overview of the different areas of research that characterize contemporary jewellery today. As a result, the exhibition has been divided into four macro-thematic areas, which in turn are divided into specific areas of interest.
Among the latest works to have been donated is a bracelet by Marjorie Schick from Helen W. Drutt English, one of the most important collectors of contemporary jewellery. She was invited by AGC and the Foundation to select the participants in the Cominelli Prize in the 2017-2018 edition. On that occasion she was very impressed with the venue and the project. Appointed by the Schick family with the responsibility of entrusting the artist's works to museums and permanent collections, which, for her, were more deserving in importance and quality, she decided to donate the 1994 Ridget armlet to the Permanent Collection.

armband by Marjorie Schick

brooch by Alba Polenghi Lisca

brooch by Jimin Kim

brooch by Judy McCaig

ring by Maria Cristina Bellucci

ring by Nahoko Fujimoto

brooch by Silke Trekel

pendant by Trinidad Contreras


Thursday, 09 June 2022 10:48

Corrado De Meo

ELEMENTO MUTEVOLE IN TEMPO is the title of the contemporary jewelry exhibition by Corrado De Meo at the Temporary Exhibition Hall of the Museum of Natural History and the Mediterranean in Livorno.

Corrado De Meo's works, of which there are more than fifty, span different eras and recount phases of his research that over the past 20 years, have accompanied his "wanderings" and allowed him to measure himself with materials and techniques that have helped him renew himself and tell the story of his professional journey; a journey that began more than 40 years ago. When he began this adventure, he did not even know where it would take him, he only knew that he wanted to set out to discover a world of forms whose only reason for existence is to tell and give birth to emotions. Over these years, after much searching, he realized that his purpose was not to reach a goal, but to continue the "journey," a journey in the company of "matter," of this "mystery" with which, over these years, he has interacted by letting himself suggest new ways or discover new ones himself.

brooch by Corrado De Meo

Sunday, 29 May 2022 07:01


The annual event dedicated to AGC members is back after a few years of pause. "AGCpunto" is its title and it has been conceived to underline the intention of a meeting point, that aims to share and exchange the annual life of our association. We thank the Museum of Natural History of the Mediterranean which hosts the exhibition of the representative works of the authors, designers and artists of contemporary jewellery. They are part of the association, and with their research they contribute to identifying the contemporary vision of body ornaments, conceived as a single or multiple piece in a limited series and in most cases made by themselves.

A very rich and multiform panorama in the approach to this expressive form still too little valued and explored by critics and art media.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 4th of June at 5PM and will be open to visitors during the opening hours of the museum until Sunday 12th of June. On Sunday 5th June, there will be a meeting of the association open to everyone. The time and place of the meeting will be announced in the coming days to members who have already registered. Anyone wishing to join can contact us - RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Authors on display:

Sara Barbanti, Roberta Bernabei, Maura Biamonti, Annarita Bianco, Luisa Chiandotto, Jamie Chung, Lluis Comin, Roberta Consalvo Sances, Katarina Cudic, Corrado De Meo, Clara Del Papa, Nicolas Estrada, Fluxis, Laura Forte, Maria Rosa Franzin, Nicoletta Frigerio, Stefano Fronza, Andrea Lombardo, Elvio Lunian, Letizia Maggio, Rita Marcangelo, Gigi Mariani, Lieta Marziali, Mineri Matsuura, Marco Minelli, Francesca Mo, Kazumi Nagano, Eliana Negroni, Liana Pattihis, Roberta Pavone, Marco Picciali, Irma Podini, Sara Progressi, Anna Retico, Stefano Rossi, Chiara Scarpitti, Silvia Serra Albaladejo, Claudia Steiner, Yoko Takirai and Pietro Pellitteri, Ognyana Teneva, Gabi Veit, Yiota Vogli, Babette Von Dohnanyi.

AGCpunto is an ongoing project, the association will work on it the future in search of new collaborations and visions. All those who want to join forces are welcome. See you in Livorno!

 Some works by the authors in the exhibition follow:

Sara Barbanti

Gigi Mariani

Stefano Fronza

Chiara Scarpitti


Andrea Lombardo

Luisa Chiandotto

Anna Retico

Jamie Chung

Rita Marcangelo

Yoko Takirai e Pietro Pellitteri

Roberta Consalvo Sances

Lluis Comin


Annarita Bianco

Claudia Steiner

Yiota Vogli

Babette Von Dohnanyi

Marco Minelli

Francesca Mo

Lieta Marziali

Stefano Rossi

Clara Del Papa

Maura Biamonti

Eliana Negroni

Mineri Matsuura

Irma Podini

Letizia Maggio

Nicolas Estrada

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 07:51

#circolare di nome e di fatto!

workshop in archivio – mercoledì 8 e domenica 12 giugno 2022
jewelry design workshop: progettiamo in “circolare”
Tutti i tondi possibili, sfridi di metallo, granulati dalla stampa 3D… ma prima di tutto la vostra testa, per sfidare l’economia circolare nel quartiere CiStà – Città Studi Acquabella Social District

Un’introduzione alla progettazione del gioiello e un focus sull’uso dei materiali di recupero superando la logica del semplice assemblaggio.

Il workshop consiste in un esercizio di progettazione / design del gioiello a partire da materiali di recupero circolare da altre attività (lavorazioni del metallo e scarti da stampa 3D) aperto al confronto sia tra specialisti che tra i cittadini-osservatori. Focalizzare sul design del gioiello significa proporre una scala di lavorazione sostenibile e facilmente accessibile, sia a studenti e progettisti emergenti, sia a cittadini sensibilizzati e di conseguenza interessati ad approfondire il tema della circolarità. La valorizzazione della cultura di progetto in questo caso si pone l’obiettivo di superare la logica di semplice assemblaggio, grazie a un processo di studio di livello professionale, guidato da esperti del settore (Cristian Visentin Studio, Archivio Negroni, AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo) rivolto a giovani ricercatori nel campo del design di prodotto e design del gioiello.

A partire da scarti sfridi, elementi metallici e non del nostro archivio materiale (Archivio Attrezzeria Negroni) e degli altri partner tecnologici (Superforma XYZ e Cristian Visentin Studio) proponiamo un approccio introduttivo alla progettazione e design del gioiello con materiali di recupero.
Alla parte pratica, segue l’esposizione dei risultati (schizzi, prototipi, elaborazioni grafiche e digitali) rivolta in primo luogo ai cittadini/residenti del quartiere allargato (Città Studi Politecnico / in collaborazione con l’associazione CiStà Città Studi Acquabella Social District) per la sensibilizzazione sui temi di “scarto/riuso/riparazione” ornamentale, attraverso la rappresentazione dei risultati elaborati dai partecipanti del workshop, a cui verranno affiancati esempi in tema realizzati da artisti e designer del gioiello internazionali – a cura di Archivio Negroni in collaborazione con Associazione AGC, LAO Firenze, IED Milano.

L’aspetto centrale del workshop è dato dai MATERIALI UTILIZZATI a disposizione dei partecipanti: sfridi metallici, frammenti metallici d’archivio, disegni e modelli d’archivio scarti dalla stampa 3D; granulati e rilavorati; semilavorati di recupero pre-adattati secondo suggerimenti di progettazione.
Una prima sessione introduttiva e preparatoria si svolgerà online MERCOLEDÌ 8 GIUGNO alle ore 12 (il link verrà comunicato dopo la presente registrazione) a cui seguiranno successivi appuntamenti di approfondimento online in vista della sessione operativa di DOMENICA 12 GIUGNO (in Archivio Negroni – dalle 10 alle 18 per il gruppo dei partecipanti iscritti).
L’esperienza si concluderà con la presentazione degli elaborati e l’apertura al pubblico dell’Archivio dalle ore 18 alle ore 21.
L’esposizione al pubblico sarà aperta e fruibile fino a Lunedì 13 alle ore 14,30.
I materiali sono forniti dai partner del progetto e la fase progettuale verrà guidata dall’arch. Cristian Visentin (Cristian Visentin Studio), professionista e docente di design del prodotto e del gioiello.

Destinatari: studenti universitari, accademie e scuole di design, progettisti emergenti, jewellery designers

Durata: sessione online 1 ora (mercoledì 8 giugno dalle 12 alle 13) sessione giornaliera in archivio (domenica 12 giugno dalle 10 alle 18)

Posti limitati: 8 persone


Cristian Visentin, Designer e docente

SuperForma 3D specialists Team

Eliana Negroni, curatore dell’Archivio Negroni



evento gratuito – posti limitati – info:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – T. 333 4003308

Archivio Negroni – via Filippo Tajani 3 – 20133 Milano



Thursday, 12 May 2022 07:28


Cari Soci AGC,

come anticipato nelle precedenti comunicazioni, stiamo raccogliendo adesioni per la mostra dell'associazione che, come proposto dal precedente comitato direttivo in occasione dell'assemblea di febbraio u.s., avremmo l'opportunità di realizzare a Livorno da sabato 4 fino a sabato 11 giugno.

Ispirandoci al progetto AGC.punto proposto alcuni anni fa (2009-2010), la mostra dell'associazione - esporre 1 o 2 opere di ogni socio - vorrebbe essere soprattutto un momento di partecipazione tra i soci, un'occasione per conoscersi, conoscere da vicino il lavoro dei colleghi, confrontarsi o anche semplicemente rivedersi dopo diverso tempo.





Potrai ritirare l'opera a Livorno a fine mostra oppure agc spedirà o organizzerà la restituzione dell'opera nei giorni successivi.

AGC.punto22 avrà un significato solo con il coinvolgimento di tutti voi: desideriamo sia un momento condiviso e senza la presenza di tanti soci non avrà proprio senso confermare la sua realizzazione.


association AGC's exhibition and meeting at the Museo del Mediterraneo - Villa Henderson in Livorno (Italy).
opening June 4th 6-8 pm (free entrance) - meeting June 5th (RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
exhibition until June 11th according to the museum opening hours:

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 12:48

Tresors 2022

The fifth edition of TRESORS, an exhibition of contemporary Catalan jewelry curated by Sílvia Serra Albaladejo and promoted by RING RING ARTS&CRAFTS BCN, will be held from 14/05/2022 to 16/07/2022 at the Margarida Aldabó Joieria.
Popular culture is the set of cultural manifestations produced or consumed by the popular classes, and includes traditions, songs, legends, superstitions... Traditionally, it is transmitted orally, although in modern times the extension of media and the appearance of the Internet have become a very important means of transmission of popular culture.
And popular culture is considered one of the distinguishing factors of a nation's identity because it reflects the cultural values, traditions, beliefs and customs that express the uniqueness of the people who make up a country.
Folklore, on the other hand, is the expression of a people's culture: crafts, dances, festivals, customs, traditions, stories, oral histories, legends, music, superstitions, etc., common to a particular people: to lose the origins, is to lose identity."

Also participating are agc members Lluis Comin and Silvia Serra, who curates the project, among others.

more info in the attached file



On the anniversary of the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte (1821-2021), AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo and the University Library of Pavia are pleased to present the exhibition MESDAMES female portraits and contemporary features in the Napoleonic era prints of the University Library of Pavia, which will be held on May 4 at 5 p.m. in the prestigious Salone Teresiano of the University Library of Pavia.

A series of female portraits from the age of Napoleon, starting from the precious collections of prints conserved in the Library, inspire the juxtapositions with the jewel-like works of contemporary authors. The artists of the works in the exhibition have exhibited in international contexts and have participated in prestigious awards and collections dedicated to fine jewelry: Sara Barbanti, Maura Biamonti, Luisa Chiandotto, Jeemin Jamie Chung, Corrado De Meo, Laura Forte, Maria Rosa Franzin, Stefano Fronza, Lucilla Giovanninetti, Francesca Mo, Kazumi Nagano, Liana Pattihis, Sara Progressi, Yoko Takirai, Ognyana Teneva, Caterina Zanca.

The exhibition is curated by Eliana Negroni with the collaboration of Antonella Campagna and the setting up is by Francesca Mo.

The entrance is subject to booking on Affluences (It is mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask).

For more information about the opening and the exhibition click here

Here below are some of the jewels of the featured authors:

Kazumi Nagano | Untitled | brooch, silk and gold - Ph. Angela Petrarelli

Francesca Mo | Gocce | necklace - Ph. Fabrizio Stipari

Maria Rosa Franzin - 2022 | Mesdames | bracelet - Ph. Angela Petrarelli

Jeemin Jamie Chung | Summer flakes | brooch

Friday, 22 April 2022 06:19




Mariangela Murgia and Alberto Catalano. We are architects and designers. We recently founded our atelier FLUXIS. Our interest in the art of jewelry came to light, during a period of work we spent in Middle East. In that complex e varied world, we discovered the mysterious power of jewels to communicate cultures and identity.
We create objects in a dynamic and fluid shape that evocate natural phenomena and their inner tensions. Like the soil cracking, the growing of a plant, the action of the wind, the breaking of a wall, the weaving of a carpet, the twisting of a rope….
By means of modeling and 3D printing technologies we can create extremely diverse and complex objects.
We use filament machines with additive technology: layers measuring a fraction of a millimeter are progressively poured one over the other for several hours until they form the finished object. These layers, visible only upon close examination, can be considered the textile weave, the grain of the material. We use mainly the PLA, a crystalline polymer, a biodegradable and ecological material obtained from vegetables, mainly corn.
To obtain a more interesting finish, we refine the material with various progressive surface treatments such as sanding, brushing, and polishing, instead of a varnish that would cover the layers.
Thanks to these manual operations, we can achieve a “natural” material that features variable, nuanced, and deep colors where light exalts the form.




Ceci n'est pas un mur
Bracelet | Oxidized copper PLA - TPU MATRIX | 2022
Ceci n'est pas un mur
Bracelet | Oxidized copper PLA - TPU MATRIX | 2022
Bracelet | PLA - TPU MATRIX | 2021
Bracelet | PLA - TPU MATRIX | 2021
Bracelet | PLA | 2020
Bracelet | PLA | 2021
Earrings | PLA | 2020
Earrings | PLA | 2020
Necklace | PLA | 2021
Necklace | PLA | 2021
Thursday, 28 April 2022 12:05

Segni sul Volto

SEGNI SUL VOLTO project, organized by Le Arti Orafe of Florence and coordinated by Carla Riccoboni, designer and agc member, is in its final phase. Several of our members have participated: Annarita Bianco, Letizia Maggio, Silvia Sandini, Chiara Scarpitti.
The project results will be presented and discussed, with a dedicated exhibition and a conference, during the FLORENCE JEWELLERY WEEK.
SEGNI SUL VOLTO was an experiment in collective design, an ideal continuation of the experience of MULTIPLI SINGOLARI of a few years ago and has brought interesting results, both in methodology and in the final results, deepening the knowledge of current events.

We remember the appointments, an opportunity to meet many colleagues:

April 28 - May 1


EXHIBITION Istituto de' Bardi, via Michelozzi 2 FLORENCE

May 1, 16.30-18.00

CONFERENCE Foresteria Valdese, Via dei Serragli 49 FIRENZE






Monday, 11 April 2022 07:58

Kazumi Nagano



Nagano Kazumi lives and works in Tokyo. She had only delved into the world of jewellery after reaching the age of 50. Instead, she was formally educated as a Nihonga painter. Yet, as if painting the aesthetics of traditional Japan into her three-dimensional pieces, her seductive silhouettes are emblematic of the romanticism inherently found in the two-dimensional world of Japanese painting, of subtle flowers blowing in the wind, with reverence to the warmth of moonlight rather than the sun. Serenity, rather than dynamism, are the hallmarks of Nagano’s luscious forms made from materials such as gold and silver thread, even ‘bamboo tape’, combined with the elasticity of the contemporary material that is nylon.


Since 1997 solo & group exhibition in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Great Britain, the Unite States, Australia, China, Taiwan, Canada, South Korea and Japan.

Collections (Private & Museum)

Victoria & Albert Museum, UK / Alice & Louis Koch Collection of Rings, Switzerland / Olnick Spanu Collection, USA / Bollmann Collection, Austria / Katrin Basiner Collection, Germany / The Cominelli Foundation, Italy / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Susan Grant Lewin Collection, USA / Pureun Culture Foundation, Seoul, South Korea / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada.





spille 2021, brooches | horse hair, platinum and gold thread, nylon, woven and folded, cm 8,5x8,5x2,5 - 8,5x10x2,5 | Ph. Ryota Sekiguchi
spilla 2021, brooch | horse hair, platinum and gold thread, nylon, woven and folded | Ph Ryota Sekiguchi, collezione privata
spilla 2021, brooch | horse hair, silver and palladium thread, nylon, woven and folded | Ph. Angela Petrarelli, collezione privata
spilla 2020, brooch | silk, gold thread, woven and folded | Ph. Angela Petrarelli
spilla 2020, brooch | silk, gold thread, woven and folded | Ph. Angela Petrarelli
spille 2022, Brooches | Plutinum Thread, Gold Thread (KYG 18), Gold Plate (KYG 14), Nylon Thread, | Ph. Ryota Sekiguchi
Necklace 2021 | Plutinum Thread, Gold Thread, Gold Plate, Nylon Thread, Gold Wire | Ph. Ryota Sekiguchi
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