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
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 06:18

Orizzonti d'Autore - tra visioni e materia

From May 7 to July 24, 2022 at the Museo Civico di Asolo (TV) will be held "Orizzonti d'Autore", a biennial dedicated to the author's jewel, which since this first edition aims to create an international network and an enriching cultural exchange between participating artists, fans and experts in the field. The aim of the event, conceived by the curator Thereza Pedrosa and realized thanks to the active collaboration of the Pro Loco of Asolo, the Assessorato alla Cultura, the Museo Civico of Asolo and the precious support of Archeometra, is to explore the boundaries of creativity, encourage international dialogue and inspire visitors. Among the scheduled events there will be a group exhibition, a retrospective dedicated to Giampaolo Babetto who will be awarded a lifetime achievement award, various conferences and appointments. This first edition foresees the participation of 24 artists from 5 continents, many of whom will be present at the opening on May 7, 2022.

Full program CLICK HERE

7/5-24/7/2022 Museo Civico di Asolo: Orizzonti d'Autore - collective exhibition

7/5-24/7/2022 Sala della Ragione, Asolo: Giampaolo Babetto - retrospective exhibition

7/5/2022 Sala Consiliare Comune di Asolo, 3pm: Giampaolo Babetto - Lifetime Achievement Award

7/5/2022 Civic Museum and Sala della Ragione, 4,30 p.m.: inauguration

14/5/2022 Museo Civico di Asolo, at 18,30: Orizzonti d'Autore - guided tour with Eliana Negroni

21/5/2022 Council Hall of the City of Asolo, 15:00: Giampaolo Babetto - monograph presentation

18/6/2022 Council Hall of Asolo, 03pm: Giovanni Corvaja - conference

18/6/2022 Museo Civico di Asolo, at 16,30: Orizzonti d'Autore - guided tour with Thereza Pedrosa

For further information, see the press release attached (see below).

Some works exhibited at "Orizzonti d'Autore" :

Ezra Satok-Wolman, "The Mathematical Fingerprint of God", brooch, 2012, 791 yellow gold, 750 white gold, japanese silk

Barbara Paganin, "Containers", necklace, 2015, silver, porcelain, bone, ivory, polymethacrylate, wood, gold

Chinh-Chih Wu, "Blue Square", brooch, 2016, copper, bronze, enamel, gold-plated

Annamaria Zanella, "Mediterranea", necklace, 2017, ebony, horse hair, lapis powder, gold, resin, indigo

Gigi Mariani, "Parallel worlds", ring, 2014, silver, gold, niello, patina

Giovanni Corvaja, "Mandala", brooch, 2018, gold

Corrado De Meo, "Black II", brooch, 2021, silver, papier mâché, acrylic paint, pvc, steel


Monday, 28 March 2022 13:38

Jewels in Ferment in Padova

From April 2 to May 15, 2022 in the beautiful setting of the Oratory S.Rocco in Padua and in its complete edition will be held the exhibition Jewels in Ferment 20|21 that celebrates the tenth year of the international competition and is realized thanks to the Department of Culture of the City of Padua, Sector Culture, Tourism, Museums and Libraries.

For further information on the exhibition, the press release is attached at the bottom.

In the complexity of the past two years, the double edition of the international competition of contemporary jewelry is exhibited. The exhibition will be open to visitors according to the hours and provisions of the museum, and the ideal opening ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday, April 1 at 18.00.

Finissage: Sunday, May 15 with guided tours and presentation of the two volumes published (15.30-18), to book tours and pick up the catalog (free for AGC members): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Following the award-winning jewels of the X° edition of Gioielli in Fermento 20|21:

1° Premio a Yukiko Kakimoto_brooches   Ph. Angela Petrarelli

2° Premio a Boglarka Mazsi_Reflecting-Memory Fragments_epaulettes   Ph. Angela Petrarelli

3° Premio a Letizia Maggio_Mein Kunst_necklace     Ph. Angela Petrarelli

1° Premio Studenti a Annarita Bianco T01

Oratorio di San Rocco - Padova Musei Civici


Monday, 21 March 2022 13:21

Gioiello e Thanatos con Corrado De Meo

In the frame of the event Alla fine dei conti and in collaboration with Agc - Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo we present the meeting GIOIELLO E THANATOS with Corrado De Meo.

From the Conference Room of the Casa del Mantegna in Mantua and in connection from Livorno with Corrado De Meo one of the most famous exponents of International Contemporary Jewellery in dialogue with Rachele Bertelli.


Wednesday, 16 March 2022 08:08

Visions Of Catalonia

The exhibition "Visions Of Catalonia", 1st Biennial of Artistic Crafts of Catalonia has been selected by the project Homo Faber in Venice. During the scheduled events, Catalonia's artistic craftsmanship will stop at The Room gallery from April 8 to 27.

Four goldsmith artists are participating: Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Jordi Aparicio, Clara Niubo and Lluis Comìn.


Jordi Aparicio

Ramon Puig Cuyàs

Clara Niubò

Lluís Comín Vilajosana


Friday, 11 March 2022 07:03

Schmuck preview in Munich

We received this news from dear friends in Munich - Thanks Galerie Birò for sharing and Happy 30th Anniversary!!

A small but fine SCHMUCK program takes place in Munich, despite the postponement of MJW to July.

Click here to download the complete program as PDF:


Catarina Silva (PT) ph. Francisco Hartley


30th Anniversary - Galerie Birò, Munich




Wednesday, 09 March 2022 05:36


On Friday 11 March at 12 noon, the exhibition "Be Free! La Libertà nel gioiello e nell'accessori moda" at Rho Fiera Milano, within the framework of Homi Fashion & Jewels in collaboration with POLI.Design.

Congratulations to the many selected members, including Maura Biamonti, Elisabetta Carozzi, Stefano Fronza, Eleonora Ghilardi, Lucilla Giovanninetti, Letizia Maggio, Francesca Mo, Marco Picciali.

Photo gallery:

Letizia Maggio

Stefano Fronza

Marco Picciali

Lucilla Giovanninetti

Maura Biamonti

Elisabetta Carozzi

Eleonora Ghilardi

Francesca Mo




Saturday, 05 March 2022 10:24

Precious Collective

Can you help us in our fundraising efforts to help the communities in Ukraine affected by the current crisis? As an organisation who has many contacts, we would like to ask you to share this campaign with as many people as you are able to within your network. There is no financial gain or profit for anyone involved, we are simply trying to raise money to help others!
The Precious Collective believes in community and fundamentally opposes war. We stand with the people of Ukraine.

Teaming up with Alliages to create Precious Solidarity, we are raising funds for the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund by GlobalGiving.
All donations to this fund will support humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. GlobalGiving's local partners in Ukraine are bringing relief to displaced families and people in high-risk areas, and they need resources to continue and expand their vital work.

We hope to reach as many people within our community as possible, so please help us as much as you can, however you can.


We hope you will be able to spread our campaign to other makers who will want to take part. We have sent information below which you can copy and send to your community to help them understand how this fundraising will work and how they can be involved. More posts will be shared on our Instagram page and the link to the Just Giving page can also be access from here too. You can view all the works on also.

If you have further questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to support us, the following is the information which you can send out to your community:


Precious Collective are asking for as many wonderful jewellery artists, designers & makers that can (not just collective members), to donate one or more pieces of their work, which will be sold on the Precious Collective Instagram page (via our Just Giving page) with all proceeds going directly to Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.

As a donating artist, you will need to send:
• 3 images of each piece that you wish to donate (front view, back view and view of piece being worn) - these will only be used online, so do not need to be high resolution, professional or modelled shots and can be taken on a mobile phone. However they MUST show the work clearly (these images are being used to sell your work, so just need to be clear enough for potential buyers to see and get excited about what they’re buying)
• dimensions of each piece (in mm)
• materials & processes used
• your contact email address
• your recommended sale price for each piece

This must all be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP.

All artists & makers will be responsible for the postage costs once your item(s) has sold as well as ensuring that your work is sent safely to its buyer. Although we ask for a recommended sale price, please note that we are trying to raise as many funds as we can and as quickly as possible, so it may be advisable to donate pieces that are not excessively expensive.


Simply follow the following steps:

1. Visit to see the work for sale in the Precious Collective feed and stories.
2. If you would like to purchase a piece of work, send a direct message on Instagram to the Precious Collective. Include which piece you want to buy and Lynne will guide you through how to pay for your item (so long as it hasn’t already sold). Please note that no money will be taken by Precious Collective, Alliages or any of our makers. Everything will be processed by Just Giving and go straight to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund by GlobalGiving.
3. Once your donation has been received, we will send confirmation of purchase to the artist, who will be responsible for getting the piece of jewellery safely to you.


The simple answer is no. If you wish to donate without receiving anything other than the wonderful feeling of helping others in need, you CAN just donate by visiting the Precious Solidarity Just Giving page:

Your donation to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund will provide food, shelter & clean water, access to education, health & psychosocial support and so much more to the impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions.

Thank you all for your generosity and time!

All the best
Lynne, Spam, Juan & Lucy xxxx


Thursday, 24 February 2022 11:14

Florence Jewellery Week 2022

The Florentine week dedicated to the fascinating microcosm of contemporary jewelry will be held in spring, from April 28 to May 2, and will be characterized this year by the rich calendar of events scheduled, including exhibitions, conferences, workshops and live demonstrations, scattered in different locations of the city center and the Oltrarno, including institutional spaces and galleries.
Heart of Florentine craftsmanship, the Oltrarno also hosts the headquarters of Le Arti Orafe, a prestigious academy of goldsmithing founded in 1985 by Giò Carbone, author of this week of jewelry, the first in Italy since 2015.

The initiative was actually already born in 2005, in a different format, and known as "PREZIOSA", a biennial exhibition that in its 7 editions has given visibility to the most important protagonists of contemporary jewelry, from the "fathers" of the 70s of the last century to the present day, offering the public interpretative keys that would help to grasp the new instances of this specific growing sector.

This year the curatorship of the entire event is entrusted to the duo Giò Carbone and Alice Rendon, who together have built a complex program dedicated to telling the jewelry in its various forms and applications, contemplating artistic research, craftsmanship, new technologies and sustainability.

To read the program of the various events of FLORENCE JEWELLERY WEEK 2022 see attachment below.

Below are some fantastic jewels of important Italian and international goldsmiths, present in the exhibitions of the Florentine event:

Giovanni Corvaja - The Golden Fleece | Headpiece - 18K gold, 22K gold

Manfred Bischoff - Gesicht (Bollmann Collection) | Brooch, Coated wire

Peter Skubic - Reflections (Bollmann Collection) | brooch, Steel plate and wire, varnish

Kazumi Nagano - Untitled | brooch, Crine di cavallo, Filo d'oro (K18 YG), Lamina d'argento(950), Filo di nylon, Filo di acciaio inossidabile

Bruno Martinazzi - L’angelo della storia (Bollmann Collection) | brooch, Gold

Francesco Pavan - Untitled (Bollmann Collection) | brooch, Different gold alloys


Thursday, 24 February 2022 09:04

Roberta Bernabei



Dr Roberta Bernabei is a leading researcher in the field of Craft/Design Jewellery Research. She is a Senior lecturer (professore associato) in Critical & Historical Studies and Jewellery at Loughborough University, UK. She is visiting Reader at Birmingham City University in the Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles, including the role as international ambassador of the Institute and the Craft Cultures Research cluster. Since 2015 she has been passionately active in building the field of Craft/Design Jewellery Research through instigating and leading the Journal of Jewellery Research. She has gained international reputation based on her research contribution in the field with a monographic book, journal articles, chapters and exhibitions. Bernabei’s research profile in art jewellery exhibition design and its collective process counts fifty-seven exhibitions until 2021. She is leading seven doctoral researchers in the research of cultural heritage, new application of 3D printing technologies in jewellery, including wearables as an aid for wellbeing at the JCR Lab (Jewellery & Craft Research Lab LU) at Loughborough University.





brooch | 2005 - amber, silicone, sterling silver | 5x5x3cm
pendant | 2006 - silverenamel, mixed, media, cotton | 8x6x18cm
pendant | 2006 - silver, enamel, foam, cotton | 40x8x1cm
ring | 2001 - silicon, iron, enamel | 3x3x4cm
pendant | 2005 - sterling, silver, porcelain, enamel, silk | 6x4x3cm
Father and Son
brooch | 2016
Cedar Home care project | 2016
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