The name ‘Timeless Blue’ was not chosen accidentally. The rich, almost glowing blue colour has become iconic for the Italian jewellery house. Founded in 1919, Buccellati gradually gained worldwide fame owing to the unique way of working with gold. Master jewellers of the house used a technique that makes their jewellery resemble gold lace in the style of Italian Renaissance. Add to this the splendour of coloured precious gemstones and some fine engraving, and you will get the stylistic elements that have long been the signature of Buccellati.
The jewellery house was founded by Mario Buccellati, who eventually ‘passed the baton’ of creative leadership to Gianmaria and, thereafter, Andrea Buccellati. However, on the last collection – inspired by the paintings of Claude Monet, Pierre Bonnard, Winslow Homer, Mikhail Larionov and Odilon Redon – Andrea worked with his daughter, Lucrezia Buccellati. Lucrezia, the youngest member of the Buccellati family, is highly promising. Having joined the company not so long ago, Lucrezia has already made her mark with her significant contribution to the brand’s design and creations.
One of the jewels, especially created for the exhibition by father-daughter duo, is a splendid pair of earrings reminiscent of the raging waves, which Claude Monet so skilfully painted on his canvas. Another piece of jewellery, inspired by the sea, is a bracelet that became jewellers’ interpretation of splashing seawater as seen in the painting of Winslow Homer (1836). During the gala evening, these and some other paintings were displayed in the boutique so that guests were able to visually associate the jewellery with their sources of inspiration.
The four-floor mansion that houses the Buccellati boutique boasts the prestigious location of 714 Madison Avenue. The first floor is dedicated to fine jewellery, watches and some silverware. On the second floor, you will find more luxurious silver objects as well as the bridal range that was launched last year. The top two floors are reserved for vintage and historically important Buccellati pieces. It also has a space set aside for members of the ‘Buccellati Club’ just for special events and private appointments.
Those who do not have the opportunity to view Buccellati jewellery in the boutique on Madison Avenue can take advantage of a ‘virtual tour’ featuring a selection of jewellery images that the New York-based photographer Lordale Benosa kindly shoot for katerinaperez.com.