They say third time is a charm, and it must be true, because this, my third trip to VICENZAORO, was my favorite VICENZAORO ever! Maybe there was something in the beautiful, warm, late summer air, maybe it was the charming way the Italian Jewelers welcomed you to their booths, or maybe it was the incredible range of jewelry on show that left me giddy with delight!
The good times began with a wonderful visit to the Museo del Gioiell, the first museum in Italy and one of the few worldwide to be dedicated exclusively to jewelry. Vicenza’s Museo del Gioiello jewelry museum presented its new and extraordinary temporary exhibition entitled “Jewels of Power; Crowns and Tiaras”, under the curatorship of Alessandra Possamai and open to the public until 17th March 2019. That was followed by an open-air dinner in the Piazza beneath the beautiful and historic Palladian Basilica.
The next day VICENZAORO opened, and the real fun began! With over 20,000 visitors from 117 countries, the exhibition halls had a bustling feel to them, with a tremendous atmosphere and tangible excitement. The show offers many educational opportunities, as well as niche areas, such as The Watch Room hosted the latest collections and previews of twelve independent brands, and T.EVOLUTION - Jewellery Machinery & Technology. My focus, as always, is on seeking out rare and unusual items, and I certainly was not disappointed! Below please find a few of my favorite finds. More can be seen on Instagram under the Hashtag #TheDiamondsGirlXVO2018.
Stackable ruby, emerald, and sapphire rings, with marquise shape diamonds, by Valentina Callegher.
Always a teat to see Roberto Coin, I adore his Animale Collection!
Always such a treat to spend time with Picchiotti and view their newest creations. Here I am wearing a Picchiotti diamond necklace, and a ring from their XPANDABLES range.
Paraiba Tourmaline remains as popular and as in demand as ever! I am wearing three rings by Crivelli