If you’re heading to Italy during the festive season, these sensational jewellery brands are not to be missed. Whether you’re searching for a trinket for a loved one or looking to treat yourself ahead of the party season, our unmissable guide to the most sumptuous jewels is sure to be just what you’re looking for
One of the oldest houses in Italy, Buccellati has a long history of creating showstopping jewellery. Inspired by Renaissance techniques and the luxurious textures of satin and Venetian lace, a Buccellati piece is certainly made to stand out. This instantly recognisable opera cuff, set in yellow gold and dotted with brilliant-cut diamonds, is made for grand events and celebrations, and would make a superb Italian addition to any jewellery collection.
Buccellati, Via Montenapoleone 23, 20122 Milan, +39 02 7600 2154
Chokers graced many AW17 catwalks in a multitude of forms and customers should look to Italian brand Rosantica for one that showcases elegance and style. The piece features a plush velvet ribbon and a deep-red stone, and can be dressed up or down to make any ensemble party-ready. The stone can also be removed for a more low-key aesthetic. Rosantica’s pieces are all designed in Milan and handcrafted in Italy, making them an excellent souvenir from your time in the country.
Rosantica, Via Alessandro Tadino 44, 20124 Milan, +39 02 8363 1900
Pomellato celebrated its 50th anniversary in style this year, with the launch of a brand new gold collection. The Iconica cocktail rings, which debuted during Milan Fashion Week, are the embodiment of Pomellato’s smooth contemporary style, and their twinkling diamond-encrusted stars make them the perfect party accessories.
Pomellato, Via San Pietro all’Orto 17, 20121 Milan, +39 02 7600 6086
If you’re looking for an utterly contemporary approach to festive jewels, Delfina Delettrez is the name to know. Designer Delfina Delettrez Fendi is from one of the most famous families in Italian fashion but rather than entering the family business, she founded her own eponymous label in 2007. The AW17 collection aims to fuse tradition with innovation, using vibrant stones without classic claw settings. This Dots ring has a magical, modern appeal.
Delfina Delettrez, Via del Governo Vecchio 67, 00186 Rome, +39 06 6813 4105
Inspired by ancient Roman mosaics, Bulgari’s Divas’ Dream collection is a celebration of femininity and style, and is a standout piece for the brand. This rose gold and pavé diamond necklace, featuring a pink tourmaline, is a shining star of the collection, which now contains almost 100 different pieces to suit any budget or occasion.
Bulgari, Via dei Condotti 10, 00187 Rome, +39 06 696261
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana is synonymous with Italian glamour and its fine jewellery collection does not disappoint. Referencing themes of Italian nobility and grandeur, this opulent, grand necklace features 29 precious gemstones set in 18-carat yellow gold. For the ultimate wow factor, why not add the matching earrings and ring?
Dolce & Gabbana, Via Montenapoleone 4, 20121 Milan, +39 02 7712 3711
Rome-based jewellery brand Percossi Papi looked to the skies for inspiration for its bestselling Sun and Moon earrings. The mismatched celestial design, glittering with rubies and blue topaz, is an easy way to elevate a simple outfit to a party-ready look. The earrings are handcrafted in the brand’s Rome atelier, where its exquisite pieces have been made since the label was founded in 1968.
Percossi Papi, Via Sant’Eustachio 16, 00186 Rome, +39 06 6880 1466