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Ancient techniques still setting the standard for fine craftsmanship

As much in the nineteenth century as today, finely crafted gold beads and swirling gold wirework set the family firm of Castellani apart from all competitors. Think twisted gold wires encircling ancient cameos and granulated gold accenting micro-mosaics – Fortunato Pio Castellani became the jeweller of the Archaeological Revival style.

Though he first opened a jewellery shop in 1814 in Rome, it was a meeting with scholar... Read More