5 Up and Coming Italian Jewelry Brands to Watch

Jewelry is often the final piece in the creation of a fabulous outfit. It sets the tone and give that extra level of style.

Jewelry has always been a vital part of any outfit. It adds the all-important finishing touch to any outfit. As Michael Kors once said, “I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.”

Italy has always been one of the leading trendsetters in the fashion industry and jewelry is no exception. Here are the top 5 up and coming Italian jewelry designers to look out for.

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia

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Bonafaccia is relatively new to the scene as she only launched her collection in 2013. However, she made a big splash around the world and was even invited to exhibit her designs at the US Embassies in Rome and St. Petersburg. The following year she was a finalist on the fashion competition Who Is On Next?. Her guiding philosophy is to put “emotions in order and give life to valuable, authentic objects.”

Rossella Catapano

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Catapano started her love affair with jewelry when she was nine years old and her mother opened a jewelry store. Her passion continued to grow when she enrolled in a jewelry design course at Milan’s Politecnico. She’s been in the industry ever since, dazzling the world with her quirky and inventive pieces. 

Delfina Delettrez

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Delettrez has made a name for herself in 2007 with her collection of pieces called Original Sin. In 2009, two of her pieces were purchased by the Louvre in Paris, making her the youngest designer to have pieces displayed at the museum. Her designs are minimalist focusing more on the stone than the setting. The latest collection draws inspiration from the tennis bracelet story surrounding tennis player Chris Evert.

My Golden Cage by Maria Elena Pino 

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Pino got her start by working as a style for companies like Giorgio Armani and INDITEX. On her website, Pino explains My Golden Cage came from a need for a creative outlet. She is known for combining leather pieces with statement-making gold creations. Her latest collection is called Migration and is inspired by various elements in nature like leaves, feathers, and birds. 

Flaminia Barosini by Flaminia and Frederica Barosini

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The company started back in 2011 after Flaminia left Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. She set herself apart by utilizing the art of lost-wax casting, where metal is formed in a wax mold and then melted away, leaving the metal creation behind. Two years later, her sister Frederica joined the company to handle the business’ marketing strategy. 


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