our only limits are our dreams
Less is more: we’ve all heard the phrase. The essential as a model for elegance in and of itself. No, this is not a philosophical treatise. It’s about style. Style in contemporary jewelry according to Luigi Citi, founder and artifex at Bottega Orafa. His creations are as harmonious and weightless as clouds and rest as lightly on the skin, mysteriously suspended as though by some marvel of nature. But, he explains, “It’s the gem that makes the jewelry. And jewelry makes the image of its wearer.
At the Bottega Orafa’s boutique in Forte dei Marmi, which opened last summer and is already a beacon for Versilia’s cosmopolitan public, we are met with a shimmering array of just this sort of jewel. Most are built around diamonds in sophisticated cuts (emerald, marquis, step cuts, and more). One-of-a-kind pieces. “We imagine them and we craft them in Navacchio, near Pisa, where we were born and where we are still headquartered,” continues Citi, the firm’s goldsmith and gemologist who, with his wife Cristiana and children Giorgio and Emma, is this year celebrating the 30th anniversary of his dynamic family maison. “Our only limit is the reach of our dreams. And our strength lies in being able to count on a fully-equipped in-house workshop where our artisans, technicians, and designers work side by side on every piece, from idea through construction. We offer our clients our own creations, but also the opportunity to participate in designing and producing something exclusive and truly tailor-made for them, from the preliminary sketch to the rendering, from the resin model to casting and the final touches. We can take the same route with existing pieces, to update or reinterpret them, should their owner so desire.”
All its own and highly recognizable, the Bottega’s style is supported by technology, expertise, all the necessary tools, and an out-of-the-ordinary ability to put the best of Italian artisan knowhow at the service of clients.
via Carducci 49, Forte dei Marmi, +39 0584 319297
via Tosco Romagnola 2041, Navacchio (Pi), +39 050 775282
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