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Buccellati

In 1919, Mario Buccellati (1891–1965) launched his eponymous jewelry house with the opening of his first shop in Milan and quickly built a reputation for his richly embellished traforato, or finely pierced goldwork. The Ancona, Italy–born jeweler’s workmanship was in a class of its own. His pieces were exquisite, yet the gemstones themselves were never too flashy, elevated instead by the designs’ intricate metalsmithing.

A love of tradition set Mario and his fine jewelry house apart in the competitive Italian market and remains a point of pride for the family, which is still closely tied to the business even as it is now owned by Richemont, a luxury conglomerate that also counts Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels among its subsidiaries.

A young Mario Buccellati apprenticed with famed goldsmith Beltrami e Besnati in the early 1900s, although many of the goldsmithing techniques synonymous with Buccellati go as far back as the Italian Renaissance. The family lineage is also said to include 18th-century jeweler Contardo Buccellati. Owing to the founder’s advanced metalworking skills, the brand is known for designs that feature metal with the delicacy of lace and draw on the wonders of the natural world. The house’s work is typified by intricate gemstone settings that emphasize their natural color and dense engraving techniques that transform the texture of gold.

One of the time-honored engraving techniques that has come to characterize Buccellati’s work — techniques that require apprenticeships and training in the fine jeweler’s workshops — is called rigato. It involves the engraving of a precious metal with a series of parallel lines to achieve a fabric-like effect. Rigato is on luminous display in the house’s Macri collection of earrings, cuff bracelets and other accessories. A painstaking attention to detail is pronounced in the celebrated Macri, Bartolomeo and Unica collections — witness the striking honeycomb motif, a house signature, that characterizes the Unica collection’s Caterina bracelet, for example. The Macri collection was the work of Mario’s son, Gianmaria Buccellati, an award-winning jeweler and internationally renowned silversmith who worked to bring the brand to the global stage by overseeing the opening of boutiques in Tokyo, Paris, California and elsewhere.

In 1951, Mario opened his first store in New York City; today the company operates boutiques worldwide. In 2019, the company celebrated its centennial with a new flagship in Paris and a Vintage Collection that features some of its most enduring designs.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Buccellati jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, rings and other accessories.

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Buccellati 18K and Ruby Leaf Necklace
By Buccellati
Located in Hudson, NY
Authentic Buccellati 18 karat yellow gold leaf motif necklace set with 16 cabochon ruby stones weighing approximately 9.5 carats. Signed Buccellati, Italy 18K. The necklace is 15 1/2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Buccellati

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold

Buccellati Sterling Silver Gardenia Blossom Flower Drop Earrings
By Buccellati
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as repoussè rendered gardenia blossoms With a smaller blossom surmount suspending an articulated larger blossom drop Featuring intricate petal veining and a clustered cent...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Buccellati

Materials

Sterling Silver

Buccellati 18k White Gold Band Ring
By Buccellati
Located in Southampton, PA
"From one of the oldest jewelers in Milan, this textured white gold band displays that distinct style that made Buccellati a master of its craft. This Buccellati 18K White Gold Braid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Buccellati

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White Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Filidoro Bracelet by Buccellati
By Buccellati
Located in Zurich, CH
Attractive 18 karat yellow gold bracelet from the Filidoro collection of the Italian brand Buccellati. The bracelet is designed as six openwork oval motifs interspaced by delicate f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Buccellati

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Buccellati Daisy Flower Large Silver Gold and Brown Diamond Earrings
By Buccellati
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2010 Buccellati Large Daisy Flower Earrings, measuring 1 1/4 inches in diameter, Gold center and set with brown Round Brilliant cut Diamonds totaling 1 Carat. Pots and these co...
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2010s Buccellati

"San Marco" Cufflinks in 18K Yellow Gold by Buccellati
By Buccellati
Located in San Rafael, CA
A fantastic pair of 18K yellow gold "San Marco" cufflinks from the Torchon Collection by Buccellati. Displaying the "rigato" engraving technique for which Buccellati is famous, thes...
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20th Century Contemporary Buccellati

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Buccellati Estate Hawaii Link Multiple Ring Pendant Earrings in 18k Yellow Gold
By Buccellati
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Designer: Buccellati Collection: Hawaii Style: Multiple Ring Pendant Earrings Metal: Yellow Gold Metal Purity: ...
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2010s Buccellati

Materials

Yellow Gold

Buccellati Sterling Silver Dominoes Set
By Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Fine collectible set of sterling silver dominoes by Buccellati. They feature all 28 pieces and comes with original case. Hallmarks: Buccellati, Sterling, Italy.
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20th Century Buccellati

Materials

Sterling Silver

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Buccellati jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

Find a range of Buccellati watches & jewelry available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items has been designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Buccellati jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Buccellati diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 164. This collection contains 404 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler.. Contemporary and modern are among the most popular styles of Buccellati watches and jewelry available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Valentin Magro, Polya Medvedeva Jewellery and Natkina. Prices for Buccellati watches and jewelry can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $595 and tops out at $220,000, while pieces like these can sell for $8,800 on average..
Questions About Buccellati
  • It can. If the diamonds are inexpensive. This is because it is not advisable to set real diamonds in a 925 ring (sterling silver ring). Silver is a very soft metal. Diamonds could easily fall out of the ring even with very few wear-and-tear.

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