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Buccellati

Italian

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 the Vintage collection, which 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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Iconic Designs from Buccellati
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Tulipa Brooch
Tulipa Brooch
Rinascimento Bracelet
Rinascimento Bracelet
Buccellati Sterling Silver Hammered Jewelry Box with Velvet Lining
By Buccellati
Located in New Brighton, MN
BUCCELLATI This item can only be shipped to Canada and the U.S. Sterling silver Buccellati large jewelry box with claw feet, lobed edges and red velvet lining at interior and hallmar...
Category

1960s Vintage Buccellati

Materials

Sterling Silver

Buccellati Two Tone Gold Woven Earrings
By Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 18k white and yellow gold woven earrings by Buccellati. Earrings measure 27mm x 13mm. Marked: Buccellati, Italy, 18k. Weight - 19.6 grams.
Category

20th Century Buccellati

Materials

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: ...
Category

2010s Buccellati

Materials

Yellow Gold

Buccellati Prestigio 18K White and Rose Gold Ring
By Buccellati
Located in Southampton, PA
All eyes will be on this bold Buccelatti Prestigio 18K White and Rose Gold Ring! The wide band is made with textured 18K rose gold and accented with a thin band of 18K white gold alo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Buccellati

Materials

Gold, Rose Gold

Bucellati, Carved Ruby and 18 Karat Gold Leaf Brooch
By Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Bucellati, Carved Ruby and 18k Gold Leaf Brooch Comes with original fitted box
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Buccellati

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold

Buccellati Macri 18K White Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Buccellati
Located in Southampton, PA
This Buccellati bangle, from the Macri collection, exudes an understated sense of elegance. A textured 18K white gold surface adds extra dimension to this sleek piece of jewelry, whi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Buccellati

Materials

White Gold

Buccellati Diamond Necklace
By Buccellati
Located in Milano, IT
A stunning gold and diamond necklace by Buccellati, c.1970s, The necklace is very finely articulated which creates an almost fabric-like feel to the piece with incredible supplene...
Category

Late 20th Century Buccellati

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

  • Buccellati Diamond Necklace
  • Buccellati Diamond Necklace
  • Buccellati Diamond Necklace
  • Buccellati Diamond Necklace
W 0.6 in. L 16.15 in.
Vintage Buccellati Large Cabochon Star Sapphire Platinum Ring
By Buccellati
Located in Holland, PA
Platinum Large Cabochon Star Sapphire Vintage Ring by Buccellati. With 1 Large Star Sapphire - 12mm x 13mm. Details: Ring Size: 9 Weight: 34.3 grams Stamped Hallmarks: Buccellati P...
Category

1970s Vintage Buccellati

Materials

Star Sapphire, Platinum

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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..

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