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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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Tulipa Brooch
Tulipa Brooch
Rinascimento Bracelet
Rinascimento Bracelet
Buccellati 18k Yellow Gold and Diamond 'Marci Classica' Bangle Bracelet
By Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Buccellati 18k Yellow gold and diamond 'Marci Classica' Bangle Bracelet Consisting of a brushed and engraved gold bangle containing 10 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approxima...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Buccellati

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Buccellati Gold Silver Flower Blossom Cuff Bracelet
By Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold and sterling silver wide cuff bracelet by Buccellati, depicting Daisy flowers. Will fit approx. 7"-5", width - 1.5" at widest point. Marked Buccellati, Italy, Sterlin...
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20th Century Buccellati

Materials

Gold, Silver

Buccellati Bi-Color Gold and Diamond Cuff
By Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
This opulent bi-color gold and diamond cuff bracelet is designed by Buccellati. Slightly tapering, with a vertically scored—or “rigato”—surface, the cuff is designed with three open ...
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Late 20th Century Buccellati

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

  • Buccellati Bi-Color Gold and Diamond Cuff
  • Buccellati Bi-Color Gold and Diamond Cuff
  • Buccellati Bi-Color Gold and Diamond Cuff
  • Buccellati Bi-Color Gold and Diamond Cuff
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W 1.625 in. Dm 6.75 in.
925 Sterling Silver and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Geminato Pendant by Buccellati
By Buccellati
Located in Zurich, CH
925 sterling silver and 18 karat yellow gold Geminato Medium pendant by renowned Italian brand Buccellati. Domed drop-shaped pendant crafted in brushed sterling silver. The front sid...
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2010s Contemporary Buccellati

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

Buccellati 18 Karat Gold Hawaii Waikiki Circle Long Pendant Earrings
By Buccellati
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drop earrings are comprised of light and springy gold circles Layered, intersecting, and graduating in size With a fine ribbed texture throughout Completed by posts and hinged ome...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Buccellati

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

"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

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Buccellati 18 Karat Gold Hawaii Double-Drop Earrings
By Buccellati
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Buccellati 18k Gold Hawaii Double-Drop Earrings Designer - Buccellati Style - Hawaii Double-Drop Earrings Metal - 18k Yellow Gold Measurements - 3.25" (including both circles) W...
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Early 2000s Buccellati

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18k 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

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Sterling Silver

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  • 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.