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Roberto Coin

In his debut Appassionata collection in 1996, Italian designer Roberto Coin (b. 1944) made the ruby a core element of his designs. Inspired by ancient Egyptian and Burmese traditions of wearing a ruby against the skin as a talisman of love, joy and protection, Coin set a small ruby on the inside of his necklaces, rings and bracelets. The hidden ruby became Coin’s signature as he launched his brand as a groundbreaking innovator in quality Italian craftsmanship.

Coin’s talent lies in working with precious metals and creating unexpected designs by combining white, rose and yellow gold. Coin was initially a successful hotelier before leaving that career to pursue his passion for jewelry. Although he was born in Venice, Coin chose to set up his studio in Vicenza, Italy. Known as the “City of Gold,” Vicenza is the heart of the Italian gold and jewelry industry, boasting over 700 years of goldsmithing heritage.

Coin was interested in bringing new technology into Italian jewelry manufacturing, such as using machines originally intended to weave metal for car exhaust pipes to spin the gold wires for his jewelry. Coin’s brand produces hundreds of unique and limited-edition jewelry pieces every year and draws inspiration from the great Italian craft traditions as well as art, history and mythology.

Along with the signature ruby, the Appassionata collection’s most enduring legacy is the masterful fabric-like texture of the woven threads of gold. The technique of interlocking gold links that characterizes this series creates a beautiful basket weave that strengthens and elongates each piece’s life, rendering the accessories robust heirlooms. Coin’s other collections continue to offer innovations in design, from Classica Parisienne contributing to the trend for stacking white, rose and yellow gold together to Pois Moi involving square shapes and hand-etched and -carved details.

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Questions About Roberto Coin
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Roberto Coin is a luxury jewelry designer based in Italy. He founded the jewelry line bearing his name in 1996 after designing for other luxury brands dating back to 1977. Shop a collection of Roberto Coin jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Roberto Coin is the eponymous owner of the luxury jewelry brand. Roberto Coin took steps to ensure his jewelry was made responsibly and ethically by joining the Responsible Jewelry Council. You too can shop responsibly by shopping a collection of Roberto Coin jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    In jewelry, Roberto Coin is a well-known designer. He founded a jewelry house by the same name in Vicenza, Italy, in 1977, and first produced pieces for other labels. In 1996, he debuted his first collection of luxury jewelry under his own name. Find a variety of Roberto Coin jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Roberto Coin jewelry is real gold. All Roberto Coin jewelry is made of 18k gold which is sourced and produced in Vicenza, Italy. Vicenza is known as the City of Gold and produces some of the highest quality gold in the world. Look for a stamp to certify that Robert Coin jewelry is indeed real. Find a collection of expertly vetted Robert Coin jewelry from some of the world’s top reputable boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Roberto Coin uses genuine conflict-free diamonds of various grades in the brand's jewelry. Most pieces feature 18-karat yellow, white or rose gold, and many include precious gemstones. As a sign of authenticity, the brand adds a small genuine ruby to each piece. Find a range of Roberto Coin jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Roberto Coin uses real diamonds. Roberto Coin is committed to using fair-trade diamonds and has a zero-tolerance policy towards the use of conflict diamonds. All Roberto Coin diamonds are certified by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) as coming from legitimate sources. Shop a collection of Roberto Coin diamond jewelry on 1stDibs.

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