Wednesday, 11 May 2022 12:48

Tresors 2022

The fifth edition of TRESORS, an exhibition of contemporary Catalan jewelry curated by Sílvia Serra Albaladejo and promoted by RING RING ARTS&CRAFTS BCN, will be held from 14/05/2022 to 16/07/2022 at the Margarida Aldabó Joieria.
Popular culture is the set of cultural manifestations produced or consumed by the popular classes, and includes traditions, songs, legends, superstitions... Traditionally, it is transmitted orally, although in modern times the extension of media and the appearance of the Internet have become a very important means of transmission of popular culture.
And popular culture is considered one of the distinguishing factors of a nation's identity because it reflects the cultural values, traditions, beliefs and customs that express the uniqueness of the people who make up a country.
Folklore, on the other hand, is the expression of a people's culture: crafts, dances, festivals, customs, traditions, stories, oral histories, legends, music, superstitions, etc., common to a particular people: to lose the origins, is to lose identity."

Also participating are agc members Lluis Comin and Silvia Serra, who curates the project, among others.

more info in the attached file



On the anniversary of the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte (1821-2021), AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo and the University Library of Pavia are pleased to present the exhibition MESDAMES female portraits and contemporary features in the Napoleonic era prints of the University Library of Pavia, which will be held on May 4 at 5 p.m. in the prestigious Salone Teresiano of the University Library of Pavia.

A series of female portraits from the age of Napoleon, starting from the precious collections of prints conserved in the Library, inspire the juxtapositions with the jewel-like works of contemporary authors. The artists of the works in the exhibition have exhibited in international contexts and have participated in prestigious awards and collections dedicated to fine jewelry: Sara Barbanti, Maura Biamonti, Luisa Chiandotto, Jeemin Jamie Chung, Corrado De Meo, Laura Forte, Maria Rosa Franzin, Stefano Fronza, Lucilla Giovanninetti, Francesca Mo, Kazumi Nagano, Liana Pattihis, Sara Progressi, Yoko Takirai, Ognyana Teneva, Caterina Zanca.

The exhibition is curated by Eliana Negroni with the collaboration of Antonella Campagna and the setting up is by Francesca Mo.

The entrance is subject to booking on Affluences (It is mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask).

For more information about the opening and the exhibition click here

Here below are some of the jewels of the featured authors:

Kazumi Nagano | Untitled | brooch, silk and gold - Ph. Angela Petrarelli

Francesca Mo | Gocce | necklace - Ph. Fabrizio Stipari

Maria Rosa Franzin - 2022 | Mesdames | bracelet - Ph. Angela Petrarelli

Jeemin Jamie Chung | Summer flakes | brooch

Friday, 22 April 2022 06:19




Mariangela Murgia and Alberto Catalano. We are architects and designers. We recently founded our atelier FLUXIS. Our interest in the art of jewelry came to light, during a period of work we spent in Middle East. In that complex e varied world, we discovered the mysterious power of jewels to communicate cultures and identity.
We create objects in a dynamic and fluid shape that evocate natural phenomena and their inner tensions. Like the soil cracking, the growing of a plant, the action of the wind, the breaking of a wall, the weaving of a carpet, the twisting of a rope….
By means of modeling and 3D printing technologies we can create extremely diverse and complex objects.
We use filament machines with additive technology: layers measuring a fraction of a millimeter are progressively poured one over the other for several hours until they form the finished object. These layers, visible only upon close examination, can be considered the textile weave, the grain of the material. We use mainly the PLA, a crystalline polymer, a biodegradable and ecological material obtained from vegetables, mainly corn.
To obtain a more interesting finish, we refine the material with various progressive surface treatments such as sanding, brushing, and polishing, instead of a varnish that would cover the layers.
Thanks to these manual operations, we can achieve a “natural” material that features variable, nuanced, and deep colors where light exalts the form.




Ceci n'est pas un mur
Bracelet | Oxidized copper PLA - TPU MATRIX | 2022
Ceci n'est pas un mur
Bracelet | Oxidized copper PLA - TPU MATRIX | 2022
Bracelet | PLA - TPU MATRIX | 2021
Bracelet | PLA - TPU MATRIX | 2021
Bracelet | PLA | 2020
Bracelet | PLA | 2021
Earrings | PLA | 2020
Earrings | PLA | 2020
Necklace | PLA | 2021
Necklace | PLA | 2021
Thursday, 28 April 2022 12:05

Segni sul Volto

SEGNI SUL VOLTO project, organized by Le Arti Orafe of Florence and coordinated by Carla Riccoboni, designer and agc member, is in its final phase. Several of our members have participated: Annarita Bianco, Letizia Maggio, Silvia Sandini, Chiara Scarpitti.
The project results will be presented and discussed, with a dedicated exhibition and a conference, during the FLORENCE JEWELLERY WEEK.
SEGNI SUL VOLTO was an experiment in collective design, an ideal continuation of the experience of MULTIPLI SINGOLARI of a few years ago and has brought interesting results, both in methodology and in the final results, deepening the knowledge of current events.

We remember the appointments, an opportunity to meet many colleagues:

April 28 - May 1


EXHIBITION Istituto de' Bardi, via Michelozzi 2 FLORENCE

May 1, 16.30-18.00

CONFERENCE Foresteria Valdese, Via dei Serragli 49 FIRENZE






Monday, 11 April 2022 07:58

Kazumi Nagano



Nagano Kazumi lives and works in Tokyo. She had only delved into the world of jewellery after reaching the age of 50. Instead, she was formally educated as a Nihonga painter. Yet, as if painting the aesthetics of traditional Japan into her three-dimensional pieces, her seductive silhouettes are emblematic of the romanticism inherently found in the two-dimensional world of Japanese painting, of subtle flowers blowing in the wind, with reverence to the warmth of moonlight rather than the sun. Serenity, rather than dynamism, are the hallmarks of Nagano’s luscious forms made from materials such as gold and silver thread, even ‘bamboo tape’, combined with the elasticity of the contemporary material that is nylon.


Since 1997 solo & group exhibition in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Great Britain, the Unite States, Australia, China, Taiwan, Canada, South Korea and Japan.

Collections (Private & Museum)

Victoria & Albert Museum, UK / Alice & Louis Koch Collection of Rings, Switzerland / Olnick Spanu Collection, USA / Bollmann Collection, Austria / Katrin Basiner Collection, Germany / The Cominelli Foundation, Italy / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Susan Grant Lewin Collection, USA / Pureun Culture Foundation, Seoul, South Korea / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada.





spille 2021, brooches | horse hair, platinum and gold thread, nylon, woven and folded, cm 8,5x8,5x2,5 - 8,5x10x2,5 | Ph. Ryota Sekiguchi
spilla 2021, brooch | horse hair, platinum and gold thread, nylon, woven and folded | Ph Ryota Sekiguchi, collezione privata
spilla 2021, brooch | horse hair, silver and palladium thread, nylon, woven and folded | Ph. Angela Petrarelli, collezione privata
spilla 2020, brooch | silk, gold thread, woven and folded | Ph. Angela Petrarelli
spilla 2020, brooch | silk, gold thread, woven and folded | Ph. Angela Petrarelli
spille 2022, Brooches | Plutinum Thread, Gold Thread (KYG 18), Gold Plate (KYG 14), Nylon Thread, | Ph. Ryota Sekiguchi
Necklace 2021 | Plutinum Thread, Gold Thread, Gold Plate, Nylon Thread, Gold Wire | Ph. Ryota Sekiguchi
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 06:18

Orizzonti d'Autore - tra visioni e materia

From May 7 to July 24, 2022 at the Museo Civico di Asolo (TV) will be held "Orizzonti d'Autore", a biennial dedicated to the author's jewel, which since this first edition aims to create an international network and an enriching cultural exchange between participating artists, fans and experts in the field. The aim of the event, conceived by the curator Thereza Pedrosa and realized thanks to the active collaboration of the Pro Loco of Asolo, the Assessorato alla Cultura, the Museo Civico of Asolo and the precious support of Archeometra, is to explore the boundaries of creativity, encourage international dialogue and inspire visitors. Among the scheduled events there will be a group exhibition, a retrospective dedicated to Giampaolo Babetto who will be awarded a lifetime achievement award, various conferences and appointments. This first edition foresees the participation of 24 artists from 5 continents, many of whom will be present at the opening on May 7, 2022.

Full program CLICK HERE

7/5-24/7/2022 Museo Civico di Asolo: Orizzonti d'Autore - collective exhibition

7/5-24/7/2022 Sala della Ragione, Asolo: Giampaolo Babetto - retrospective exhibition

7/5/2022 Sala Consiliare Comune di Asolo, 3pm: Giampaolo Babetto - Lifetime Achievement Award

7/5/2022 Civic Museum and Sala della Ragione, 4,30 p.m.: inauguration

14/5/2022 Museo Civico di Asolo, at 18,30: Orizzonti d'Autore - guided tour with Eliana Negroni

21/5/2022 Council Hall of the City of Asolo, 15:00: Giampaolo Babetto - monograph presentation

18/6/2022 Council Hall of Asolo, 03pm: Giovanni Corvaja - conference

18/6/2022 Museo Civico di Asolo, at 16,30: Orizzonti d'Autore - guided tour with Thereza Pedrosa

For further information, see the press release attached (see below).

Some works exhibited at "Orizzonti d'Autore" :

Ezra Satok-Wolman, "The Mathematical Fingerprint of God", brooch, 2012, 791 yellow gold, 750 white gold, japanese silk

Barbara Paganin, "Containers", necklace, 2015, silver, porcelain, bone, ivory, polymethacrylate, wood, gold

Chinh-Chih Wu, "Blue Square", brooch, 2016, copper, bronze, enamel, gold-plated

Annamaria Zanella, "Mediterranea", necklace, 2017, ebony, horse hair, lapis powder, gold, resin, indigo

Gigi Mariani, "Parallel worlds", ring, 2014, silver, gold, niello, patina

Giovanni Corvaja, "Mandala", brooch, 2018, gold

Corrado De Meo, "Black II", brooch, 2021, silver, papier mâché, acrylic paint, pvc, steel


Monday, 28 March 2022 13:38

Jewels in Ferment in Padova

From April 2 to May 15, 2022 in the beautiful setting of the Oratory S.Rocco in Padua and in its complete edition will be held the exhibition Jewels in Ferment 20|21 that celebrates the tenth year of the international competition and is realized thanks to the Department of Culture of the City of Padua, Sector Culture, Tourism, Museums and Libraries.

For further information on the exhibition, the press release is attached at the bottom.

In the complexity of the past two years, the double edition of the international competition of contemporary jewelry is exhibited. The exhibition will be open to visitors according to the hours and provisions of the museum, and the ideal opening ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday, April 1 at 18.00.

Finissage: Sunday, May 15 with guided tours and presentation of the two volumes published (15.30-18), to book tours and pick up the catalog (free for AGC members): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Following the award-winning jewels of the X° edition of Gioielli in Fermento 20|21:

1° Premio a Yukiko Kakimoto_brooches   Ph. Angela Petrarelli

2° Premio a Boglarka Mazsi_Reflecting-Memory Fragments_epaulettes   Ph. Angela Petrarelli

3° Premio a Letizia Maggio_Mein Kunst_necklace     Ph. Angela Petrarelli

1° Premio Studenti a Annarita Bianco T01

Oratorio di San Rocco - Padova Musei Civici


Monday, 21 March 2022 13:21

Gioiello e Thanatos con Corrado De Meo

In the frame of the event Alla fine dei conti and in collaboration with Agc - Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo we present the meeting GIOIELLO E THANATOS with Corrado De Meo.

From the Conference Room of the Casa del Mantegna in Mantua and in connection from Livorno with Corrado De Meo one of the most famous exponents of International Contemporary Jewellery in dialogue with Rachele Bertelli.


Wednesday, 16 March 2022 08:08

Visions Of Catalonia

The exhibition "Visions Of Catalonia", 1st Biennial of Artistic Crafts of Catalonia has been selected by the project Homo Faber in Venice. During the scheduled events, Catalonia's artistic craftsmanship will stop at The Room gallery from April 8 to 27.

Four goldsmith artists are participating: Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Jordi Aparicio, Clara Niubo and Lluis Comìn.


Jordi Aparicio

Ramon Puig Cuyàs

Clara Niubò

Lluís Comín Vilajosana


Friday, 11 March 2022 07:03

Schmuck preview in Munich

We received this news from dear friends in Munich - Thanks Galerie Birò for sharing and Happy 30th Anniversary!!

A small but fine SCHMUCK program takes place in Munich, despite the postponement of MJW to July.

Click here to download the complete program as PDF:


Catarina Silva (PT) ph. Francisco Hartley


30th Anniversary - Galerie Birò, Munich




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