UPDATE: ArTgento Collection now available for purchase in our online SHOP
Giardini di Sole is about all things artisanal, beautiful, design oriented...and made in Italy. The impeccably designed ArTgento line, hand-made in Frascati, Italy by Germano, perfectly exemplifies these qualities.
We were introduced to the stunning jewelry made by the Germano family a few years ago and completely fell in love. We have personally collected many pieces over the years and had the opportunity to bring in a selection of pieces designed by Micaela Alfonsi and her family four years ago for a special event. The event was a huge success and we are excited to again have an opportunity to showcase her collection in our Boston Showroom, the only place in the country to offer these stunning designs.
Micaela and her sister Bianca are the chief designers and daughters of Germano Alfonsi and great-granddaughters of Gallo Alfonsi. Growing up in Frascati, they watched their father craft magnificent pieces for Sophia Loren, Popes Giovanni and Paul VI, Frank Sinatra and the Kennedy family. Each piece is handmade using the ancient lost wax technique, and made with the highest quality sterling silver (925 m/m). The ArTgento collection is creative, fun, bold & a bit daring.
There are many beautiful jewelry lines available, but this collection feels totally unique to what we've seen before. The craftsmanship, authenticity, respect for traditional techniques but with a contemporary flair, are what we are so enamored with. The use of creative materials such as leather, suede and elastic combined with the traditional-ancient coins, semiprecious stones-are then crafted into new interpreted designs. All hand finished with a "secret" rub that heightens the brilliance of the silver surface so that it is almost "sparkly". (Think bling without being too bling-y!)