TARI jewellery fair showcases Italian craftsmanship
By David Brough
TARI, near Naples, Italy, October 2018 – The TARI Mondo Prezioso jewellery trade fair in southern Italy (October 12-15) presented the extraordinary craftsmanship of “Made in Italy” pieces to international and domestic retail buyers.
Retailers from countries such as Russia and Angola bought gold and silver jewellery, handcrafted across Italy, at the TARI fair, which took place in a designated fabrication, marketing and sales zone, beside Tari Design School, near Caserta.
Highlights of the “Made in Italy” jewellery on display included coral and cameo jewellery, featuring contemporary designs with a twist from brands such as Coscia and Rajola, based in Torre del Greco along the south Italian coast.
From northern Italy, Vicenza-based World Diamond Group (WDG) presented its latest diamond jewellery collections, as part of its expansion into the domestic and international retail markets.
A visit to the Coscia showroom at the TARI centre (Centro Orafo Il Tarì) revealed some extraordinary handcrafted coral and cameo sculptures from the family-owned company’s collection, as well as Coscia’s latest beautifully designed pearl jewellery collections.
Rajola’s designer Mariella Rajola showed off some of her exquisite creations featuring Mediterranean red coral.
Some of the newest Rajola items of jewellery featured a combination of coral, cameo and pearl designs.
The Centro Orafo Il Tarì presented an exhibition of contemporary Italian-made coral jewellery at the entrance to the trade show.
Vincenzo Giannotti, president of TARI, said TARI was looking to attract more international buyers to its trade fairs.
“Buyers are welcome to visit TARI throughout the year to visit suppliers by appointment,” he added in an interview with Jewellery Outlook.
The Centro Orafo Il Tarì, which houses suppliers throughout the year, is open to visits by buyers all year round.
Giannotti spoke of rising Chinese demand for Italian-made coral and cameo jewellery, and said that he would like to develop stronger contacts with the UK market.
The well-equipped, private Tari Design School offers courses such as goldsmithing, CAD and gem setting, with a focus on high quality fabrication, taught by highly experienced local craftspeople.