- 13 companies awarded by the jury and one special mention among the 56 participants
- In the 5 categories, the trends of the best Made in Italy gold and jewelry manufacturing: jewelry made of light, architectural jewelry, timeless jewelry, plastic jewelry, fashion design
- The creativity of aspiring goldsmith students was also awarded for the first time in the Talents section, a new feature of this edition for the under-30s
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56 creations, presented by exhibiting companies (the complete list is on www.oroarezzo.it/it/premiere) were in the running and are on display in a special installation that welcomes international buyers to the halls of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi at the Italian Exhibition Group event ongoing until May 16, 2023.
13 creations were awarded on the evening of May 14, 2023, at the Sugar showroom in Arezzo. The best expressions of the theme of LIGHT proposed by Beppe Angiolini, honorary president of the National Chamber of Fashion Buyers, Oroarezzo ambassador and art director, were: MORAGLIONE 1922, QUADRIFOGLIO, F.A. GIOIELLI, ARTLINEA, ANIMA, SILVER LIGHT GROUP, GOBI PREZIOSI, VENEROSO, DANIELA NERI, GRAZIELLA BRACCIALINI, GIORDINI, UNOAERRE INDUSTRIES, ALUNNO & CO. Special mention for D’ORICA.
“Let’s try to surprise and be surprised” was Angiolini’s invitation. Therefore, maximum creative freedom for the companies that were able to compete with bracelets, necklaces and rings in the most varied designs, shapes and volumes, but all with the shared capacity to represent the luminous power of jewelry under the banner of style, workmanship and the ability to innovate that characterize Italian manufacturing.
TALENTS UNDER 30: ITALIAN STYLE WINS
MARTA D’AMBROSIO, a student at the Istituto Tecnico Professionale Orafo Arezzo (the Arezzo Technical School for Goldsmiths) won the TALENTS category with her “Luce è vita” necklace. Composed of a luxuriant radial element with an opal cabochon in the center from which smooth rays of yellow gold alternate with those of white gold studded with bright stones of various colors, according to the jury, “it is a typical example of jewelry that characterizes the most refined examples of Italian Style”.
Thanks to the collaboration of manufacturing partners in the Arezzo district, the winner will be able to see her creative idea become a reality.
The new category for aspiring goldsmiths under 30 involved three classes from the Master in Jewelry History, Design and Marketing of the University of Siena – Campus of Arezzo, the Margaritone Technical Professional Institute and the Liceo Statale Piero della Francesca, both from Arezzo, for a total of 15 designs, on display during the four days of the show. A new entry that aims to support new talents and encourage direct contact with companies in order to make it easier to enter the sector and embark on a professional career.
Judging the precious creations on display at Oroarezzo was a jury chaired by Beppe Angiolini whose members were journalist, writer and podcaster Mariella Milani, who also presented the event, Rai 1 fashion journalist Paola Cacianti, stylists Eva Cavalli and Ermanno Scervino, the founder of Donna Jewel Laura Inghirami, jewelry blogger Blingsiscom, stylists Simone Furlan and Riccardo Maria Chiacchio, and stylist and influencer Michela D’Angelo.