All About Italian Gold Jewelry Designs and Artistry

by WriterArtist

Italy is one of the leading countries in fashion and gold jewelry designs. It has long sought the attention and focus from the craftsmanship and skills in the field of jewelry.

The discovery of gold and its evolution with mankind is an important aspect of civilization. Designing and artistry with jewellery elements whether it was gold, diamond or gemstones, it all dates back to many centuries. Throughout the globe, gold was unanimously used as a carrier for currency, exchanges and trade in addition to being used in gold jewelry. Exotic carving of gold in earrings and necklaces were found in ancient days with Greek and Roman civilizations too.

The Evolution of Italian Gold Jewelry Designs


Italy has the world's fourth largest gold reserves, coming after the USA and Germany, going beyond France and China. The country is also well-known for exquisite gold jewelry designs, fashion industry and its influential and innovative business economic sector.


Whether a pair of golden circular earrings or a chain featuring a swinging pendant, the wide choices available in gold jewelry are destined to please even the most hardest and refined tastes. 

The Discovery of Gold


With the discovery of gold, there embarked a new era in which gold was used as currency, stock, trading and reserve.




The tendency of stocking gold and silver in form of bullion coins, designer gold jewelry, biscuits and bars was a common practice since olden days owing to the importance and cost associated to it.




Today’s economists might disagree, they may not believe in reserving and storing gold as a protection against inflation and doomed economy, instead they advise people to have a diverse portfolio investment in real estate, pension schemes and stocks.




However, many people still buy and preserve gold as an investment or use for a rainy day. 

Italian Gold Jewelry Designs- The Filigree


The filigree was an important and popular artwork of an Italian jeweler in olden times.



It was a delicate craftsmanship that involved the use of thin, twisted threads made of silver or gold for use in motifs.



Used by French and still used by Indians it might be a dying art that needs reviving.

Italian Gold Jewelry

Established Brand for Gold Jewelry Designs


You will definitely fall in love with the stunning gold jewelry pendants, bracelets and necklaces once you set your eyes to the fine Italian gold jewelry collection which is admired by many.



Since thousand years, the alluring Italian designs are in trend and used traditionally for weddings and similar occasions.




They never seem to go out of fashion and are handed from one generation to other as a tradition.



The gold jewelry pendants can be adorned with pearls, diamond and gemstones.



The very unique and antique objects do not go out of fashion.



In fact, the cycle repeats and they spring back year after year in different forms.

Why Noble Metal Gold?

Choice of Designer Gold Jewelry


Since primeval era “Gold” has been a highly sought-after precious and noble metal for designing jewelry, and other arts since the beginning of civilization. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits and does not react with most of the remaining metals found on earth.


Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile pure metal known. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. This is the exact reason why it is considered noble metal and is a versatile choice for designer gold jewelry. Gold is one of the coinage metals and has served as a symbol of wealth throughout history.


It is important to note that, there is no such thing as 24 carat gold jewelry, 24 carat gold is the most malleable metal and almost like wax. In order to have jewelry that is robust and strong, gold has to be combined with other metals. The most commonly used metal is copper in these cases. While pure gold is 24 karat, 18 and 15 karat gold benefit from their alloys and are usually used in designer jewelry. 18 karat gold is much more durable and harder than 24, and 15 karat is very much more durable and 'hard' than 18 karat. 

Updated: 12/02/2014, WriterArtist
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DerdriuMarriner on 01/11/2023

In particular, I appreciate the four-leaf lucky clover in white gold.

What do you think of green, rose and white gold combinations in matched-design anklets, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings?

WriterArtist on 12/04/2014

@EmmaSRose - Italian jewelry is about finesse and artistry. Glad you liked the designs.

WriterArtist on 12/04/2014

@ologsinquito - I admire an artistic piece of jewellery, delicately carved with perfection.

ologsinquito on 12/03/2014

These are all very beautiful. You have exquisite taste.

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