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Buccellati bracelets worked to mimic luxurious fabrics make their debut during Paris Couture week

By Francesca Fearon in London

Paris Haute Couture week was the perfect moment to familiarise myself with the silky golden textures and the intricate tulle and lace-like patterns of Buccellati's new Dream Bracelets collection.

There are many parallels that can be drawn between the skills and artistry of the haute couturier crafting his embroidered gowns and Buccellati's Italian artisans using their distinctive and highly refined goldsmithing techniques to make these remarkable jewelled cuffs.  

Buccellati is famed for its goldsmithing, a family passion since the 18th century, using techniques that date back to the Italian Renaissance. The skill is usually expressed in one-of-a-kind pieces, but every so often the family launches a collection, which on this occasion concentrates on cuff bracelets.

"We normally only produce about 10 bracelets a year, but...


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