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
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
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...