Many-hued gems, set upside down are the protagonists of the spiky allure of the new Mattioli collection Rêve_r. The Italian brand well-known for its multifunctional designs this time surprises with its ultralight jewels in titanium.
A name, a delightful divertissement, a well-defined personality in this pun that illustrates the oneiric design.
Ultralight earrings in white gold, titanium, tanzanites and white diamonds.
17 years ago Mattioli was born, one of the most innovative Italian jewelry brands both in production and design. Licia Mattioli, CEO and responsible for design, tells all about it, and more. When you are trained as a professional lawyer, a career in the jewelry branch is not exactly most logical? “The urge to become an entrepreneur was that much greater”, tells us Licia Mattioli. “Of course, one can put children in this world and ensure your posterity, but as a good entrepreneur you can also make history in a certain domain and this what I was going for”. In 1995 I bought together with my father the “Antica Ditta Marchisio”, the oldest jewelry workshop in Turin. Created in 1860, it soon wrote history because it got as the first jewelry atelier the ‘1TO’ stamp or label so to speak. This was the official confirmation that this workshop was the oldest in the region. Since 1970 this house designed and produced jewelry ranges for the biggest names in the world. In 1995 we continued this production, but in 2000 we introduced our own brand Mattioli with its proper collection. Our atelier still has two departments. One which makes the Mattioli range, and the other which produces the jewelry for the famous names. The whole process – from melting the gold to setting and mounting the gems – is done in house. Not many people know this. Especially in design and technology, there is a big difference in our company before and after 2000. Mattioli carries in its heart quite the same traditions and heritage, but couples its hand crafted jewelry to modernity by using state of the art techniques and materials. This wasn’t done before we took things over.
The force of Matteoli
“Our jewelry is not only beautiful and durable, but they are first and foremost multifunctional”, tells us Licia. “Many brands now also focus on multifunctionality, but we were pioneering this. Take for example the Puzzle Collier. You can wear it short or long, just by winding it around your neck or by leaving part of the necklace as a hanger in front or on your back. You can also wear it as a girdle or a large wrist bracelet. The same goes for our earrings. A set consists of several hangers which you can attach to the earclip and thus create many variations. This jewelry is ideal for business women who travel frequently. Apart from their versatility, the flexibility and softness are the core values. I like to work with materials which are gentle to the touch, just think of the more ‘milky’ stones like ‘Milk’ aquamarine, chalcedone and prasolite, but also ebony and mother-of-pearl. We were also the first brand which introduced mother-of-pearl into modern jewelry. Our designs are often real trendsetters.