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Italian jewelry is known for its high quality and attention to detail. But this significant and historically important layer of national culture and craftsmanship is under threat. After the boom of the turbulent 1990s, the jewelry manufacturing sector entered a long phase of stagnation, followed by a severe crisis. At present, the industry is giving contradictory signals: although many enterprises continue to shut down, others manage to stay afloat in the dangerous waters of the global recession. But for this they need to go through deep changes and open the doors wide for foreign buyers and investors. Continue reading
The antique sessions, which today are called the Biennale of Antiquaries, were founded in 1962 by the Minister of Culture in the government of de Gaulle by the writer and philosopher Andre Malraux.
Despite the fact that the center participants in the sessions were, of course, first-class antiquarians, jewelers (and especially elegant French origin) joined the Paris exhibition of antiquities almost immediately – in 1964. But they didn’t exhibit then new collections, namely branded antique jewelery (in this case, the once famous expositions of the French house Chaumet, which began to exhibit its historical jewelry items one of the first, would be a good example). Continue reading