10 Things: We Love From The Italian Masters Festival - Neiman Marcus

10 Things: We Love From The Italian Masters Festival

Regina Campbell

October 15, 2015


Twenty of Italy’s finest jewelers are in the US to take part in the inaugural Neiman Marcus ITALIAN JEWELRY FESTIVAL, OCT. 1–18. As the largest retail purveyor of that country’s fine jewelry, NM is partnering with the Italian Trade Commission to spotlight famed design houses including Buccellati, Bulgari, Pomellato, and Staurino Fratelli, and such renowned independent designers as Roberto Coin and Marco Bicego, in all 41 NM Precious Jewels Salons.

Country of origin aside, what differentiates the cast of 2O is artistry—a finely honed skill set passed from one generation to the next. A rare breed in the world of mass-produced bijoux, these artisans create by hand, from sorting stones to casting and polishing.

The 18 days’ worth of dazzle will feature personal appearances, trunk shows, and parties—including a VIP kickoff at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. “We’ve curated the most important collection of Italian designers and manufacturers,” says Precious Jewelry Vice President Larry Pelzel. “These high-fashion jewelry collections express the excellence of creativity and craftsmanship that Italy has to offer.” Check with a sales associate to find out more about events in your store or visit NeimanMarcus.com to see the collection starting October 1.

Ten Things


Adolfo Courrier

Pop Collection Band Rings & Bangles

The intersection of jewelry design and architecture delivers a brilliant contrast of color and texture. The success of this combination is evident in the house of Adolfo Courrier—a master of wearable art.

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Marina B

Atomo Mini 18k Gold Long Necklace, Ring & Earrings

The granddaughter of the house of Bulgari, Marina B is a rare combination of creativity and audacity. Her style is completely her own yet often whispers of the geometric and distinctive shapes that have distinguished the family’s heritage.

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Pasquale Bruni

18-karat White Gold Necklace and Earrings with Diamonds, Sapphires and Tanzanite

Pasquale Bruni was drawn to the world of jewelry as a very young boy in the workshops of Valenza. Today, along with his daughter Eugenia and son Daniele, the house crafts jewelry with a natural elegance, distinguished by its creativity.

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Gallery South Sea & Tahitian Pearl Diamond Bracelet

Every pearl has a soul, and each one is different. This uniqueness comes alive in the collections from Utopia. Each pearl is handpicked for its exceptional quality and bears a luster that illuminates the skin, bringing out the light of the women who wear them.

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Tango 18k Rose Gold Black, Brown & Diamond Link Necklaces

Surprising creativity that is always visionary. That is the unmistakable style and trademark of this house. Always unique in shape, color, and artisanship, every Pomellato collection is delightfully wearable.

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Dune & Onda 18k Gold and Diamond Cuff Bracelets

Organic figures, floral inspirations, and classic patterns in harmony with intuition, experience, research, and creativity—this is the house of Vendorafa. Always willing to explore new paths, new beauty, new techniques, this house brings the purity of gold to a higher level.

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18-karat Pink and White Gold Expandable Bangles with Diamonds

Every Picchiotti piece will delight those who appreciate exquisite artisanship and transcendent beauty. This master scours the globe in search of rare materials befitting his legend, creating treasures to be passed on to the next generation. available in stores.

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18-karat Rose Gold and 3.22-carat Diamond Serpenti Tubogas Necklace

Founded over 130 years ago in Rome by Sotirio Bulgari, this house is inspired by the architectural beauty of the Eternal City. Known for its bold and unprecedented style, Bulgari jewelry possesses a fire and passion coveted around the world.

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Tanzanite and Diamond Three-Strand Necklace & Dangle Earrings

Just as it was over 100 years ago, each piece is handmade. This house believes that artisanship is the real heart of luxury and creates delicate flights of fancy that adorn graceful and elegant women of the world.

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Roberto Coin

Princess 18k Gold Huggie Earrings with Diamonds & Bangles

Ancient belief holds that wearing a ruby close to the skin promotes health, happiness, and good fortune. Roberto Coin signs each one of his pieces with a small ruby cast inside—his homage to this beautiful legend.

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