This is a showcase of gorgeous, Italian-crafted gold jewellery, inspired by the latest looks coming out of Italy.
QVC's Gold Buyer Sarah Filippardos is currently in Italy, viewing the latest releases at the Vicenza Jewellery Fair. Take a look at Sarah's blog from day 2…
"Well, day two at the fair is certainly no disappointment! It’s freezing cold here in Vicenza, and there is a faint mist in the air as we leave our hotel this morning. Just a few flakes of snow mixing with our breath as we step off the bus and approach the front gates of the fair.
Our schedules are packed again today and our vendors are so excited to show us their new designs and ideas. One of my particular favourites, a lovely Italian company, showed me the most incredible designs in gold. Predominantly yellow gold, but with some rose, white and even black gold – which is actually gold with an oxidized layer – in the most beautiful and delicate lace designs.
These pieces have a real presence to them, with bold domed shapes and depth, but they feel wonderfully light because the designs are so intricate and detailed. They feel strong too, and my vendor explains to me how far the technology has come over the years to make this combined lightness and strength possible.
It’s a wonderful thing to witness, as the age old Italian craftsmanship marries with modern science to produce these pieces. I’m so excited and I have to place a sample order immediately to bring this concept back to our QVC customers as quickly as possible. Watch out for this new gold trend as we hit spring!
Next on the agenda is a special meeting with all of our QVC jewellery colleagues from all over the world to discuss what we have found at the fair and to share ideas. This is so exciting! To meet our fellow Jewellery Buyers from QVC USA, Japan, Italy, Germany is just so inspiring and we find that we have so much in common and so much to bring back to our respective customers.
As the day draws to a close, our team leave the fair and as we board the little gold bus to return to our hotel, we gabble excitedly about today’s jewellery finds and look forward to a huge plate of pasta this evening!"
So there we have it, a fab insight into day two of the Vicenza Jewellery Fair. If you missed it, you can still read Sarah's blog from day 1.
See you soon, Will x