Jewellery tour in Florence has a very old tradition on artisans, whose workshops were the peculiarity of the ‘Oltrarno’, the area on the other side of the Arno; jewellery makers, goldsmiths, silversmiths, shoemakers and leatherworkers with their workshops made some florentine streets unique.
The tour has the aim to introduce the intelligent and curios traveller to discover the local florentine artisans, who are part of the historical local identity and very important for a deep knowledge of the city.
It starts in a very old, charming and famous workshop where the owner family works the gold since generations. They will be glad to guess our curious travellers and introduce them to the old technique of the fusion and work of gold. By passion and creativity they continue to produce jewellery since generations.
The tour continues in the shop of a very famous florentine creator who, taking inspiration by the American films of the 1940’s, creates costume jewellery using ‘simple’ materials as synthetic resins; her bijoux are considered both fashion and art, and her artworks are displayed in important worldwide museum.
Finally, it continues in a workshop specialised in the handmade working of glass and crystal beads by the technique of threading, bead weaving, crochet and three dimensional bead working.