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Via Orefici Jewelry is named after the Italian goldsmiths' and jewelers' districts.

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Welcome to Via Orefici

Via Orefici is the Italian translation of Goldsmiths Street. 

Via Orefici Jewelry line is named after the historic goldsmiths and jewelers' districts in Italy, sought-after destinations for handmade, unique, and bespoke jewelry.

    

Genova's historic downtown and the Via Orefici street sign.

The process of making artisanal jewelry begins with the alloy's preparation. Pure gold is too soft for everyday wear, and it is alloyed with a percentage of silver and copper to give it strength and durability and create a desired yellow, rose, or white 18 karat gold color. In our collections, some pieces are made by directly forging the precious metal (heating up, hammering, and crafting) into desired shapes. Others use the lost-wax casting technique from artisan handmade wax sculptures. The pieces are then finished, cleaned, polished, and sent to the stone setter artisans if the designs include gemstone.
The artisan's meticulous work is done with passion, applying century-old techniques passed on from generation.

"I have always been passionate about jewelry, and I owned a jewelry boutique specialized in artisans' handmade 18 karat gold collections, a family business established in Genova, Italy, in 1964. "Gioielleria Carlevaro" has been my world for fifteen years.
Via Orefici Jewelry line is born from my passion for luxury Italian artisanship. I create handcrafted gold collections working with the most skilled artisans in Italy. I aim to bring the authentic Italian goldsmith workshop experience to a discerning audience of jewelry lovers." Antonella Carlevaro, Founder.