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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

Genova is a city located on the Italian Riviera. The historic downtown, dating back to the 12th century, is a maze of tiny streets, historical buildings, hidden squares with old churches and bell towers overlooking the harbor. A pleasant, walkable area enjoyed by locals and tourists, where most of the streets are named after the shops and trades historically located there.

Via Orefici (Goldsmiths Street) has been home to goldsmiths, silversmiths, and precious stone vendors, and the area is today known for its jewelry shops and artisans’ workshops. It is a sought-after destination for handmade, unique, and bespoke jewelry, and it is where our skilled master goldsmiths handcraft "Via Orefici Jewelry" in their artisans’ workshops.
The process of making artisanal jewelry starts 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, and others are realized using the lost-wax casting technique from artisan’s handmade wax sculptures. The pieces are finished, cleaned and polished, then sent to the stone setter artisans if the designs include gemstone.
All the artisan’s meticulous work is done by hand with passion, applying century-old techniques passed on from generation. 
 
"I have always been passionate about jewelry and I love the goldsmith workshops in Via Orefici, where I owned a jewelry boutique specialized in artisans' handmade 18 karat gold collections. I learned gold design, craftsmanship, and gemology and "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 skilled artisans in Italy, and I aim to bring the authentic Italian goldsmith workshop experience to a discerning audience of jewelry lovers." Antonella Carlevaro, Founder.