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Bottega Orafa, collection 2022

text Teresa Favi

June 25, 2022

Bottega Orafa celebrates 30 years with the publication of a book

Luigi Citi and Cristiana Galletti talk about themselves and present the new High Jewellery collection

The story of Bottega Orafa, a fine jewellery studio with headquarters in Navacchio, Pisa province and a boutique in Forte dei Marmi, is encapsulated in 30 years of dreams come true. Three decades that are celebrated this year by Luigi Citi and Cristiana Galletti, his longstanding partner in life and work, with the extraordinary Anniversary collection in white gold and diamonds, the publication of a commemorative book published by Gruppo Editoriale and available on Amazon, and a large event in Versilia to share the things that make Bottega Orafa so rare and precious.

The cover of the new book 'Bottega Orafa 1992. Luigi Citi’s dream'

The X factor is production - the entire process is done in-house - with every item a product of savoir faire, the work of skilled hands and a classical minimalism which come together to give a moving soul to the jewellery and bespoke creations that have delighted customers through the generations without losing their appeal.

Boutique Forte dei Marmi

In the jewellery boutique they opened a year ago in the heart of the exclusive shopping area atVia Carducci 49, Forte dei Marmi, Cristiana and Luigi (goldsmith and expert gemologist respectively) introduce us to the new collection of 30 unique pieces of fine jewellery, completely handcrafted in their Navacchio studio.

18-carat white gold contrariè ring with pear-cut diamonds, Anniversary collection

750 white gold, diamonds, Fancy Yellow diamonds and gems from all over the world are the true stars here. “Every year is a surprise”, Cristiana Galletti tells us, “but this time we’re blown away both by the quality and uniqueness of the stones and by the creativity and the principle behind the collection”. “Starting with sketches”, explains Luigi Citi, “we wanted to create real works of art to be worn at any time of day”.

Luigi and Cristiana Citi together with their sons Giorgio (goldsmith in charge of the casting department) and Emma (marketing)

Light is showcased to maximum effect by precious stones and exquisite finishes, while an infinite number of tiny drops come together in the boldest challenge for fine jewellery: ‘wearability’. With Bottega Orafa, fine jewellery becomes a 24/7 message of beauty and a brand-new approach inspired by joy and ease, nonchalance and composure… For an unforgettable birthday.

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