|The House of Piranesi has
revolutionized the world of jewelry by harmonizing the designs of the classical and the
contemporary into timeless pieces of fine Italian artwork. Beginning its trade as a
supplier of precious stones in 1845, Piranesi established strong relationships with mines
in Columbia, Thailand, India, Burma, Ceylon and South Africa. The Piranesi alliance with
these countries enabled them to become one of the leading distributors of precious stones
and handcrafted jewelry throughout Western and Eastern Europe.
Before long, the Piranesi name became synonymous with fine quality precious jewelry, particularly among the royal families of Europe and the Middle East. From Catherine the Great to Ivan the Terrible, the Piranesi family started working, designing and setting pieces of jewelry to please the tastes and uncommon personalities of these charismatic rulers.
As the Piranesi legend spread, the family hired more Italian artisans and designers to meet the growing demand for their European style of jewelry. Today, the Piranesi jewelry collection can be seen throughout the United States and Europe, maintaining the concept of eternal elegance, while reflecting the Italian art of tradition. Piranesi continues to shape the most beautiful gemstones with playfulness: the cabochon emerald earrings dripping from the delicate earlobes of elegant women; the multiple strands of the pearl choker that grace the lovely necks of fine ladies; and the South Sea Pearl drop complete with pave set diamonds. A latticework of gold set with diamonds all around will make the wearer feel like a queen treading upon the red carpets of Russian nobility.
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