Welcome to Ori e Gemme
Workshop, shop, meeting point where talk with Paolo and Francesca Severi about gemology, jewels, books, sculptures with stone and light, photographs, and everything else that revolves around the world of stones.
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If it is difficult to define the concept of “beauty”, it is easy to discard what is ugly . We belive that there is no beauty in violence, vivisection, in the killing of animals for ornamental purposes. This is the why we are opposed to pearls, coral, ivory, teeth, nails, shells, mother of pearl, snake vertebrae, hair, feathers, skins, withered tails, bones and other organic findings.
The concept of “beauty” is linked to the meaning of truth, sincerity, cleanliness. So, there is no space for synthetic stones, imitations and forgeries of all kinds. These issues will be looked upon over and over again.
A NEW JEWELRY
We are against standardizations, the idea that an object is “nice” if it is “autographed”. Each single one of our piece of art is unique, just like every person is one and only and special. We have stones, fantasy, designs: unbounded. We can make any piece of jewelry, and we want to tie your story to your aspirations, to your desires.
JEWELRY, INDUSTRIAL AND IMITATION JEWELRY
What are the differences and borders of these disciplines? According to dictionaries, jewelry is made of precious metals and precious stones, of individual pieces of great value. Industrial jewelry is made of calibrated stones in industrial production with lower costs. Imitation jewelry uses materials of all kinds -no matter if imitation of jewelry, or along own artistic paths. In reality, the border between these disciplines does not exist: a lot of jewelry uses calibrated stones, including synthetic ones, while some imitation jewelry also uses natural stones. In our Jewelry, we move with the rigor of the most serious jewelry, with the freedom of expression of the best Fashion Jewelry and with the respect for ecology related to our philosophy of the “quest for beauty in small things”.
WE HAVE ALWAYS WORKED AND WE SHALL ALWAYS WORK WITH PRECIOUS STONES
We search them around the world, we work them in our cutting laboratory, we write about them articles and books. And we offer them to our customers as loose stones or in our jewelry.
Stones and jewelry are important steps in the quest for beauty in small things. This, in short, is our philosophy .
Our jewels are born in unison with the personality of those who wear them.
Our website is also an open store: you are all invited to bring it to life with your visits, your suggestions and your participation!