"The Sala della Bellezza (Hall of Beauty) contains only necklaces.
The necklace is the heart of every jewellery set; it is the most important piece, the one that defines the theme of a collection. Indeed, after the diadem became a museum piece, the necklace took the leading role. And it is the necklace that enhances the neck, the face and the décolleté of the woman who wears it, right next to her heart. It is to the heart that beauty can and must speak, in order to find that ‘sense of beauty’ that, as Anatole France wrote, is the only human characteristic that never deceives, and that unquestionably belongs to mankind."
Jewellery is the ornament par excellence, capable of complementing and bringing out the beauty of its wearer. Beauty i salso an element intrinsic to jewellery itself, its, maufacture, colour palette, materials, tecniques and forms, all combined in harmony and proportion. Franco Cologno has interpreted beauty as a prerogative of Italian DNA and so has selected necklaces from the top Italian jewellery brands to demonstrate the Italian capacity for combining the “beautiful and well-made”
Curated by Franco Cologni