Jewellery is often considered to be useless and opulent, without any function beyond that of ornament. The functional jewellery we are presenting you with here proves the opposite. Buttons, buckles, chatelaines, fibulae, hair clips, cufflinks, pins and pommanders are all jewellery pieces with a specific function in relation to clothing and the body. They are functional oblects transformed into jewellery and perfectly embody the taste of the period in which they were made, as well as its materials and techniques, becoming sparkling testimony to the times.
Curated by Bianca Cappello