One of the fields where Italy reached outstanding results is the goldsmithing, the art of working with gold and others precious metals, and together with jewellery is a great attraction for tourists that love to do luxury shopping . So we have a look now at the most interesting area for this kind of items, because is very charming to buy a jewel where is just created by professionals craftsmen that melt talent and experiences in precious metals.
The primacy of Valenza
About prestigious handicraft and national records, we have to begin from Valenza, in province of Alessandria, in the cosy Piedmont. Here, on 1843 Vincenzo Morosetti opened the first jewellery store and became famous also abroad, at the Paris Expo, when also Cartier was astonished by these original jewels. On 1873 his pupil, the goldsmith Vincenzo Melchiorre started the Melchiorre & C and in a few years became the leader of this field.
He was the first to conceive an high qualified production using Oriental precious stones and addressing that to a middle-class market, also following the fashion style.Â Many of his pupils started a business and Valenza became an important district for goldsmithing. Thanks to that revolutionary workshop, today the city is a landmark for people that want precious jewels. Continue