5 Breathtaking Jewelry Shops in Milan
“These rocks don’t lose their shape, diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. And who are we to contradict Marylin, who used to sing this. Beyond famous quotes, I must confess my utter love for anything that sparkles and that enriches even the most basic of looks. Earrings and rings make me literally go crazy, and I trust that I am not alone in this. If you really can’t resist in front of the blings and if you too love minimalist and handcrafted jewelry here are 5 not-to-miss jewelry shops in Milan! You are welcome and happy shopping!
To make things clear I admit that I don’t like branded pieces of jewelry. I like to think that every piece I wear – whether it is a precious one or a simple trinket – is either handcrafted or at least not made in series. Anaconda is a beautiful example of the best Italian goldsmith craftsmanship for the whole world to envy: I have a ring and a necklace that I can’t take off, besides the emotional meaning they carry (here you can find some of their products so to understand their style and concept). All the creations at this shop close to the Università Statale, behind the Duomo and Via Larga, are just beautiful: simple and at the same time incredibly sophisticated. Not for nothing Anaconda’s jewelry is sold at Barneys in New York and at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong. Have a look at Anaconda’s shop in Milan and spoil yourself with one of their fabulous jewels!
ANACONDA. Via Bergamini 7, Milan. +39 02 58325684. Open from Tuesday to Saturday (10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm).
GIOLINA E ANGELO
There is always need for love in this world. Entering at Giolina e Angelo in Via Solferino equals stocking up on it. First because one of the owners is of utmost kindness, second because their jewels are a mix of dreams, fairytales and faith. I have been visiting their shop since I was a little girl and, besides loving their glazed bracelets, I have recently pampered myself with some of their rings (find here some of their pieces, you can buy them online too)…a must have!
GIOLINA E ANGELO. Via Solferino 22/A, Milan. +39 02 653770. Open every day (10:30am-1:30pm and 3:30pm-7:30pm) except on Monday mornings and Sundays.
Atelier Vm, a tiny and adorable jewelry shop, is located in the Corso Genova area, close to Sant’Ambrogio and Colonne. If you too are fascinated by alchemy, the art of transforming a substance into another, while creating something magical, spiritual and eternal then this is the right place for you. In this case too, the jewels are all very delicate and minimalist pieces (find the collections here): maximum attention is given to every detail, whether it is rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings or charms. I am still waiting for my prince charming – if he ever will arrive – to buy me ‘L’essenziale’ (The Essential), a golden thread to weld directly on one’s wrist. It has no closing clips because it it supposed to stay on your wrist. Forever.
ATELIER VM. Via Cesare Correnti 26, Milan. +39 02 43118105. Open every day (10am-7pm) except on Monday mornings and Sundays.
There is no ex boyfriend of mine that hasn’t had to call in to Pilgiò, located close to Atelier Vm. I am joking (well, I am not), but Antonio Piluso’s, Pilgiò’s, creations are rare gold dust. In this case too all the pieces are handcrafted with a level of grace I haven’t seen elsewhere: these are actual artworks and unique pieces. My favourites? With no doubt the wedding bands and the earrings from the ‘Oro muto’ (Mute gold) collection: sensational!
PILGIÒ. Via Caminadella 6, Milan. +39 02 804812. Open from Monday to Saturday (10am-7:30pm).
DANIELA DE MARCHI
I like to wear jewels that are close to invisible, but I make an exception when it comes to Daniela De Marchi. The creations of this jeweller close to Via Torino (this is the link to the e-shop, so you can start having a look) are all identified by the dropage, a texture of small irregular spheres that coat the jewels, making them both unique and recognizable. The credit also goes to the precious stones that are used: I have been dreaming for years about one of her rings with quartz, amethyst and carnelian. A dream!
DANIELA DE MARCHI. Via dei Piatti 9, Milan. +39 02 86995040. Open every day (10:30am-7:30pm) except on Sundays and Monday mornings.
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version was translated by Tamara Ilic.