FUNKE OSAE-BROWN, Baselworld, Switzerland
Leo Pizzo Showcases Finest Italian Craftmanship With New Collection, Venezia. The new collection was showcased on Thursday at the fashion show at the 2019 edition of Baselworld.
The Venezia celebrates ancient city of Venice, Italy where the Leo Pizzo maison originates.
The collection features a set of jewellery comprising a bracelet, earrings, a ring and a necklace.
Rocco Pizzo, a member of the board of directors of Leo Pizzo, says the building inspired the collection is located at the Central Square in Venice. It is an old house, which was of the king, and has a floral design. The jewellery’s design takes inspiration from the floral design. Through this collection, Leo Pizzo celebrate the city of Venice.
“As always, we are presenting some new collections. The most important this year, and also the most precious, is Venezia, which our father has designed with the lightness and openwork that have been his hallmark in recent times and has attracted great appreciation. The openwork is inspired by the Gothic, quasi-Moorish forms of the vaults of the Palazzo Ducale, one of the most beautiful buildings in Venice,” he explains.
In addition, Pizzo says besides celebrating the city with the collection, they wanted to celebrate the opening of a new store in Samalkot. He says everything in Leo Pizzo is handmade, and all workers including the design manufacturer are Italian.
“Apart from anything else, the tribute to the city of the lagoon is no coincidence: We opened our fourth Italian boutique, in Venice’s Piazza San Marco, in July,” he adds. There is even a piece with 1,800 diamonds, so there is a lot of work involved in the selection of stones. All stones are natural and having high quality, colour and clarity. We have a certification for high quality.”
Leo Pizzo is a family owned business, started by Rocco’s father. The heritage was handed down to Rocco and his brothers one of whom is Tancredi Pizzo.
“I believe that in our world Italian style and know-how are important qualities,” explains Tancredi Pizzo. “What’s more, we are from Valencia, and for a jeweller this is synonymous with the highest quality and perfection. Let’s never forget that our signature, the family name, is on the warranty, and this is one more reason why we are committed to providing an impeccable product. Producing everything at home as we do can be a very challenging choice, as we live in the age of outsourcing. However, that choice is another thing our father has been known for since he began to create his own jewellery, now almost 50 years ago.”
With precise attention to details and high-quality materials used, the Venezia is made of gold, diamonds and precious stones. It is a deep experience and taste that allow Leo Pizzo create very exclusive jewels for a demanding and selective clientele.