Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Fine, exquisite jewelry is not the sole territory of old brands founded by someone else’s great grandfather in a quaint Alpine mountain town. Roberto Coin, a contemporary Italian jewelry line, matches much older brands with its own internationally acclaimed earrings, bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings. Launched in 1996, Roberto Coin quickly placed itself among the best known jewelry brands in the United States and Europe. Its strength lies in its creative excitement and happy outlook in life, like a youth looking out to a bright future. The founder, whose brand carries his name, started the company in 1977 as a production outfit for world-renowned jewelry brands. But his craft would be best expressed in its own signature brand. Roberto Coin is known for the elegant expressions of its rubies and rubellite—a take on an Ancient Egyptian belief that touching the gemstone brings good fortune. But it is no pure luck that a woman wearing a Roberto Coin feels the seduction and elegant femininity rub on her. And it is not uncommon if she finds herself between the sensation of fantasy and reality when looking at a Roberto Coin piece. Roberto Coin also offers a full line of jewelry in various precious metals and stones.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Roberto Coin.
Image: Snake Bracelet by Roberto Coin