guilds of florence & the future of contemporary jewelry in italy

In Medieval Europe, merchant, trade, and craft guilds were being formed to protect artisans and related commerce against the feudal government. These associations became extremely powerful and dominant in their local goverenments and professional trades. Rules and guidelines were strictly controlled, as was the quality of the craft, apprenticeship training, materials used, and the way… Read More guilds of florence & the future of contemporary jewelry in italy

inside the contemporary jewelry collection of palazzo pitti’s galleria degli argenti, florence

Tucked around a far corner of the upper level in the Treasury of the Grand Dukes (formerly known as the Galleria degli Argenti – The Silver Museum) of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence is an important collection of contemporary jewelry. I take my jewelry design students there every term to see this varied collection in… Read More inside the contemporary jewelry collection of palazzo pitti’s galleria degli argenti, florence