lapis lazuli “magia del blu” @ museo degli argenti – pitti palace

Lapis Lazzuli: Magia del Blu June 9 – October 11, 2015 Museo degli Argenti – Palazzo Pitti, Florence Since antiquity, lapis lazuli has historically been a highly regarded rare and regal semi-precious stone imported from Asia and utilized for it’s beautiful blue hue in art objects (jewelry, carvings, boxes, mosaics, ornaments, vases) and for paint… Read More lapis lazuli “magia del blu” @ museo degli argenti – pitti palace

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