After apprenticeship in a Goldsmith’s laboratory, Gigi Mariani opened his own studio in 1985 in Modena, Italy. Elegance, originality and sophistication of his creations are widely acknowledged, with numerous national and international awards over the years. Among the latest, the First prize Joya Barcelona 2014 and the selection for Schmuck 2015.
“I have always been fascinated by the infinite potential that metals offer and the opportunity of transforming their original properties and aspect in order to stretch the scope of what can be achieved. I avail myself of antique goldsmith techniques that have almost fallen into disuse, such as niello and granulation, personalizing them in order to give my work a distinctive character. I work with precious metals, combining them with other metals such as iron, copper and brass”.