Do you want to know where to find goldsmiths in Campo Ligure that work with filigree? I’d really like to recommend one that’s right for you.
The goldsmith’s workshop Il Gioiello in Campo Ligure, in the province of Genoa, is a reality of great tradition and excellence in the world of Italian goldsmith laboratories. In fact, this artisan shop can boast thirty years of experience in the goldsmith field, filigree work and silverware. In short, a company whose activity is focused on the ancient art of filigree work, both in gold and in silver.
With a shop closely connected to the laboratory, and with careful dedication to artisan work, respecting the most traditional working methods. All included in the most authentic tradition of Campo Ligure filigree.
Artisan workshop in Liguria
The inauguration of master goldsmith Antonio Oliveri’s, workshop dates back to 1884 when he started filigree work in the center of Liguria. Thus giving birth to a tradition that was carried out by others, until there were 33 laboratories active in the area. And it is for this reason that the artisans of Campo are considered heirs of those who worked in creating and prospering this art. One of the goldsmiths’ laboratories in Campo Ligure certainly worth mentioning is Il Gioiello.
Il Gioiello has handed down this art intact. The proof ? In this laboratory the “bruscelle”, pliers of different sizes characteristic of the ancient goldsmith’s work, are still used today, together with the torch to weld the silver threads on a tile called the ciapela.
Starting from the casting, which allows the transformation of the precious raw metal into rods ready for processing. To then move on to the wire drawing, the phase in which the rods are passed through a machine to be reduced into wires of two millimeters in diameter. And to the twist, which sees the assembly in a long braid of different threads, until obtaining the so-called garnet.
Subsequently, the processing goes through the phases of rolling, scrapping and filling, thanks to which – with appropriate machinery – the garnet thread gradually assumes the characteristic aspects of the filigree. To then be adapted to the pre-established design, and finally soldered, filled with minute forms and structures (rizzetti, panetti, resche). A painstaking job that the goldsmith workshops in Campo Ligure like this one perform.
What to find in this workshop
The offer of the shop ranges from rings and wedding rings to bracelets, from pendants to necklaces, through to earrings, but also watches and creations made to order by customers. There is also a “Dedication Service”, suitable for all special occasions, which offers the possibility of commissioning and giving unique inscribed jewelery. And a “Ceremony Special”, reserved for couples who are getting married, with a wide range of wedding rings. All made possible and guaranteed by the great work of professional technicians.
Il gioiello therefore represents, a destination of excellence for all those who want to take a look at the variegated world of Italian jewelery and filigree, relying on the primacy of traditional craftsmanship and its values. Without doubt one of the best goldsmiths in Campo Ligure.
How to reach it
Il Gioiello – Goldsmith Filigrana Laboratory is located in Campo Ligure (Ge), and is easily reached following the A26 Genova – Gravellona Toce, exiting at Masone, and then following the Provincial Road 456 of the Turchino. But also by train, getting off at the Campo Ligure railway station, on the Genoa-Brignole-Ovada Acqui Terme line. There is also an ATP bus line that connects Genoa to Campo in 20 minutes.