Genius is not always recognized in a timely manner. Camillo Bertuzzi isn’t exactly a household name, but in the 19th-century he was one of the most respected jewelry artists of his time. Born to a family of goldsmiths in Milan, he went on to work for esteemed jewelers in Florence, Paris and London.
Through his career he designed thousands of pieces of jewelry that adorned the most beautiful women in the world. His work was worn by French royals and aristocrats, wealthy Victorians and outspoken Italian socialites. And now it’s your turn...
Only from Stauer. We’re proud to give you exclusive access to these modern takes on Bertuzzi’s most memorable jewelry. Inspired by the original sketches and full of the luxurious detail that defined him as an artist.
Natural inspiration. Much like other jewelers in the 19th century, Bertuzzi looked to the animal kingdom for inspiration. Once a symbol of diligence used on heraldry and family crests, the bee was one of the most popular motifs for fashionable ladies looking to make a statement.
Spread your wings. Taken from one of Bertuzzi’s own sketchbook designs, the magnificent Honey Bee Brooch absolutely shines with an assortment of amethyst and peridot gemstones set in gold-finished, filigreed sterling silver. During the rise of Art Nouveau, butterflies represented metamorphosis and rebirth. Don’t miss this chance to add a Bertuzzi-inspired masterpiece to your own collection!