People don't walk across the Ponte Vecchio to get to the other side of the Arno River. It's been a long time since this famous bridge was simply a means of getting from one place to another. Nowadays (and ever since medieval times) it is a thriving marketplace and a gem in the heart of Florence. Italians and visitors from around the world know to come to the Ponte Vecchio for all that glitters. And almost all that glitters there is gold.
That's why our gold-finished Firenze Collection would fit right in. Crafted in Italy, this striking combination of woven hoops and polished links is a shining example of Tuscany's jewelry making heritage.
In 1565, Cosimo de Medici had a walkway installed atop the bridge that would allow him to pass from his palace to his office (the uffizi) without greeting the public. It's reported that the Italian noble didn't care for the smells from butchers and grocers doing business on the bridge below. So he did away with them, keeping only the goldsmiths and jewelers. Centuries later, the artisans still remain at the Ponte Vecchio and every shimmering piece of precious metal helps form a bridge to the past.
Though our Firenze Collection connects to that luxurious history, it remains a throughly modern fashion statement. Each gold-finished piece elegantly combines smooth, polished links and textured, woven hoops. These create a dramatic statement. Stylish in their simplicity, the earrings lose none of their Italian elegance.
Thanks to Stauer, we've figured out a way to extend the legendary Ponte Vecchio all the way to your front door. Whether you bring home one piece or the entire set, the Gold-finished Firenze Collection is a link to Italian beauty and tradition that can never be broken.