W hen silver dreams it doesn’t aspire to ending up in a large factory where it’s carelessly melted and molded into something generic. No. When silver dreams, it longs to be transformed into something truly unique, to be in the hands of an artist who sees its deepest potential and brings it to life with diligence and care. Which is why I made the journey to Italy. After all, some things you just have to see to believe.
I took the winding, narrow road from Arezzo to visit a legendary metalsmith in his workshop tucked into the rolling hills of Tuscany. When Fabio Aguti started his business he was just 21 and had one employee. But, he had a dream to grow his business so he could bring authentic and affordable Byzantine jewelry to the world. Two decades later, Fabio employs over 180 designers and artisans and is sharing his vision in the most beautiful ways.
The Tessitore di Sogno Collection is the ethereal result of Fabio's dream. The very name means “dream weaver” which is fitting for a collection that elevates the classic Byzantine design into something truly imaginative. Byzantine links form clusters that are joined by hollow links, giving these pieces the fanciful feel of both substance and weightlessness. Finding Italian artisan design in sterling silver can be a nightmare. Which is why we priced this collection to be a dream come true.