The art of creative Italian goldsmithing is exemplified in full by Vendorafa jewelry. Drawing on generations of traditional craftsmanship, artisans use age-old techniques such as hammering, engraving and embossing to enrich the value of each piece and create a beautiful play-of-light over warm gold surfaces. This beauty is enhanced further by use of today’s technology and high-tech equipment, to best create gold jewelry of only the highest quality.
Vendorafa’s designs are inspired by nature and appears in organic forms, floral motifs and classic patterns interpreted in 18-karat gold. Diamonds are the primary accent, but never the focus. The company’s many collections all possess their own personality and specific design elements, but are always easily identifiable as Vendorafa through their signature finishes and textures, as well as the casual elegance and stylishness they exude.
Vendorafa was founded by Mario Lombardi in Valenza, Italy in 1951. In a nation already known for its incredible goldsmiths, the company was able to establish itself through a dedication to quality, professionalism and efficient production. “Creativity, craftsmanship and technology have always represented the soul of our collections,” says Daniela Lombardi, Vendorafa’s creative director.
This dedication to quality and inventiveness is also reflected in Vendorafa’s studio, where the ateliers are illuminated by natural light. The headquarters were designed in 1968 by noted architect Ignazio Gardella and are cited as the first example of an edifice designed specifically for working with gold.