Behind the label: Mattioli
Who started it? Licia Mattioli launched Mattioli in 2005, fusing ancient Italian craftsmanship with original, luxury style. In 1995, together with her father, Luciano Mattioli, Licia acquired Antica Ditta Marchisio, one of the oldest and most esteemed manufacturing goldsmiths in Turin, Italy. Since then, Licia has developed partnerships with leading jewellery houses including Cartier, Tiffany and Gucci, as well as producing outstanding ranges of her own.
Why we love it: each piece of Mattioli jewellery is handcrafted by a crew of experts. The melange of vibrant colours and soft, feminine finishes that run throughout the lines make for sublimely bold yet elegant pieces of the utmost quality.
What we'd pick: the Tibet collection, inspired by Licia's extensive travels, features beautiful statement pieces such as the rose-gold ring with amethyst (left; HK$38,000). From the Siriana collection, the white-gold pendant (below left; HK$107,100), is subtly hypnotising, its intricate design laced with diamonds.
Where can you get it? Mattioli is available at Senso Italiano, 4/F, Kaiser Estate Phase 2, 51 Man Yue Street, Hung Hom, tel: 2262 4815. You are advised to make an appointment ahead of visiting. To view the collections, visit www.mattioligioielli.it.