It would seem an impossible result if we consider that we are the first goldsmith school opened in Italy and that in these almost 40 years we have had hundreds and hundreds of students from all parts of Italy and the world. But the 100% positive reviews (more than 200 available on the web) testify to the excellence of our work and the results our students have achieved.

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Sometimes words are not enough to describe an experience, you have to live it firsthand to understand its value. I started the goldsmithing course at the Academy starting completely from scratch and now I have to say thanks to the wonderful and always available masters who have transmitted me a wealth of skills without which I would not have been able to be selected by a leading company in the sector. ! So my advice for those who want to start this profession is definitely to choose this school with a family atmosphere that, in addition to splendid teachers, also has fantastic people in the direction that are able to satisfy your every need. A heartfelt thanks to all of you
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Francesco Di Filippo

E’ stato assunto da Bulgari terminata l'Accademia

Sometimes words are not enough to describe an experience, you have to live it firsthand to understand its value. I started the goldsmithing course at the Academy starting completely from scratch and now I have to say thanks to the wonderful and always available masters who have transmitted me a wealth of skills without which I would not have been able to be selected by a leading company in the sector. ! So my advice for those who want to start this profession is definitely to choose this school with a family atmosphere that, in addition to splendid teachers, also has fantastic people in the direction that are able to satisfy your every need. A heartfelt thanks to all of you
<3

Francesco Di Filippo

E’ stato assunto da Bulgari terminata l'Accademia

I finished the wax course in September and last year I attended the goldsmith and high jewelery course. I owe everything I learned to the school in Rome, it was two years spent with competent, respectful and kind people with attention for all the children. Learning has been a pleasure and in these days I am understanding the quality of the teachings received. So I thank all the teachers of the academy for allowing me to learn with the pleasure of doing it and giving me the foundations to build a working future.

Nicolas Quondam

E’ stato assunto da Cartier, classificandosi primo alle selezioni tra tantissimi altri studenti provenienti da tutta Italia

I finished the wax course in September and last year I attended the goldsmith and high jewelery course. I owe everything I learned to the school in Rome, it was two years spent with competent, respectful and kind people with attention for all the children. Learning has been a pleasure and in these days I am understanding the quality of the teachings received. So I thank all the teachers of the academy for allowing me to learn with the pleasure of doing it and giving me the foundations to build a working future.

Nicolas Quondam

E’ stato assunto da Cartier, classificandosi primo alle selezioni tra tantissimi altri studenti provenienti da tutta Italia

I have recently finished my course of study at this academy.
What to say?
I could talk about the quality and the very high level of teaching, but in the first goldsmith academy founded in Italy, this is obvious.
Instead, I would like to talk about the environment in which you live when you visit this Italian excellence.
In order of appearance:
from the very first moment in which you approach this academy, the availability and hospitality are perceived strong and clear with the absolute flexibility in the payment methods to access the courses.
The property is located in the very center of Rome, a stone’s throw from Piazza di Spagna, and already walking towards the school you are immersed in the fullness of art. What better location?
Upon entering, one immediately has the impression of being in another time. It is an ancient art and therefore the benches and instruments are those of the classical tradition, as it should be in a place where ancient techniques and manual secrets are taught.
But don’t worry, we are in a place where classic and modern embrace and complement each other, it is enough to move your gaze a little, to also see the microscopes and precision instruments for micro embedding, and the room. where CAD modeling is studied.
We now come to the Masters, the heart and soul of this Academy.
Each one takes care of teaching a specific technique, but they share the desire to convey the idea that this noble art must be approached with a light heart, an open mind towards the infinite possibilities and combinations of forms, and a deep respect for matter. that is modeling itself.
For this reason, each student is followed individually, respecting and following his / her personal learning methods and timing, the teaching program itself is never rigid, but is modulated as much as possible following the manual skills and inspiration of the student.
The attention of each Master is perceived throughout the course of study, not only by transmitting mere technical notions, but by guiding and advising on all related aspects, from the best supply stores, to laboratories to use, from suggestions on market trends. , advice on how to best advertise.
In short, a complete training experience in every respect, presented with constant welcome and exquisite availability.
(Special mention for the Director, who never fails to make each student feel more each day, welcomed as a guest, and cared for as a member of the family.)
The merit of this Academy is not only that of training in the best possible way, but that of knowing how to instill in each student, passion and love for this art, which are the foundations for every future goldsmith.

Elvis Innocenzi

He has become one of the most important artists of contemporary Italian jewelry, hereinafter his marvelous brand https://www.instagram.com/aster.contemporary.jewellery/

I have recently finished my course of study at this academy. What to say? I could talk about the quality and the very high level of teaching, but in the first goldsmith academy founded in Italy, this is obvious. Instead, I would like to talk about the environment in which you live when you visit this Italian excellence. In order of appearance: from the very first moment in which you approach this academy, the availability and hospitality are perceived strong and clear with the absolute flexibility in the payment methods to access the courses. The property is located in the very center of Rome, a stone’s throw from Piazza di Spagna, and already walking towards the school you are immersed in the fullness of art. What better location? Upon entering, one immediately has the impression of being in another time. It is an ancient art and therefore the benches and instruments are those of the classical tradition, as it should be in a place where ancient techniques and manual secrets are taught. But don’t worry, we are in a place where classic and modern embrace and complement each other, it is enough to move your gaze a little, to also see the microscopes and precision instruments for micro embedding, and the room. where CAD modeling is studied. We now come to the Masters, the heart and soul of this Academy. Each one takes care of teaching a specific technique, but they share the desire to convey the idea that this noble art must be approached with a light heart, an open mind towards the infinite possibilities and combinations of forms, and a deep respect for matter. that is modeling itself. For this reason, each student is followed individually, respecting and following his / her personal learning methods and timing, the teaching program itself is never rigid, but is modulated as much as possible following the manual skills and inspiration of the student. The attention of each Master is perceived throughout the course of study, not only by transmitting mere technical notions, but by guiding and advising on all related aspects, from the best supply stores, to laboratories to use, from suggestions on market trends. , advice on how to best advertise. In short, a complete training experience in every respect, presented with constant welcome and exquisite availability. (Special mention for the Director, who never fails to make each student feel more each day, welcomed as a guest, and cared for as a member of the family.)

Elvis Innocenzi

He has become one of the most important artists of contemporary Italian jewelry, hereinafter his marvelous brand https://www.instagram.com/aster.contemporary.jewellery/

I have just finished my studies at the Academy of Goldsmith Arts and I am satisfied with it. Leaving a scientific high school, I had no idea how to hold a file, after a year I learned a lot and I feel ready to start a new path. But I want to talk about the people who are inside this splendid school, golden people, always present and professional, with whom a beautiful relationship has been established. I met many others from Italy and the world (students like me, fellow adventurers) and I felt at home from the first day and today I consider them a second family.

I attended 3 courses: Wax, Professional Goldsmithing and Professional Embedding, with the promise to return. I write this review because these 5 stars are more than deserved, and the art they spread cannot remain anonymous.

Eugenia Buarne

She was hired by Damiani as a cashier.

I have just finished my studies at the Academy of Goldsmith Arts and I am satisfied with it. Leaving a scientific high school, I had no idea how to hold a file, after a year I learned a lot and I feel ready to start a new path. But I want to talk about the people who are inside this splendid school, golden people, always present and professional, with whom a beautiful relationship has been established. I met many others from Italy and the world (students like me, fellow adventurers) and I felt at home from the first day and today I consider them a second family.

I attended 3 courses: Wax, Professional Goldsmithing and Professional Embedding, with the promise to return. I write this review because these 5 stars are more than deserved, and the art they spread cannot remain anonymous.


Eugenia Buarne

She was hired by Damiani as a cashier.

I attended the academy years ago. I arrived without knowing this job; while I was taking the test lesson I immediately felt at ease and I realized that this was the “path” I wanted to take. I attended the goldsmithing course, then the wax chisel and embossing course, the casing course and the investment casting course. And thanks to the skills, professionalism and availability of the Masters I was able to open my goldsmith workshop in Sicily working independently. More than an academy, a family

Cristiana Turano Campello

She opened her own jewelry shop in Sicily, realizing her dream.

I attended the academy years ago. I arrived without knowing this job; while I was taking the test lesson I immediately felt at ease and I realized that this was the “path” I wanted to take. I attended the goldsmithing course, then the wax chisel and embossing course, the casing course and the investment casting course. And thanks to the skills, professionalism and availability of the Masters I was able to open my goldsmith workshop in Sicily working independently. More than an academy, a family

Cristiana Turano Campello

She opened her own jewelry shop in Sicily, realizing her dream.

It has been many years now since I went down those ladders. I have wonderful memories of that period, and it is thanks to this goldsmith school that I was able to learn the profession I liked and open my own workshop that celebrates 20 years in business this year! … I think this makes me one of the oldest students he reviews. Thank you

Gianluca Colavecchi

He realized his future by opening a prestigious jewelry store that he has been running for more than 20 years

It has been many years now since I went down those ladders. I have wonderful memories of that period, and it is thanks to this goldsmith school that I was able to learn the profession I liked and open my own workshop that celebrates 20 years in business this year! … I think this makes me one of the oldest students he reviews. Thank you

Gianluca Colavecchi

He realized his future by opening a prestigious jewelry store that he has been running for more than 20 years

The first day at the Academy is imprinted in my mind, I remember it like it was yesterday. At that time I didn’t have clear ideas about my future, I felt a creative vein throbbing in me and the instinct to follow it. Welcoming me was Alessandro, a very special guy who, over time, has become a real point of reference for me, as well as a friend. After introducing me to his brother Pier Paolo and all the teachers present, we sat down and in the exchange of words, points of view and ideas I began to give shape to my passion by glimpsing my path. From that moment I began to love the world of craftsmanship, its secrets and above all the emotions that only artisanal creation can give. With their precious help I was able to understand which courses were most suitable for my project. In fact, I chose those most relevant to my passion and my aptitudes .. Courses that I am still attending. Currently I have my own brand and my own company that day by day grow in experience and knowledge. All thanks to the training courses and teachings received at the Academy. The Masters, I mention one in particular, Antonio, managed with simplicity and wise artistic experience to instill in me a new way of thinking, made up of patience, humility and a lot of enthusiasm! In short, do you have doubts about your future work or is it too difficult to make the decision to undertake such an important path? Pick up the phone and make an appointment, you will find that a very special person will answer you, able to help you in the best possible way. With love, Francesco.

Francesco Arabia

Francesco Arabia - He realized his dream and opened his own brand followed on instagram by more than 30,000 people Link: https://www.instagram.com/morfeo/

The first day at the Academy is imprinted in my mind, I remember it like it was yesterday. At that time I didn’t have clear ideas about my future, I felt a creative vein throbbing in me and the instinct to follow it. Welcoming me was Alessandro, a very special guy who, over time, has become a real point of reference for me, as well as a friend. After introducing me to his brother Pier Paolo and all the teachers present, we sat down and in the exchange of words, points of view and ideas I began to give shape to my passion by glimpsing my path. From that moment I began to love the world of craftsmanship, its secrets and above all the emotions that only artisanal creation can give. With their precious help I was able to understand which courses were most suitable for my project. In fact, I chose those most relevant to my passion and my aptitudes .. Courses that I am still attending. Currently I have my own brand and my own company that day by day grow in experience and knowledge. All thanks to the training courses and teachings received at the Academy. The Masters, I mention one in particular, Antonio, managed with simplicity and wise artistic experience to instill in me a new way of thinking, made up of patience, humility and a lot of enthusiasm! In short, do you have doubts about your future work or is it too difficult to make the decision to undertake such an important path? Pick up the phone and make an appointment, you will find that a very special person will answer you, able to help you in the best possible way. With love, Francesco.

Francesco Arabia

Francesco Arabia - He realized his dream and opened his own brand followed on instagram by more than 30,000 people Link: https://www.instagram.com/morfeo/

Hi, I attended the setting course at the goldsmith arts academy and I must say that I could not hope to find a better environment to learn this precious work.The teachers are all kind, helpful, with a lot of patience, and passion for what Definitely a great academy where you can learn this profession with serenity, surrounded by the best goldsmiths I could hope to find. Greetings to all the teachers and to Mrs. Pina Santini, director of the academy, I hope to be able to visit you again soon

Alfredo Cavallaro

Hired by Bulgari

Hi, I attended the setting course at the goldsmith arts academy and I must say that I could not hope to find a better environment to learn this precious work.The teachers are all kind, helpful, with a lot of patience, and passion for what Definitely a great academy where you can learn this profession with serenity, surrounded by the best goldsmiths I could hope to find. Greetings to all the teachers and to Mrs. Pina Santini, director of the academy, I hope to be able to visit you again soon

Alfredo Cavallaro

Hired by Bulgari

I entered the Academy of Goldsmith Arts a year ago after having previously attended other schools and was disappointed, driven by a deep desire to truly learn how to use technique and hands, to know the secrets of the goldsmith’s art to make my creations . Immediately I was literally magnetized by such a cheerful, fresh, busy environment. I was surrounded by a friendly atmosphere, available both from the students and from the teachers, already from my first day of testing, the owner with her high competence but also sensitivity, delicacy and humanity, made me feel at my own comfortable, as if you were a friend who had been dating for a long time. And then I experienced this same feeling and I live it every day in contact with the children who work with her, with the masters, with the wax teacher, with the guys who teach CAD, all always kind, cordial, available as well as indisputably good professionals. I learned a lot in the three courses I attended, so much so that I am setting up my own workshop to start my small goldsmith craft business and this magnificent human and professional experience was so beautiful and encouraging that I decided to attend in October the my fourth course. And last but not least, I can say with so much gratitude and affection that I feel at home !! I want to advise many young and old to make their dream come true here in this Academy, where every minute is precious and well spent. Thank you!!!

Flavia Manfroncelli

He has created his own workshop where he makes unique jewels independently, making his dream come true

I entered the Academy of Goldsmith Arts a year ago after having previously attended other schools and was disappointed, driven by a deep desire to truly learn how to use technique and hands, to know the secrets of the goldsmith’s art to make my creations . Immediately I was literally magnetized by such a cheerful, fresh, busy environment. I was surrounded by a friendly atmosphere, available both from the students and from the teachers, already from my first day of testing, the owner with her high competence but also sensitivity, delicacy and humanity, made me feel at my own comfortable, as if you were a friend who had been dating for a long time. And then I experienced this same feeling and I live it every day in contact with the children who work with her, with the masters, with the wax teacher, with the guys who teach CAD, all always kind, cordial, available as well as indisputably good professionals. I learned a lot in the three courses I attended, so much so that I am setting up my own workshop to start my small goldsmith craft business and this magnificent human and professional experience was so beautiful and encouraging that I decided to attend in October the my fourth course. And last but not least, I can say with so much gratitude and affection that I feel at home !! I want to advise many young and old to make their dream come true here in this Academy, where every minute is precious and well spent. Thank you!!!

Flavia Manfroncelli

He has created his own workshop where he makes unique jewels independently, making his dream come true

5 stars are too few as a rating! It has been a few years since I took the course. I remember with great pleasure my teachers, the “great” Antonio always available and “great” professional, lover of his profession. Fabio a “great” goldsmith wonderful person, Daniela “great” artist and unsurpassed professional in the working of wax. Daniele, the best in 3D design, thanks to him I am now a jewelry designer, I create designs and prototypes for Roman, Vicentini, Spanish and Brazilian goldsmiths, but the most important thing is that he is now a great friend of mine. Taking the course at this academy was the best thing I’ve ever done. Thanks for everything

Marco Giardini

He has his own business where he makes jewels of the highest jewelery.

5 stars are too few as a rating! It has been a few years since I took the course. I remember with great pleasure my teachers, the “great” Antonio always available and “great” professional, lover of his profession. Fabio a “great” goldsmith wonderful person, Daniela “great” artist and unsurpassed professional in the working of wax. Daniele, the best in 3D design, thanks to him I am now a jewelry designer, I create designs and prototypes for Roman, Vicentini, Spanish and Brazilian goldsmiths, but the most important thing is that he is now a great friend of mine. Taking the course at this academy was the best thing I’ve ever done. Thanks for everything

Marco Giardini

He has his own business where he makes jewels of the highest jewelery.

The goldsmithing and lost wax and filing courses ended yesterday. I wanted to thank the Academy of Goldsmith Arts but above all their members, as well as friends and teachers: Pina, Laura, Antonio, Salvatore, Pierpaolo, Alessandro and Daniele, for making me discover and love a world that I was not initially sure could belong to me !! Since I started the academy, both my personal and working life have been transformed, giving me the opportunity to transform a passion into a job. Very professional and at the same time affectionate, they make you feel at home and create a great atmosphere. Plus, they’re really willing to come up against you as best they can!

Vittoria Notarbartolo di Villarosa

After the Academy he opened his fantastic brand https://www.instagram.com/vnv_sculptedjewels/

The goldsmithing and lost wax and filing courses ended yesterday. I wanted to thank the Academy of Goldsmith Arts but above all their members, as well as friends and teachers: Pina, Laura, Antonio, Salvatore, Pierpaolo, Alessandro and Daniele, for making me discover and love a world that I was not initially sure could belong to me !! Since I started the academy, both my personal and working life have been transformed, giving me the opportunity to transform a passion into a job. Very professional and at the same time affectionate, they make you feel at home and create a great atmosphere. Plus, they’re really willing to come up against you as best they can!

Vittoria Notarbartolo di Villarosa

After the Academy he opened his fantastic brand https://www.instagram.com/vnv_sculptedjewels/

It has been a few weeks now since the conclusion of the training course with the academy and now I am ready to move towards my goal! All this thanks to the staff of the Academy, from the masters to the management. Personally, I attended the cashing and micro-casing course and I am delighted with my decision as I feel ready, both technically and mentally, to face all the difficulties that this profession will present me! Right from the start they make you feel at ease, get a familiar environment .. what you need to learn and work in total tranquility! The goldsmiths are fully dedicated by following you in an impeccable way individually, they do not spare even a shred of their knowledge. Everything they know, they will teach you. Obviously, learning is subjective, but with a little commitment and perseverance you will get great results !! Personally I would recommend this Academy to anyone, both to those who want to approach this sector for the first time, and to those who are already part of it but want some updates! With all my heart I give 5 stars!

Gianmarco Nostro

He embarked on a trip around the world, working between London and Canada for very important international high jewelery companies

It has been a few weeks now since the conclusion of the training course with the academy and now I am ready to move towards my goal! All this thanks to the staff of the Academy, from the masters to the management. Personally, I attended the cashing and micro-casing course and I am delighted with my decision as I feel ready, both technically and mentally, to face all the difficulties that this profession will present me! Right from the start they make you feel at ease, get a familiar environment .. what you need to learn and work in total tranquility! The goldsmiths are fully dedicated by following you in an impeccable way individually, they do not spare even a shred of their knowledge. Everything they know, they will teach you. Obviously, learning is subjective, but with a little commitment and perseverance you will get great results !! Personally I would recommend this Academy to anyone, both to those who want to approach this sector for the first time, and to those who are already part of it but want some updates! With all my heart I give 5 stars!

Gianmarco Nostro

He embarked on a trip around the world, working between London and Canada for very important international high jewelery companies

It has been a few weeks now since the conclusion of the training course with the academy and now I am ready to move towards my goal! All this thanks to the staff of the Academy, from the masters to the management. Personally, I attended the cashing and micro-casing course and I am delighted with my decision as I feel ready, both technically and mentally, to face all the difficulties that this profession will present me! Right from the start they make you feel at ease, get a familiar environment .. what you need to learn and work in total tranquility! The goldsmiths are fully dedicated by following you in an impeccable way individually, they do not spare even a shred of their knowledge. Everything they know, they will teach you. Obviously, learning is subjective, but with a little commitment and perseverance you will get great results !! Personally I would recommend this Academy to anyone, both to those who want to approach this sector for the first time, and to those who are already part of it but want some updates! With all my heart I give 5 stars!

Gianmarco Nostro

He embarked on a trip around the world, working between London and Canada for very important international high jewelery companies

It all started with a trial lesson .. the first person I met was Pina, very nice and very kind, with her I created my first ring from scratch. One realizes immediately that it is a very warm environment and is professionally managed by Alessandro, one of Pina’s two sons. The goldsmithing path with the great Antonio begins immediately! That between one laugh and the next was able to get you over any obstacle. Later I also did cashing with pier paolo, another son of Pina, probably one of the greatest cashiers in Rome, always available to help or advise even after finishing the academy. A reference point. Finally Daniele teach of CAD, there are no secrets for him, anything helped you to do it and made it very easy. Trust me to learn from him is practically an honor. This academy is a unique place, a familiar environment, ever more new equipment is at the forefront, there are not enough words to describe everything. My advice is to try a lesson .. A hug to the whole academy I will come and see you soon! I promise!

Matteo Miani

He works for important goldsmith workshops and jewelry brands

It all started with a trial lesson .. the first person I met was Pina, very nice and very kind, with her I created my first ring from scratch. One realizes immediately that it is a very warm environment and is professionally managed by Alessandro, one of Pina’s two sons. The goldsmithing path with the great Antonio begins immediately! That between one laugh and the next was able to get you over any obstacle. Later I also did cashing with pier paolo, another son of Pina, probably one of the greatest cashiers in Rome, always available to help or advise even after finishing the academy. A reference point. Finally Daniele teach of CAD, there are no secrets for him, anything helped you to do it and made it very easy. Trust me to learn from him is practically an honor. This academy is a unique place, a familiar environment, ever more new equipment is at the forefront, there are not enough words to describe everything. My advice is to try a lesson .. A hug to the whole academy I will come and see you soon! I promise!src=”https://www.scuoladioreficeria.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/review-stelle.png” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”32″ />

Matteo Miani

He works for important goldsmith workshops and jewelry brands

A fantastic school / work environment; professors / professionals of the best, always by your side to follow you step by step according to your needs, a very pleasant, familiar and multi-ethnic environment, all framed by the splendid streets of the Roman center between piazza del Tritone, piazza di Spagna, via Veneto and the fountain of trevi .. What more could you ask for in a fantastic experience that combines the passion of an artist with the discovery of the eternal city? Well guys .. Needless to say, I highly recommend it to all those who want to learn this wonderful craft and enjoy the fantastic Rome at the same time, all seasoned with the human warmth of a wonderful family !!
 just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes .. one of the best times and memories of my life ..

Giulia Moi

He runs his own jewelry store

A fantastic school / work environment; professors / professionals of the best, always by your side to follow you step by step according to your needs, a very pleasant, familiar and multi-ethnic environment, all framed by the splendid streets of the Roman center between piazza del Tritone, piazza di Spagna, via Veneto and the fountain of trevi .. What more could you ask for in a fantastic experience that combines the passion of an artist with the discovery of the eternal city? Well guys .. Needless to say, I highly recommend it to all those who want to learn this wonderful craft and enjoy the fantastic Rome at the same time, all seasoned with the human warmth of a wonderful family !!
 at the very thought, tears come to my eyes .. one of the best times and memories of my life ..

Giulia Moi

He runs his own jewelry store

I attended the academy for the 3D CAD Design course, it was absolutely a very educational course, the teacher Daniele is a very professional, kind and helpful person! I recommend the courses in this academy because the teachers are the best in the sector and because even on a personal level I can say that I have found people with values ​​who immediately welcomed me in this school. I hope in the future to continue attending this academy.

Elisabeth Boccalatte

Designer Professionista

I attended the academy for the 3D CAD Design course, it was absolutely a very educational course, the teacher Daniele is a very professional, kind and helpful person! I recommend the courses in this academy because the teachers are the best in the sector and because even on a personal level I can say that I have found people with values ​​who immediately welcomed me in this school. I hope in the future to continue attending this academy.

Elisabeth Boccalatte

Designer Professionista

The Accademia delle Arti Orafe is more than a goldsmith’s school, it is a place for sharing and confrontation. As you learn the technique you grow because your ideas take shape, your hands constantly create something new and your very personal style comes to life. The Academy’s masters expertly guide your hands, sharing the most fascinating secrets of this ancient craft. Can it be 5 stars and praise? Thanks to the Academy

Chiara Quatrale

Designer and entrepreneur has opened her own brand

The Accademia delle Arti Orafe is more than a goldsmith’s school, it is a place for sharing and confrontation. As you learn the technique you grow because your ideas take shape, your hands constantly create something new and your very personal style comes to life. The Academy’s masters expertly guide your hands, sharing the most fascinating secrets of this ancient craft. Can it be 5 stars and praise? Thanks to the Academy

Chiara Quatrale

Designer and entrepreneur has opened her own brand

After the art school I understood that it was necessary to express personality and give a sense of elegance to one’s work of art. I made the decision to become a jewelry maker, a goldsmith craftsman. Also because I think that there is nothing more elegant and personal than a handmade jewel. So it was that a distant day 25 years ago I found myself in front of a very small green gate with a small plaque bearing the words “LA BOTTEGA DELL’ARTISTA”. There I thought “what could possibly be behind this little gate”. There were hammers beating, people talking, boys laughing. I approached I opened the door and went down slowly looking at the steep stairs to avoid falling, while a smell of heated pitch intoxicated my sense of smell. That was precisely the moment when, looking up, I saw many boys sitting at the goldsmith’s banquet, each making his own work of art, his own jewel. I thought them is just the right place to learn how to cultivate that passion that I had been carrying inside for years. An elderly teacher approaches me asking who I was, while explaining a secret of the trade to a pupil. It was Francesco, who then was a great teacher and man of life for me. He takes me to the director while my eyes tried to steal some secrets by passing from one room to another. I saw a tall and grizzled gentleman coming towards us welcoming me as if he had known me for years, without making me feel uncomfortable in that new environment, he was Mr. Salvatore Gherardi, director of the academy. He explains everything there was to know about the school by introducing me to the staff of teachers who would teach me the oldest profession. I instantly fell in love with the environment, it felt like being at home, I immediately decided to start a full time course, intensive every day to learn as many secrets as possible. At the end of the journey the director, Mr. Gerardi told me to continue staying in the school. That was not my choice, even if honestly I would have loved it. However I can say that the environment is unique, it seems to be in the family, you breathe a special air, you laugh, you joke, you help each other growing all together to be able to give a future especially to young children, teaching them a unique job in the world where Italy has all the credentials to win first place. My dispassionate opinion if you have not understood? I recommend it and you will see that you will discover a world where the words “beautiful, elegant, refined, unique, precious” and the most important of all “passion” are at home.

Domenico Caporale

Entrepreneur in the world of jewelry for 30 years

After the art school I understood that it was necessary to express personality and give a sense of elegance to one’s work of art. I made the decision to become a jewelry maker, a goldsmith craftsman. Also because I think that there is nothing more elegant and personal than a handmade jewel. So it was that a distant day 25 years ago I found myself in front of a very small green gate with a small plaque bearing the words “LA BOTTEGA DELL’ARTISTA”. There I thought “what could possibly be behind this little gate”. There were hammers beating, people talking, boys laughing. I approached I opened the door and went down slowly looking at the steep stairs to avoid falling, while a smell of heated pitch intoxicated my sense of smell. That was precisely the moment when, looking up, I saw many boys sitting at the goldsmith’s banquet, each making his own work of art, his own jewel. I thought them is just the right place to learn how to cultivate that passion that I had been carrying inside for years. An elderly teacher approaches me asking who I was, while explaining a secret of the trade to a pupil. It was Francesco, who then was a great teacher and man of life for me. He takes me to the director while my eyes tried to steal some secrets by passing from one room to another. I saw a tall and grizzled gentleman coming towards us welcoming me as if he had known me for years, without making me feel uncomfortable in that new environment, he was Mr. Salvatore Gherardi, director of the academy. He explains everything there was to know about the school by introducing me to the staff of teachers who would teach me the oldest profession. I instantly fell in love with the environment, it felt like being at home, I immediately decided to start a full time course, intensive every day to learn as many secrets as possible. At the end of the journey the director, Mr. Gerardi told me to continue staying in the school. That was not my choice, even if honestly I would have loved it. However I can say that the environment is unique, it seems to be in the family, you breathe a special air, you laugh, you joke, you help each other growing all together to be able to give a future especially to young children, teaching them a unique job in the world where Italy has all the credentials to win first place. My dispassionate opinion if you have not understood? I recommend it and you will see that you will discover a world where the words “beautiful, elegant, refined, unique, precious” and the most important of all “passion” are at home.

Domenico Caporale

Entrepreneur in the world of jewelry for 30 years