Italian Jewellery, December 2009

MONTREAL, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - From December 2 to 4, 2009, the Italian Trade Commission presents the second edition of the Italian Jewellery 09 event, a partnership with Joailleries Galazzo, the Bijouterie Italienne and the Bijouterie Dominic.

For Canadian, Quebec and Montreal consumers, the Italian Jewellery event serves as a window into the jewellery-making process that reveals the richness and finesse of Italian savoir-faire, as well as the passion these professionals hold for their crafts.

For centuries, Italy has been renowned as an international centre of both the silversmith and jewellery trades, and the country's artisans are considered masters. Connoisseurs praise the quality of craftsmanship; richness of materials; cut of the gems; and the detailed, avant-garde designs of Italy's jewellery.

Today, Italy remains a hotbed of industry creativity and innovation: Since the 1970s, Italian artisans have been at the forefront of the "jewellery as art" movement, which regards jewellery as not only accessories but also as works of art.

To showcase this Italian talent, Italian Jewellery presents the creations of ten Italian jewelers from three of the city's jewellery shops: Joaillerie Galazzo, the Bijouterie Italienne and Bijouterie Dominic.

Media will also be able to meet the famous young jeweler Franco Pianegonda and the famous racer Alexandre Tagliani at the Bijouterie Italienne on Thursday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 2: Joaillerie Galazzo, Centre d'achat Fairview, 6815 Transcanadienne J-12, Pointe-Claire, (514) 693-0756

Thursday, December 3: Bijouterie Italienne, 192 St-Zotique St. East, Montreal, (514) 279-5585

Friday, December 4: Bijouterie Dominic, 6810 St-Laurent Boul., Montreal, (514) 274-8015


For further information: For further information: Stéphane Le Duc, (514) 262-3540; Maria Mei, Italian Trade Commission, (514) 284-0265, extension 2220

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