Carolina Bucci

Jun 06, 2019, 07:00 AM
Fourth-generation jeweller Carolina Bucci tells Mariella how she rebelled against traditional design in favour of her winningly wearable aesthetic, all the while nurturing a true love of time-honoured Italian luxury — perfectly captured when she reveals her most treasured piece of craft. 

"To me, the ultimate idea of luxury is when something is perfect just for you."

Adored for her wearable, everyday approach to fine jewellery, Carolina Bucci has Italian luxury in her DNA as a fourth-generation jeweller in Florence's famous Ponte Vecchio. Surrounded by beautiful jewels as a child, she soon came to resist the restrictive traditions of design in favour of a contemporary and playful aesthetic, inspired by childhood friendship bracelets for her first collection. Yet her rejection of conventional design comes hand in hand with a deep-seated appreciation of Italian craftsmanship, championing a slow, patient and bespoke approach to craft in pursuit of perfection.