Patrimonial Addition: Belgiorno
We announce the Patrimonial Additions of Antonio Belgiorno into the IDA Foundation.
Two historical jewels – the 4 moons ring and the Gemini bracelet from the Zodiac Signs series – by Antonio Belgiorno were added to the IDA Collection. Founded in 1931, the firm that bears his name is one of the most traditional jewelry stores in the country. His style is known for the use of silver as an alternative to gold, the architecture of the pieces, and the hand polishing finishes. The firm was created after Belgiorno's marriage to Maria Angelica Morteo, both children of Italian immigrants. His first handicrafts were exhibited at the Edén Hotel in La Falda (Cordoba), a place usually attended by the Argentine and European aristocracy. They settled in a villa where they started production, later, then opened branches in Rosario de la Frontera, in Bariloche (Llao Llao Hotel), and in the Mar del Plata Promenade. After 40 years in Cordoba, they moved their headquarters to the capital city of Buenos Aires in 1970. Currently, the company is led by Dario, María y Pedro Montero.
The 4 moons ring was designed at the end of the 40s; it is an emblematic piece featuring an organic-geometric aesthetic. It was reissued 15 years ago, with readjusted matrices to generate a more defined volume. Queen Maxima owns one. The bracelets of the zodiac signs are a classic series produced by the firm. The original seals (used until the late 70s) deteriorated during a flood, which caused the interruption of the series production. With the aim of reissuing the pieces, the clients who possessed the 12 signs were sought for 2 years and asked to provide their bracelets to reproduce the original drawings aided by an expert steel artist.