Wine&Gold: A Recipe for a Connoisseur

Brooches, cufflinks, rings, good luck charms and tastevins: this is how wine has inspired jewelry.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, by VO+ Magazine

We then move on to Rome where we meet designer/sculptor Cristiana Perali, who was born into a historic jewelry family that celebrated 110 years in business last year. Cristiana Perali also studied with the Italian Sommelier Association. She made a tastevin – the symbol of sommeliers and a tool in the art of tasting – for the association. Her pins and charms come in different sizes suitable for industry pros or connoisseurs and she also makes professional tastevins with silver chains for the more ‘sophisticated’ sommeliers. It is a beautiful cadeau, realized a banchetto (which is a workbench technique) and a lost wax technique in gold, silver and bronze.

Love me in Italy

Handicrafts in Lazio: interview with the goldsmith Cristiana Perali. In Rome the goldsmith’s art develops thanks to the Church and the aristocratic families. Even today, goldsmiths’ workshops and jewelers in Rome are numerous. We interviewed the goldsmith Cristiana Perali, very kind and very helpful, owner of an historic goldsmith laboratory in the center of Rome.

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Jewelry for research

The FiorGen – non-profit foundation passionately combines the pursuit of excellence with the fundraising necessary to support international projects involving young researchers from around the world. Cristiana Perali, pupil of the school “The Arts Orafe Jewelery School of Florence” has accepted with honor to contribute with her creation “Fiordi 2010” to the support of such a noble project. download pdf