Italian heritage and old-world craftsmanship are intrinsic to the Marco Bicego DNA. Growing up in Trissino, Italy, Bicego worked alongside his father at his goldsmithing atelier, trying his hand at creating his own pieces. Since the launch of Marco Bicego in 2001, the brand’s most iconic collections epitomize Italian craftsmanship and style through the use of age old techniques such as hand-engraving and hand-twisting to create stunning creations that yield timeless luxury.
Today, the brand is internationally known for its architecturally-imperfect pieces that have gained the attention of luxury retailers, including Neiman Marcus. For years, Neiman Marcus has been a supporter of Italian jewelers and artisans, maximizing exposure for them in the U.S. market. To further generate awareness of Italian craftsmanship and jewelers available at Neiman Marcus, the retailer partnered with the Italian Trade Commission and The Italian Ministry of Economic Development for the first ever Italian Jewelry Masters event, which took place nationwide at select Neiman Marcus locations and NeimanMarcus.com.
Taking place from October 1st until October 18th, the retailer celebrated 20 Italian jewelry brands, including Marco Bicego, through dedicated cocktail events and trunk shows with designer appearances. Bicego joined clientele at Neiman Marcus’ North Park, Houston and Fort Worth locations to showcase some of his most iconic collections that were highlighted throughout the festival, including Africa, Cairo and Jaipur Link. Throughout the events, Bicego showed guests firsthand how each hand-engraved piece from the collection is created using a Bulino, a special tool devised for the art of hand carving, leaving hundreds of brushed strokes on gold elements. “I am honored to be part of this initiative hosted by Neiman Marcus,” said Bicego. “Every year, I look forward to spending time with Neiman Marcus clientele – learning more about how they wear and layer their jewelry, but also educating them on the craftsmanship that is employed throughout all of our collections.”