A declaration of love to femininity and life : Alcozer jewels
Inventing, creating and living, they are all but one «
Alcozer & J is the jewelry brand by Giampiero Alcozer, designer who, after a lot of traveling and wondering around the world, elected Florence as his headquarter and in 1993 started creating jewelry with a strong emotinal impact in brass and semi-precious stones, inspired by the past and the tradition but also by using imaginative shapes and contemporary styles.
The inspiration comes by jewels of the Italian Renaissance, jewelery of 1800 and the style of the American ’30s and ’40s, reinterpreted in a modern way by creating collections with a global flavor and wanting to express the character and the personality of each woman.
Alcozer & J, three different collections designed, created and hand made in the workshop in Florence: Classic, featuring metal jewelry in brass with a classic style and a wide selection of subjects, Unic, limited edition and unique pieces, also in gold-plated brass with Svarovski cristals and semi-precious stones, the pendant-doll Dorella, whose outfits and hairstyles can change using a magnetic coupling system.
All jewels are made of nickel free brass, gold-plated by electroplating baths in several steps, finally oven-glazed with a protected varnish. Garnets, corals, topazs, turquoises, aquamarines lapis lazuli, pearls, agates onix and black spinels come together balancing between reality and dream. The jewelry of Alcozer & J are sculpures to be admired from every angle for capturing the strenght and dynamism of Giampiero Alcozer’s creative and playful imagination.
1.500 models are created each year and added to the historical archive of Alcozer & J which consists of more than 35.000 models.
Alcozer & J celebrates in February its twentieth anniversary with an impressive 2014 collection: the novelties include jewels with wild and domestic animals and small insects, themes inspired by childhood and the world of toys, the bow-like ring , crowned faces and masks, Renaissance cherubs, romantic themes , watch-like bangles, bangles with single and double wires.
The classic themes of Alcozer & J , the prince-frog , wreaths , owls, marine themes, flowers, Byzantine and Renaissance crosses, have all been revisited in new compositions. The brooches are sumptuous and amazingly detailed masterpieces inspired custom- jewelery .
Alcozer & J is currently distributed in the flagship store in Florence, Rome, in the newly opened St. Petersburg store and in the best multibrand boutiques worldwide . Alcozer & J has recently opened an e-commerce website www.alcozershop.com for direct sales to consumers around the world of the three collections and the latest news .