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Read about Italy’s best Goldsmiths and how in Florence they have connected contemporary Jewelry to The Renaissance!

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Alessandro Dari: a 21st Century Alchemist in Florence

Alessandro Dari is a 21st Century Talented Alchemist and Master Goldsmith based in Florence. Alessandro is an exceptional artisan and also a multi-talented, self-taught artist. He studied, at first, to become a Pharmacist but was attracted also by Metallurgy and made his first ring when he was 16. He is a classical guitarist but also …

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Paolo Penko, a hidden Jewel in Renaissance Florence

“Being an artisan is like exploring new worlds…”: Paolo Penko in Florence.  Who is Paolo Penko?     Paolo Penko is a hidden Jewel in Renaissance Florence. Paolo’s family was originally from Hungary and settled in Tuscany around the mid-1700s. They arrived just after the Hapsburg-Lorraine government came to power in Tuscany after centuries of …

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