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PREZIOSA is a cultural project designed and co-ordinated
by “Le Arti Orafe”, since 1985 the most prestigious contemporary jewellery school in Italy.
The school has always stood out because of its activities in promoting jewellery culture in the widest and most complete sense of the expression.
The project, launched in 2005, has already become one of the most important European events devoted to contemporary jewellery.
The conceptual quality, the presence of artists of international fame, the prestigious display layouts, the elegant catalogues and the original formula that comprises the organisation of conferences with the artists taking part, make “Preziosa” an appointment that lovers of contemporary jewellery cannot afford to miss.
A country of exquisite jewellery traditions, Italy has no museum devoted to jewellery, and temporary exhibitions have always been rare. Over the last 40 years the exhibitory events dealing with contemporary jewellery have been highly circumscribed, or have been dedicated to those established painters and sculptors who have occasionally turned to jewellery.
The attention devoted by the communication media and the cultural institutions to initiatives devoted to this art form has – apart from a few shining exceptions – always been limited, while great interest has always been expressed by lovers of contemporary art.
Through the organisation of events such as PREZIOSA, the school wishes to help to fill a gap the discrepancy of which is more or less consciously acknowledged.
Since 2008, a "parallel" exibition for young artists is organized: PREZIOSA Young is already an international reference for new artists and goldsmiths.
Every year PREZIOSA take his name by the city that host the event : for that reason the 2005-2009 editions took te title of "Lucca PREZIOSA"