So many people make the pilgrimage to the ancient Etruscan village in the hills of Tuscany where the book and film, Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes took place. Yes, it is all that you could imagine and more.
It is here that you will also find DelBrenna Jewellery, a family owned and operated company that has two shops, one on a small street near Piazza della Repubblica and the other, the workshop and larger showroom in a former olive oil mill on one of the lower streets in this ancient hill top town. To get to the workshop you must descend flights of stone stairs whereupon you emerge into a secret treasure trove. An elegantly appointed room displaying stunning cases of handmade jewelry flanks a busy workroom on one side and a wine tasting room on the other. This is where the DelBrenna’s welcome visitors to witness the jewelry-making process while they enjoy a glass of wine – sometime sparkling wine sprinkled with gold flakes. It is part of the Del Brenna experience.
DelBrenna Jewellery of Cortona has a deep rooted passion in the fine art of jewelery making. Twin brothers Alessandro and Sebastian are the duo behind this third generation company along with Sebastian’s American born wife, Megan.
Their designs, techniques, quality and materials reflect their Tuscan culture and history. Each piece is crafted with the finest grades of metal; 925% for silver and 750% for gold and their patented method of making their signature chain takes 130 operations – all carried out by hand.
While DelBrenna’s is not as well known as their counterparts on Fifth Avenue, their jewelry is no less magnificent and each piece unique. Their collections range from exquisite charms, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, key chains, cufflinks and wedding jewelry.
Created for all occasions, Delbrenna’ Jewellry can be the place to find the most unusual and exquisite handmade wedding jewelry for a bride and groom.
His and Her keychains, Handmade Bejewelled shoes for the bride, a Bride’s mirror, and one of many of their necklaces for the Mother of the Bride or Groom. For more information contact them at delbrenna.com
The Wedding Gift from the Groom to the Bride
The DelBrenna signature chain is made using a method using a sequence of 130 operations (invented and patented), which are all carried out by hand.Necklace in silver 925% with DelBrenna’s signature ‘vintage gold oxidation’ finish. With remarkable craftsmanship, this exclusive piece is made with DelBrenna’s handmade chain and has a DelBrenna medallion certifying its quality. The Mother-of-Pearl is 18mm (0.7in) across, the pendent is suspended by DelBrenna’s 5mm (0.19in) caliber ciambella chain. The length of the necklace is 49cm with a 5cm extension totaling 54cm (19in). Toggle bar closure. DelBrenna artisans will work approximately 14 hours to complete this necklace.
The Magnum Wine Glass to Toast the Couple
Join them for Dinner in the United States
The DelBrenna’s host their signature dinner parties in the United States, Dine & Shine, a wine tasting and a dinner with the DelBrennas in attendance where the ladies may select a piece of DelBrenna jewelry to wear for the evening. See when they will be near you on their website, Wine, Dine and Shine.com.
This Magnum Goblet is large enough to hold two bottles of wine, but its size is intended to and is able to bring out the best in whatever wine you put in it while maintaining classic good looks and standing up to daily wear and tear.
It’s made of non-leaded crystal, which means that the manufacturing process mixed the glass with an additive (just as with high-quality leaded crystal) that makes it finer and more durable. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe to make life easier. This combination of versatility and practicality has earned it endorsements from sommeliers and wine enthusiasts throughout the culinary world.
Dishwasher-safe and shatter-resistant, it outperforms glasses three times the price.