The primitive jewel
Artist and Designer
The art of moulding a precious pendant all for yourself
Fabio gets his inspiration from the prehistoric rock engravings scattered all across Camonica Valley, a region which has been inhabited for thousands of years and has been the corridor for countless migrations over the centuries. Fabio tells the history of this region through his jewels.
He expresses his art with simplicity and passion. He explains the mould shaping technique using a cuttlebone, gives us a cutter, and follows our moves. He melts silver right on the spot and helps us pour it in the mould which contains the shape of our jewel: a pendant or necklace reproducing some of the oldest rock engravings.
When the metal is cold, the jewel will be extracted from the mould and smoothed. In a few minutes, it will be handed to us, ready to wear. A unique, custom-made piece.
Adults passionate about rock engraving art, hand-made jewelry, creativity and beauty, and who want to learn a technique which can be repeated also outside of Fabio’s workshop.
What to bring
What you bring home
The knowledge, professionalism and friendliness of Fabio. A hand-crafted silver pendant.
Valle Camonica Rock Engravings – Unesco World Heritage Site