Paolo Costagli

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Paolo Costagli
Born1966
EducationGemological Institute of America (1989), Collegio Alla Querce (1985)
OccupationJewellery designer
Years active1991 – present[1]
Websitepaolocostagli.com

Paolo Costagli (born in 1966) is an Italian jewellery designer and gemologist. Costagli is known for using hard-to-find colored gemstones,[2] sophisticated color combinations[3] and strong architectural shapes.[3]

Early life[edit]

Paolo Costagli was born in 1966 in Florence.[3] He studied at the private school Collegio Alla Querce in Florence. After his military service[4] at the age of 21 he moved to the United States[5] where he took the Graduate Gemologist course at the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, California.[6][7][8] After getting his gemologist degree Costagli went to Muzo, Colombia and worked for several months at the emerald mines.[3][9] He then moved to Bogotá and worked there for a Japanese export company specializing in emeralds.[9]

Career[edit]

He returned to the United States and moved to New York City in 1991[1][8] and in 1993 started his own gem and antique jewelry business specializing in colored stones.[9] He was buying signed vintage pieces from known jewelry designers and selling them in the trade.[5] He learned the craft of jewelry making from the designers like René Boivin, Suzanne Belperron and Raymond Templier.[10] In 1995 he started to design his own jewels.[5][9] His early collections include Florentine (2001) inspired by the vivid colors seen in the Giardino dell'Iris garden in Florence,[3][10][11] and Brilliante (2003), inspired by a tile pattern at the Doge's Palace in Venice.[3][12][13]

In 2008 his Brillante bracelet was included into the permanent collection of Museum of Arts and Design.[14]

In 2018 his company started a curated online trunk show for the first time. Now clients all over the world have access to the products and information behind it.[15]

He is based in New York City on Madison Avenue.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shopping: Paolo Costagli". New York. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. ^ Jill Newman (2013-09-15). "Paolo Costagli's Treasure Hunt". Robb Report. Archived from the original on 2017-11-18. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Kati Vereshaka (2014-05-08). "Paolo Costagli Finds the Jewel in the Stone". Epoch Times. Archived from the original on 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  4. ^ Dukes, Tanya (2014-01-08). "Designing Lives: Paolo Costagli". INSTOREMAG.COM. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  5. ^ a b c Tanya Dukes. "Designing Lives: Paolo Costagli". Instore, January/February 2014. Archived from the original on 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  6. ^ Douglas Gollan (2012-12-07). "Paolo Costagli". elitetraveler.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  7. ^ Nicolle Keogh (2012-10-22). "City-Inspired Pieces by Italian Jeweler Paolo Costagli". justluxe.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  8. ^ a b c "#SIJE2015 – A Warm Welcome to Paolo Costagli World of Significant Designs". Champagne Gem. 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  9. ^ a b c d Jill Newman (2007-08-01). "Jewelry: Treasure Hunter". Robb Report. Archived from the original on 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  10. ^ a b Divia Harilela (2012-06-25). "Five minutes with Jewellery Designer Paolo Costagli". the-dvine.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  11. ^ "Peridot & Pink Sapphire "Florentine" Bracelet". betteridge.com. Archived from the original on 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  12. ^ "Serious Impact: The ForbesLife Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide". artfixdaily.com. 2012-12-05. Archived from the original on 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  13. ^ Åse Anderson (2013-09-15). "Pixelated jewels have flown the games console to conquer our hearts". thejewelleryeditor.com. Archived from the original on 2017-11-18. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  14. ^ "Paolo Costagli (Italian-American): Brillante Bracelet". Museum of Arts and Design. Archived from the original on 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  15. ^ "Paolo Costagli New York's First Online Trunk Show". PRWeb. Retrieved 2020-02-13.

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