‘Diva! Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewelry’

Features 200 pieces under one roof

The jewelry is made with unconventional materials, making the pieces unique. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Italian Ambassador to Jordan Fabio Cassese on Sunday opened the exhibition “Diva! Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewelry” at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. اضافة اعلان

The exhibition, an initiative of the Embassy of Italy in Amman, was organized by the Polytechnic University of Milan with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. It features 200 pieces of Italian jewelry – necklaces, bracelets, rings, ear rings –designed by the most luxurious brands and will be on display for the public between January 31 and February 26.

Cassese told Jordan News that holding the exhibition in Amman is a very special event that enjoyed huge success in many other countries, including Qatar, Dubai and Bahrain.

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Holding different Italian cultural events in Jordan “contributes to strengthening the relationship between Jordan and Italy”, said the envoy, adding that the jewelry displayed at the exhibition is an expression of the Italian culture.

“There are pieces from the most important and luxurious brands, such as Fendi, Bvlgari, Gucci, and others,” said the ambassador.

Cassese also said he is looking to hold more similar events in the near future, especially since “people in Jordan like to know more about Italy and its culture, and it is a real pleasure for us to show them more about it.”

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HRH Princess Wijdan Al-Hashemi, president of the Royal Society of Fine Arts, and an artist herself, expressed satisfaction with the exhibition, “especially that cultural exhibitions help strengthen relations between countries”.

Princess Wijdan told Jordan News that “the Italian ambassador is a cooperative person, and we look forward to more collaboration with him. Italy is the country of art, beauty, and all the nice things”.

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Suhail Baqaeen, also an artist, told Jordan News that the exhibition, which is “full of great pieces, is a paradigm shift from exhibitions that we usually attend”.

According to Baqaeen, “jewelry resembles art and art is life. The exhibition is an embodiment of the Italian culture and we should learn from such exhibitions how to give more importance to our local designers, too”.

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Zaina Fanous, yet another artist, told Jordan News that the exhibition different stands out through the jewelry displayed and the usage of the different materials to make it.

Some of the pieces are made from recycled material; the execution is exquisite.

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“These jewels resemble art, yet in a different way. It is awesome how someone can design a masterpiece out of simple materials,” said Fanous.

President of Dante Alighieri Society in Jordan Maria Rosaria Papa told Jordan News that Italy has a special place in the world in design and art, “and we hope that this exhibition can highlight what an important role jewelry plays in representing Italy and its culture”.

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She said that the exhibition exposes Jordanians more closely to Italian jewelry and that “those art pieces represent some great values, such as the art of using simple materials to create something beautiful and different”.

Papa said that Jordanians have good knowledge about Italy, “but from my experience living in Jordan for a long time, I can say that they want to know more about Italy, and it is our role to let them discover different aspects of Italy, which contribute to enriching their knowledge”.

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