What Is Gucci?
It is an Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods, timepieces, jewelry and more. Part of the Gucci Group, Gucci generated about €4.2 billion in revenue worldwide in 2008 according to BusinessWeek and climbed to 41st position in the magazine’s annual 2009 “Top Global 100 Brands” chart and it retained that rank in Inter brand’s 2014 index. Gucci is also the biggest-selling Italian brand. Gucci operates about 278 directly operated sales worldwide as of September 2009, and it wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores.
Who founded Gucci?
Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in the 1920s. Slight history of Guccio Gucci – he was an immigrant in Paris and then moved to London. He used to work in big hotels and was always amused by the luggage the guests used to carry. He was often inspired by the lavish lifestyle of others. He decided to integrate the lavish living with his art of craftsmanship. He started working with the skills of Tuscan artisans.
About Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry
Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry is one of the most reliable and consistent brands with a clear design approach and positioning. They have been designing, developing and manufacturing iconic Gucci watches since the early 1970’s. Rigorously made in Switzerland, Gucci watches and jewelry are recognized for their innovative and contemporary design, quality and craftsmanship and are distributed worldwide through the exclusive network of directly operated Gucci boutiques and selected watch distributors. Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry has also been distributing the Gucci Jewelry collections, capitalizing on the expertise gained in the watch sector and leveraging the synergies between the watch and jewelry industries.
Here Are Some of Gucci’s Fine Jewelry With Their symbolism and Meanings:
Le Marché des Merveilles Earrings
The feline head continues to be a defining motif of the House. Crafted from 18k yellow gold, it is enriched with diamond-set eyes and aquamarine and pink tourmaline gemstones on the front. The feline head is visible on these earrings from behind for a subtle yet powerful detail. Each earring displays the gemstones in an opposite order as the other. Gucci guarantees, internally and within its supply chain, respect for standards of social & environmental responsibility in line with its sustainability strategy. Gucci gold, platinum and diamonds are certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council whose mission is to promote responsible, ethical, social and environmental practices that guarantee human rights throughout the gold and diamond supply chain, from mines to retail.
Le Marché des Merveilles Bracelet
Bracelet in yellow gold with feline head motifs on each end in sterling silver encrusted with white and grey diamonds and featuring a pearl in the mouth. The bracelet is designed with a hollow
core to eliminate the need for a clasp closure by giving the bracelet incredible flexibility while guaranteeing a durable construction.
Le Marché des Merveilles Ring
The three-dimensional feline head is found throughout the collection as a defining detail. The sterling silver motif is set on patterned yellow gold band and is encrusted with multicolored sapphires and rubies.
Given how more is definitely more in Alessandro Michele’s world, it’s not a surprise that Gucci’s newest collection of fine jewelry, Le Marché des Merveilles, is deliciously over-the-top. Combining precious stones and colored enamels that feature the brand’s iconic lion motif, the colorful pieces will be on display. You’ll be able to see them set in miniature theater installations that also feature fanciful illustrations by Thai artist Phannapast Taychamaythakool.