Alessandro Nicotra di San Giacomo, founder of the company, comes from an ancient Sicilian noble family.
Fascinated since childhood by the world of medieval armor, he is interested over the years in their history and evolution.
Particularly striking is the cotta, one of the first armor of the knights, consisting of a metal mesh resulting from the interweaving of small iron rings densely connected to each other.
Deepens over the years the artisan techniques of Roman goldsmith’s art to translate into jewelery an idea that fuses respect for traditions, innovation and the search for beauty.
Think back to the image of medieval armor seen as a child he studies a technique to transpose it into a jewel. Thanks to the collaboration of expert artisans, he realizes that a similar effect can be achieved by using Renaissance frames that can create a thin, light, soft and sparkling fabric that is perfect for creating unique jewels with metropolitan and prêt-à-porter designs, but at the same time customizable and versatile.
From these first intuitions the “Gold, Silver and Silk” collections are born, which combine the vibrant colors of silk with the diamond micro-chain.
A harmonious union, in which once again echoes Renaissance and chivalric eras. Brocades and damasks, fabrics worthy of a king or palace, on which weave gold or silver threads, are some of the most precious weaving products of all time to inspire Nicotra di San Giacomo in his creations.