Luanda – Italian ambassador to Angola Cristiano Gallo Thursday in Luanda expressed his country’s availability to share experiences with Angolans in the transformation of precious and ornamental stones into jewellery.
The diplomat was speaking at the inauguration of a jewelry exhibition called “Diva! Italian glamour in fashion jewellery”.
Gallo recalled that Angola has a strong mineral potential to be transformed into valuable jewels.
According to Cristiano Gallo, the exhibition is an opportunity to demonstrate the Italians’ creative and gem-cutting capacity, an experience that can be passed on to Angola.
Divided into three sections, the jewelery exhibition, showed in the Italian ambassador’s residence, presents masterpieces from the main Italian producers, prestigious fashion brands and independent designers.
The first section is dedicated to the main Italian artisans, who demonstrate how traditional and innovative materials can be used, applying modern techniques in terms of handicrafts.
The second section demonstrates the most iconic fashion jewelry brand, indicating how it was possible to transform fashion into a way of communicating the brand’s identity.
The last part of the exhibition portrays the creative process of contemporary and independent designers, demonstrating the artisans’ interactive method.
The exhibition symbolises the excellence of fashion jewelery and celebrates Italian creativity, as well as the ability to transform different types of materials into art.
Trade between Angola and Italy amounted to USD 400 million in 2021, which represents an increase of USD 100 million compared to 2020.
Bilateral relations between both countries began in 1977, with Italy being the first European country to recognise Angola’s independence, achieved in 1975.
Source: Angola Press News Agency