Mario Renzetti & Figlio
The history of Renzetti’s family began in 1909 when forefather Eugenio decided to start with his own business: a goldsmith workshop to create jewels and accessories both for men and women. He was able to do this, thanks to his great creativity and experience accrued during the long apprenticeship period in the most important Florentine goldsmiths workshops.
Specialized in Guilloché engraving technique, he created unique and original gold and Silver objects, enjoying his reputation of renowned goldsmith.
After the World War One and the consequent crisis, Eugenio decided to move family and business to Milan, working as a freelancer and on behalf of a third party.
Among his sons Mario stand out thanks to his great ability in Guilloché engravings on jewels, bracelets, watches and all the typical metal accessories of the period: trousse, cigarettes holder, vanity case and so on.
That’s what Riccardo Renzetti does nowadays - carrying on what his grandfather began on 1909 and then his father kept on - adapting and applying Guilloché to the modern fashion, creating new patterns and decorations with same machineries as four centuries ago.
The top quality of Renzetti’s work is renowned and appreciated by experts in the field: countless are the collaborations with the most important gold-working fashion brands.
Here below only some of our Clients:
AURORA DUE S.r.l. - Torino - Writing lnstruments.
EASY P.&C. S.r.l. - MONTRES ROLEX GENEVE.
LUBINSKI S.r.l. - Smoking Requisites.
VISCONTI - Firenze.
CESARE EMILIANO BRAND - Torino - Writing Instruments.
PARAFERNALIA - Milano - Writing Instruments - Design.
SAVINELLI S.p.A. - Milano - Smoking Articles.
GASPARI S.r.l. – Fashion Accessories
SAPIL S.r.l. – Luxury hydraulic products- Lumezzane
History of Guilloche engraving
Renzetti’s family carries out from more than 100 years a tradition of love and passion for Guilloché engraving.
What is meant by Guilloché engraving?
Guilloché engraving is a very antique art, enables to create - drawing a line at time, with special tools like burin in high-speed steel or widia and diamond - an shapely pattern on noble metals such as gold, silver, platinum, brass, steel and also other materials like plastic, celluloid, wood, etc.
Uncertain is the exact origin, probably nordic, of this artistic and entirely handmade engraving.
The most antique sign dates back to year 1624, engraved on some watchcases adorned with Guilloché. That's why Guilloché is considered to be born in XVIIth century, even if it's certainly more antique.
An “absolute must” for goldsmith’s art at that time, it reached its highest expression with the genius of Fabergè, the famous Czar's Jeweller.
Guilloché crossed the centuries until today as a rare and precious art, handed down from father to his son with many difficulties due to the fact machineries used are still the same as four centuries ago.
That's why the true Guilloché engravers are nowadays very few in the world. They carry out their art supported by their great manual skill necessary to overcome the difficulty of the technique, thanks to their love for a tradition that worths a future and to the desire to express their personal style, using as primary tool: "the skilful hand of the craftsman".
In his workshop of Milan, Renzetti family carries out Guilloché art with same machineries as good old times.
Synonyms: mirror-polish, arabesque engraving, burin engraving, metal design, engine turning, gravure, metal engraving