Jewelry Designer Marco Bicego Makes Rare Public Appearance in Cincinnati Today

Internationally acclaimed jewelry designer Marco Bicego of Italy will make a rare public appearance at James Free Jewelers in Montgomery, Ohio, today, November 16 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. It will be one of just two such appearances during Bicego's current visit to the United States.

“Italian designers have long set the tone for what’s hot in the jewelry industry, and Marco Bicego is one of that country’s leading names in the industry,” said Michael Karaman, president of James Free Jewelers, one of the Midwest's leading, independently owned jewelry retailers. “He will bring hundreds of rare pieces, including some that are one of a kind. It is no exaggeration to say each one is a collector’s item.”

Bicego, who hails from a long line of Italian goldsmiths, is known for exquisite, multi-textured designs that blend Old World craftsmanship with a contemporary flair. Inspired by nature and by Bicego’s travel experiences, two characteristic features of his designs are exclusive hand-woven coil strands and hand-etched satin finishes. Natural, raw materials, yellow gold and exclusive cut stones, shaped by master craftsmen in Bicego’s Veneto-based workshops, are the essence of the Jaipur Link, Goa, Africa and Jaipur Color collections.

“All my creations must be manipulated by hand in order for them to preserve a unique and luxurious experience,” Bicego said.

While visiting James Free Jewelers in Montgomery, Bicego will personally engrave his signature on each piece of jewelry purchased. However, no purchase is required to attend the event.

Bicego began his training as a gold artisan at his father’s 50-year-old atelier. His instincts were refined at the workbench and led him to begin experimenting with design, blending urban-inspired lines with ethnic motifs and merging natural forms with artistic outlines. This pure craftsmanship can be found in his manipulation of gold; transforming this luxurious element into spirals and hand-engraved beads.

Today, the Marco Bicego brand is found only in the finest jewelers around the world. Prices begin at approximately $1,000. More information about Marco Bicego is available at http://www.marcobicego.com.

Marco Bicego will appear at James Free Jewelers, 9555 Main Street, Montgomery, Ohio 45242 on Friday, November 16 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. For more information, call (513) 793-0133 or visit www.jamesfree.com.




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