THE NEW PIAZZA BLACK
the soul of Italy, from the Piazza in Cortona
The Piazza in Cortona was the inspiration for the Piazza Collection, which we launched in April 2021 and immediately became one of the most loved DelBrenna collections of the last years. While the classic Piazza features the white and bright Mother of Pearl, now the collection has evolved into a more sophisticated and glossy version: the "new Pizza black", featuring black onyx gems and a 24k gold finish.
Piazza means "town square" in Italian — it is where everyone goes to meet and mingle, and where you will surely feel the town's heartbeat. Piazza Black is a new collection to feel, once again, the very soul of Italy through the Piazza!
Piazza Collection: the concept & design
The Piazza in Italy holds significant meaning: it is a gathering place, a meeting point, and conveys a deep sense of connection. This is particularly true in small towns like Cortona, where in our central square, Piazza della Repubblica, it is easy to see children playing, people grocery shopping, friends meeting and chatting, and tourists ordering a cappuccino "al fresco." Like Frances Mayes once said, it is the "living room" of Cortona!
We like to think that in the Piazza you feel the very soul of Italy, because here is where everyone comes together. And if you have ever been to Italy we hope that our Piazza Collection will bring back many beautiful memories of your time spent in small lovely towns like ours!
The design of this collection builds on the same concept as our popular Filary Collection: we wrap a little bit of our handmade chain around a geometrical element and then solder it. In this case, we chose the beads chain and wrapped it around a circle, where in the center we set a gemstone that we cut flat like a disc. For us, the round shape exactly represents the harmony of life balance & unity that takes place in the Piazza!
THE NEW PIAZZA: BLACK ONYX AND GOLD
This time, in contrast with the original Piazza Collection featuring Mother of Pearl, we selected the combination of black Onyx gems and our 24k Gold finish.
We want to represent a strong woman, with a distinct and polished style, and black felt like the perfect choice! It is elegant and timeless, but also very versatile and, like a little black dress, you can wear it every day and pair it with different outfits.
Black onyx is a natural gem believed to provide strength, stamina, and self-control — a powerful shield against negative energy. In this case, we cut the onyx flat, like a disc, for a modern and glossy look. It is paired with our 24k gold finish because the way the black glistens against the bright yellow gold is mesmerizing. A renovated Piazza still very refined and super Italian like all DelBrenna jewelry!
The piazza in Cortona was our inspiration and of course it was also the setting of our new campaign video!
Like in the first Piazza collection video release (see it here!), the piazza is again the main character, but it shares the stage with a strong woman, who shines in her bright dress against the grey stone, like a beacon of light and happiness!