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Carlo Zini Bijoux

OUR STORY

 

  • 1950
    1950 - Carlo Zini was born in Milan. Since a very young age he loved to handle and assemble his mother jewels. This allows him to train and to improve his precocious talent, exalting at the same time his great creativity. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 1966
    1966 – THE BEGINNINGS - After having learned the first rudiments of jewellery making around thirteen, at sixteen he created his first jewels models thanks to which he was hired as modeller in the Diana Monili historic laboratory, in Via Senato, Milan. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 1976
    1976 – THE FIRST LABORATORY - Ten years of fundamental experience later, growing artisanal and creative skills, Zini opens his own laboratory right in Milan, at Ripa di Porta Ticinese 27, creating after a while the brand which takes his name: Carlo Zini. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 1981
    1981 – THE FUNDAMENTAL MEETING - Marco Fei, former graphic designer, becomes Carlo’s irreplaceable collaborator and life partner, turning out to be a fundamental partnership in Zini’s production. The hyperbolic creativity of Carlo matches Marco’s concreteness, giving the way to an exciting decade. If in the 70’s the bijoux have definetely a romantic flavour, inspired by the french jewellery, in the 80’s dimensions become bigger and are characterised by wide use of rhinestones, polish, gems, crystals and colored resins. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 1985
    1985- COLLABORATIONS - This is the year that shows many collaborations with the fashion industry such as Enrico Coveri, Curiel and Moschino. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 1989
    1989- MARGARETH THATCHER - Zini realised for the ex British Prime Minister Margareth Thatcher an amazing collection of bijoux. The “Iron Lady”, so satisfied, wore in many official meetings her beautiful necklaces and brooches, being also admired by Ronald Reagan. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 1990
    1990- THE FIRS BOUTIQUE - The first shop is inaugurated in Via di Porta Ticinese 63, Milan. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 1996
    1996- THE HANDBAGS - The success and international fame, above all american and british, brought Zini to extend his production by creating accessories and bags. Produced in precious textiles, they are embellished with original elements, rhinestones and crystals; unique pieces that soon become collectables. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 1999
    1999- MICHAEL JACKSON - Michael Jackson buys in New York a star shaped bag, all covered in coloured strass. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 2000
    2000- SET LOCATIONS - “Stones juggler’s” bijoux achieve a remarkable success and during the years thay have been sold in the most important multi-brand jewelleries and fashion shops, in the most famous international jet set locations : Usa, England, Russia, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Emirates, Australia, Indonesia, from Paris to Tokyo, From London to New York, From Zurich to Montecarlo, from St. Tropez to Gstaad, from St. Moritz to Capri, from Aspen to Beverly Hills. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 2005
    2005 – NAOMI CAMPBELL, TINA TURNER ... - The most beautiful and elegant women of the world have the pleasure to wear Carlo Zini’s bijoux. In the high fashion world, Anna dello Russo, chief editor of Vogue Japan, and Naomi Campbell. In the show business Liza Minelli, Tina Turner, who asked him to create a very heavy necklace made of amber stones, Raquel Welch, Cher, the italians Marta Marzotto, Mina and Milva. And again Liz Taylor, Caroline of Monaco, Amanda Lear, Carol Alt and so many more. Even the great Paul Newman,in Beverly Hills, used to buy Zini’s bijoux to give as presents . Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 2015
    2015- SHOWROOM - Marco Fei takes over the firm and inaugurates the brand new showroom in Via Cadore 31, Milan. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History
  • 2017
    2017 - TODAY- PRESENT AND FUTURE - Bianca Cappello, historian and jewellery critic, dedicates to Zini a beautiful book and an exibithion in Casalmaggiore’s “Museo del Bijou”. Mervellous Zini’s collections, inspired by nature, different species of flowers, animals, marine life, déco, Greece, Egypt, Christmas, games, astronomy and many more, they continue to be present in the most prestigious italian and foreign boutiques and they now reach the most chic ladies in the world, through the most qualified and specialised e-commerce channels. Carlo Zini Bijoux History
    Carlo Zini Bijoux History