Designed at the foot of the Vesuvius volcano, in the town of Torre del Greco, Italy, Vintouch handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces, manufactured in accordance with Italian crafting traditions.
Founder Alessandro Ricevuto has design in his blood. His grandpa was a jeweler, his dad is a jewelry designer and he has grown up surrounded by jewellery, bewitched by the magic process of paper to piece.
Inspired by elements of art, nature and culture, their collections showcase a wide range of pieces featuring gemstones, and beautiful, intricate cameos made from very fine porcelain known as 'biscuit', which is bezel-set by master goldsmiths. These cameos are embellished with decorative elements such as pearls, as well as precious and semi-precious stones.
Each single jewel is individually crafted since no two can be exactly alike.
Their core values are craftsmanship, responsibility as a company and the belief that beauty will save the world.
How did Vintouch begin?
I founded Vintouch in 2015 after a 15-years experience in the family business, manufacturing cameo & gemstone jewellery exclusively aimed to the Distributors. I wanted to get more familiar with people purchasing our pieces and add value to the masterly skills of our Artisans' team.
When did you first fall in love with jewellery and knew you wanted to become a designer?
I can still remember the noise of the cutting machines and the smell of pitch and shells in the workshops I used to go to with my dad when I was only 4, or maybe 5 years old.
Where do you get inspiration for your designs?
Inspiration comes from life, nature, art, mythology and…my wife! Many of my pieces are shaped on her style moods. We often discuss jewellery and fashion and I can definitely say that she’s my biggest source of inspiration!.
Are there any specific manufacturing or crafting techniques that you use?
Our goldsmiths techniques are strictly handmade, so no two pieces can be exactly alike. Moreover, our cameos are carved from a fine porcelain as many species of shells are now considered endangered. It's been a eco-conscious decision.
How do you want someone to feel when they wear your jewellery?
Just comfortable and happy with their jewel.
If you hadn't become a designer, what would you be doing?
Definitely a musician!
How do you ensure you’ve got a good work/life balance?
When the work is over I just dedicate myself to the things I love the most. My family, my friends, my Vespa and my guitar.