Extending to more than 30.2 million square kilometers and covering 6% of the Earth’s total surface, Africa is the second most populous and second largest continent. Boasting the world’s largest combination of density and of wild animal populations and diversity, the African territory is home to variety of jungle animals including snakes and primates and aquatic life which includes crocodiles and amphibians. African plains also pride having the largest population of carnivores including cheetahs, hyenas and lions and herbivores such as camels, elephants, buffalos and giraffes. Indisputably, Africa is the home of the wild and the cradle of biodiversity.
For all its immense area of savannas and safaris, Africa is a living paradise to the natives who inhabit the area. Africans so much love the very ground where they stand afoot as much as the Sun loves the golden dunes of the Sahara Dessert. Oh, Sahara, a world lost in time, a golden princess lying plainly under the Sun. Beyond space and time, it has stood through all the tests of the changing seasons. It has remained faithful to the scorching heat that made her alive through all time. Her soft and graceful dunes are the loveliness sure to take your breath away.
Marco Bicego has once lost to her loveliness and wanted to stay there forever. But with his Africa Collection, Marco will find his way back and make more wandering spirits lost to Sahara.
Marco Bicego’s Africa Collection is inspired by tribal jewelry and the soft dunes of Sahara, the Sahara Collection is an extravagant expression of golden boules of different sizes and finishes, all individually hand-engraved and textured. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings are extremely light with spherical surfaces that have been brushed and textured by hand in Marco Bicego’s workshops in Trissino. Small thoughtful details include making the clasp within this collection an integral part of the jewel itself.
Born to a goldsmith father in Italy’s Veneto region, Bicego spent years perfecting his craft at his family’s atelier before launching his eponymous jewelry company in 2000. In just a few short years, Marco Bicego has established itself as a leader in the luxury accessories arena with distribution in more than 350 fine jewelry retailers including Schiffman’s. He is fond of combining urban and tribal motifs together bringing up the best of two different worlds in the playful harmony of textures and fine lines.
Dynamic and timeless as he is, Marco Bicego is known for the multi-ethnicity theme of his pieces, and it is outstandingly expressed in his Africa Collection.
Marco Bicego is a pure talent himself. He travels around the world to enliven his spirit for inspiration in places he finds fit for jewelry. When he comes back from a trip, certainly there’s a concept he wants to work with in Italy. Marrakech, Jaipur, Sunset, Paradise, Goa, Confetti and Africa, Murano, Siviglia and Paradise Pearl are among his numerous collections of pure splendor. Sapphire and diamonds are his favorite precious stones to use.
As much as he is in his women’s collections, Marco takes pride in his first line of jewelry for men. His Uomo Collection is perfectly in sync with the timeless allure and elegance of the eminent Marco Bicego women’s collection. His first foray into luxury men’s fashion is a natural fit; instinctive and inspired by the very voyages that guide him around the world time and time again.
Skilled in every way in designing and crafting jewelry, Marco has the power enchant customers to his magnificent creations that for more than eleven years in the industry, Marco Bicego has some of the biggest celebrities of the century. Some top celebrities and public figure who are fond of Marco Bicego pieces are Kylie Minogue, who owns a bracelet and a pair of earrings from the Africa collection, Rihanna, who owns a "Jaipur" semi-precious stone drop earrings, Heather Hadley, who wore a wonderful 18k gold Marco Bicego Marrakech set at the Royal Variety Performance, London 2012 and Hilary Clinton who owns a beautiful necklace from the Paradise collection.
For all his pieces, Marco Bicego uses a special technique that is very rare in jewelry industry today. Bulino or the ancient Italian hand engraving technique is what Marco Bicego produces her jewels. Touched by the hand meticulously and thoroughly checked and polished to perfection. 18k gold and some precious stones are enough to make magic under the Bulino technique, taking the beauty of necklaces, bangles, bracelets, earrings and rings into a whole new level of fine artistry.
Today, Marco Bicego continues to flourish his fine jewelry around the globe. The company has shops in Tokyo, Puerto Rico, Italy, Dubai, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan as well as a flagship stores in Verona, Budapest, Crete and Mykonos. The North American company is headquartered San Francisco, California.
For an authorized Marco Bicego dealer, Schiffman’s is highly recommended. Come visit us at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro.