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MARBLE BIJOUX

HANDMADE & SUSTAINABLE

Handmade witht love in Carrara,

the City of Marble and UNESCO Creative City.

SUSTAINABLE MARBLE BIJOUX

Love for Carrara

Love for marble, Respect for the Apuan Alps and Passion for the values of craftsmanship:

these are the ingredients of the MARBLE BIJOUX.

The jewels are handmade in Laboratorio Menconi, a small sculpture workshop in Carrara,

carrying on the tradition of the ancient marble carvers.

This limited edition of selected pendants matched with colored soutache cords, is the result of the collaboration between EVERYTHING MARBLE and Laboratorio Menconi.

 

Heart shaped marble pendant - paonazzo marble jewel

Paonazzo Love

Paonazzo marble heart pendant, red soutache cord.

89 €

Portoro Love​

Portoro marble heart pendant, ocher soutache cord.

89 €
Heart shaped marble pendant - Calacatta marble jewel

Calacatta Love

Calacatta marble heart pendant, honey soutache cord.

89 €
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Your MARBLE BIJOUX

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A CIRCULAR ECONOMY PROJECT

Sustainability

The Marble Bijoux are made by recovering materials from the sculpture workshops and waste from industrial productions all over Carrara.

 

 

We believe that there should be no waste, every singe piece of this milennary material that was extracted from our mountains should be used to create something beautiful and eternal.

THE WONDERS OF NATURE

Marble Uniqueness

Each pendant is a unique creation. No two hearts are the same, in facts, each jewel is a small sculpture that follows the marble’s nature. The artisans may choose to vary size and shape to enhance the marvelous veining of the marble.  

 

A fragment of millennial marble,

a piece of Carrara,

a jewel unique in the world.

HUMAN MADE

Artistic craftmanship

First of all, the hearts are drawn on the marble slivers following the natural veining, and then are cut one at a the time.

 

The marble is carved by hand, drilled with special tools, and hand finished (egg skin finished or polished depending on the marble type).

 

 

Made with passion in Carrara, UNESCO Creative City for marble arts.

PRECIOUS MATERIALS

The finest Italian marbles

The Marble Bijoux are made of the finest Italian marbles from Carrara and the surrounding area:  Paonazzo, the most ancient marble extracted in Carrara,

Calacatta with its warmer tones, and the rare black and gold Portoro marble from Portovenere and the Palmaria island.

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PAONAZZO
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CALACATTA
PORTORO
THE STORY

In the heart of Apuan Alps

The Menconi workshop, celebrating 50 years of activity,  carries on the tradition of the ancient marble carverss in Carrara, in the heart of the Apuan Alps.

 

Its activity began with the cutting of marble, then it specialized in artistic craftsmanship and sculpture. Currently it offers workstations for sculptors and artists who come here from all over the world to work in a traditional way, without the use of industrial machinery.

 

Here, you can learn how to make a typical Carrara marble mortar and you can watch international sculptors as well as students from the Carrara Academy of Fine Arts working side by side.

My father left in the workshop scraps of different qualities of fine marbles, and my mission is to use every piece of these precious materials to create something beautiful. This is how my partner and I had the idea of creating a sustainable jewelry line.
Barbara Menconi
Laboratorio Menconi
I'd like to keep this production very small and exclusive, I want to choose how to cut each single heart to enhance the marble beauty, and this would not be possible using industrial machinery.
The initials MB engraved on each jewel are the initials of the designers: Massimiliano Bortolan and Barbara Menconi, but they are also for White Marble and Marble Bijoux.
Massilmiliano Bortolan
Designer and artisan
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Your MARBLE BIJOUX

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