A beautiful and eye catching vintage Zoccai, Venice, Italy Sapphire and diamond set pendant comprised of five oval cluster mounted in 18ct white gold, the piece is mounted on a chain ( 18 ct. white gold ) ; total weight of sapphires (5) 1. 8 ct. and diamonds (36) 0.20ct. - circa H/vs-si.
Size of pendant : 2.3 cm. ( 0 29/32" ) x 2.3 cm. ( 0 29/32" ). Total length of chain : 40 cm. ( 15 3/4" ).
Total weight of the piece : 8.5 g.
This item will be sent to you with Priority Post and will be fully insured for the agreed purchase price.
Condition : excellent.
Zoccai's history is one of pride and tradition that has lasted for more that 170 years. It all started in 1839, when Giuseppe Zoccai opened a small watch repair shop in Venice. Later on, Giuseppe’s son followed his father’s path and together, the two specialized in repairing simple gold jewelry.
Years after World War 2, Lelio, Zoccai’s 3rd generation, opened a small factory in a modest commercial space in Thiene (VI) and not much later, in the same town, he opened the first official Zoccai shop.
Lelio had the creativity and intuition to use colored semi precious stones with gold to create colorful and out of the ordinary jewels that before then were unseen. This absolute innovation led the Zoccai brand to grow to become a leading figure of the Italian jewelry industry.
The 4th generation of Zoccai made the brand cross the national borders and expanded in Japan, in the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and in many more countries, in which the jewels of the Italian company are distributed and loved by the ones who own at least one. Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer are only few of the celebrity names that represented Zoccai in the years.
Today, the 5th generation is ready to follow the steps of its predecessors to continue a great history and to keep offering precious symbols that make the special moments of one’s life unforgettable. Zocccai's pieces are worn by many many female stars around the world !
Sapphire and diamond set pendant by Zoccai, 2nd half 20th century.