A great-grandmother's shell necklace. The story of Tata Borello is born from this bijoux full of memories. Federica fixed it at the age of 9. She still keeps it in a hatbox next to the bed. «With thread and a lot of patience I fixed the necklace. This thing amused me a lot. So I started creating for mum, grandmother and their friends. There were beads all over the place » says Federica Borello with a smile.
Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches. High-quality, romantic and delicate bijoux. «I look at the colour trends, but I interpret them in a very personal way. I like to be updated on materials and craftsmanship techniques, more than on fashion trends ». The first jewel of the brand? «A shield-shaped ring, made of faceted mini crystals on a rigid frame».
Tata Borello's bijoux are inspired by the 1950s, Liberty and Art Déco. To the creations of Coppola and Toppo. Those who made Made in Italy bijoux famous in the sixties and seventies (they created bijoux for Valentino and Saint-Laurent). «My jewels have a vintage flavor. They seem to come out of grandma's drawers, but they are innovative in terms of materials and workmanship ».
The research of materials and craftsmanship are two key ingredients of the brand. «We have a very particular way of threading that makes the jewels soft and light. We use lurex ribbons to give them their shape. A reference to the textile world and to my studies in knitwear (my family had a clothing company). Even then I liked to create dresses interweaving copper wires and crystals ».
Tata Borello's bijoux are created with crystals from the Czech Republic, freshwater pearls, brass and bronze. Semi-precious stones bring energy. Like green agate: it brings peace and serenity, according to crystal therapy, and improves self-love.