Bottega Veneta fine jewellery is best described as avant garde, incorporating unusual materials like wood and seashells with black gold and oxidised silver.
The latest 2012 collection stars ruthenium-plated silver or what they refer to as the Black Collection. Gorgeous matte black Victorian style statement pieces.
From previous experience trying to obtain these raw opulent pieces, I know it will be sold out before the year ends. Don't know why. Maybe its the polished craftsmanship.
Or maybe the casual, relaxed intrecciato weave appeals to everybody.