The oldest literary testimony available to us is that of the Roman jurist Sesto Pomponio from the second century BC, who attests, even in his day, the custom of using "pro gemmis" ancient coins, gold or silver. In the 13th century Florence, with the birth of the Fiorino d'Oro, the very ladies of the time brought great attention to jewellery that included the coin that had the power to make Florence excel at the center of the financial system known at the time. Today, as then, Torrini proposes this ancient custom.discover more
Since the late 1800s, “Torrini 1369” has been located In the heart of Florence in the square of the main cathedral, the“Duomo”. This historic store inherits the Torrini lineage, trademarked in 1369 by the ancient guild of goldsmiths.
The Torrini trademark is synonymous with high quality both in Florence and around the world, it gives cultural importance and added value to luxurious gold products. These collections represent artisan craftsmanship perfected over the centuries.
It all started with a dispute between spouses. On one side, the powerful and famous Cosimo I de Medici, and on the other, his wife Duchess Eleonora da Toledo. One depicted as a passionate protector of the great Benvenuto Cellini, and the other as the Duchess for the lesser-known Baccio Bandinelli.continue reading