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The
TORRINI HISTORY

At Torrini 1369, the passion for jewels was born with a trademark that tells an ultra-centennial story of 26 generations.

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Torrini, our passion for jewelry

Understanding the best way to create jewelry is to focus on the wishes of our customers.The Torrini 1369 jewelry collections are handcrafted in Florence, implementing innovative ways to make them, maintaining a classic yet modern design. We are constantly thinking about creating timeless jewelry, offering the best experiences for our customers.We are thrilled to provide the best service that makes it easier for our customers to find stylish jewelry pieces.This is the Torrini Jewelry

650 Years
Traditional Savoir-Faire

Torrini is the oldest jewelry brand globally, eighth in the ranking among the longest-lived family businesses still existing today. Our rich heritage and our infinite passion for jewelry are expressed in 26 generations of the Torrini Goldsmith House.

Our Ethical Values and our Savoir-Faire for the jewels are handed down from father to son, leaving a legacy for future generations.

Every magnificent story has a beginning; see how the story of Torrini 1369 began.

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Torrini Family Tree

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Torrini Trademark

In 1369, Florence decided to take a census of every production activity, establishing that each artisan had to create and deposit their trademark. So Jacopus created and deposited in Florence the current Torrini trademark, which for over 650 years has been placed in every jewel craft by our goldsmith family.

The recording of Jacopus which took place in 1369 is stillvisible in the State Archives of Florence.

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Through the Centuries

Let's go to watch the most important steps on Torrini's History

1369
1306
1330
1395
1425
1703
1600
1857
1919
1969
2017
2012
1306

Scarperia,
the New Land

Nel 1369, Firenze decise di censire ogni attività produttiva stabilendo che ogni artigiano doveva creare e registrare il proprio trademark.

Bernardo, the progenitor of the Torrini dynasty, father of Jacopus and Tura, comes from a place called Battiloro near Florence, known for working noble metals.

In 1306, the Florentine Republic granted a ten-year exemption from taxes and any feudal servitude bond to those who would have transferred their work to Scarperia. Taking advantage of this opportunity, Jacopus, with his father Bernardo, moved to Scarperia and opened his shop.

1369
1306

Jacopus di Bernardo

Nel 1369, Firenze decise di censire ogni attività produttiva stabilendo che ogni artigiano doveva creare e registrare il proprio trademark.

In 1369, Jacopus registered the current Torrini trademark in Florence, which for over 650 years has been engraved on every jewel crafted by us.

Tuscany countryside Chianti Florence
1330

Tura di Bernardo

Nel 1369, Firenze decise di censire ogni attività produttiva stabilendo che ogni artigiano doveva creare e registrare il proprio trademark.

Bernardo's sons are excellent in metalworking, they are required for commissions, and their fame spread even outside the Florentine Republic. Since the early fourteenth century, Tura collaborated with his art to construct the Siena's Cathedral.

Siena, in those years from Ghibellina, becomes Guelph. In power, there is an oligarchy made up of merchants and bankers called "The Nine".

1369
1306

Jacopus di Bernardo

Nel 1369, Firenze decise di censire ogni attività produttiva stabilendo che ogni artigiano doveva creare e registrare il proprio trademark.

In 1369, Jacopus registered the current Torrini trademark in Florence, which for over 650 years has been engraved on every jewel crafted by us.

Siena Tuscany Italy
Florence Italy
1369

The Trademark

Nel 1369, Firenze decise di censire ogni attività produttiva stabilendo che ogni artigiano doveva creare e registrare il proprio trademark.

Jacopus' workshop production was luxurious because it was aimed exclusively at the nobles; Scarperia would then become famous for producing blades.  Artisans of this type were among the most sought after because their creations ensured the defense.

In 1369, the Republic of Florence required artisans to register their trademark with one of the Florentine guilds. For this reason, our ancestor Jacopus registered his trademark at the Armorers and Blacksmiths' Art.

Pisa tower Italy
1395

Turino di Sano

Turino, nipote di Jacopus; nasce nel 1355 a Siena. La famiglia si era trasferita a Siena per collaborare alla costruzione del Duomo. Lui ereditò grande abilità nella lavorazione dei metalli e nell'arte della fusione.

Turino di Sano was a goldsmith, coiner, and sculptor; he is our longest-lived ancestor of which we can admire a work. The statue of St. John the Baptist placed at the top of the dome of the Baptistery of Pisa is his most important work, certainly demanding, considering the technology of the time.

The Elders, the Pisan government, forced the artist to take out a loan of fifty gold florins to ensure that the work ended on time. In 1395, Turino finished making the statue and received one hundred and sixty Florins for this work, a significant figure for those times.

Siena tower Tuscany Italy
1425

Giovanni Turini

Giovanni Turini was the most vital artistic personality of the family workshop because he knew and practiced all the arts with great versatility. He became the most representative figure of Sienese goldsmithing in the first half of the fifteenth century, as Vasari recalls in his commentary on "Vita del Pollajuolo".

In the workshop of Turino, his children carry out all the goldsmith techniques with great skill. Giovanni became a significant figure in the Sienese goldsmith art for about a century, holding the prestigious, together with other members of the House, the office of Prior 28 times, and acquiring the title of "Nobles of Siena".

Florence skyview
1600

Homecoming

During the Wars of Italy between Spain and France, the Republic of Siena was involved in the conflict that saw the two powers contend for supremacy over Italy. During this period, the Turini fled from Siena and returned to their homeland near Florence. They reunited with the family stock, transforming the patronymic surname Turini into Torrini, precisely as we know it today.

In 1600, a branch of the family moved to Umbria, while some documents give us historical certainty that the family stock continued the business in Mugello and Florence.

Nei suoi gioielli i diamanti prendono il sopravvento sprigionando un'incredibile brillantezza. Pur nel loro splendore questi gioielli mantengono però inalterata una costante sobrietà tipicamente fiorentina.

ponte vecchio old bridge Florence Italy
1703

Francesco Torrini

On November 13, 1700, Francesco Torrini enrolled in the noblest guild of Florence, "Art of Silk", also known as Porta Rossa.His jewelry was on Ponte Vecchio, where he masterfully made and sold beautiful jewels that we can admire today. Francesco's most iconic work is a chiseled silver jug embellished with a dense Florentine-style decoration and an elegant iconography linked to the sea.

Nei suoi gioielli i diamanti prendono il sopravvento sprigionando un'incredibile brillantezza. Pur nel loro splendore questi gioielli mantengono però inalterata una costante sobrietà tipicamente fiorentina.

Florence Pitti palace Italy
1857

Giocondo Torrini

Giocondo Torrini aveva la sua boutique sul “Lungarno Nuovo” a Firenze, nell’area commerciale più rinomata dell’epoca.

Raggiunse una rispettabile fama internazionale presentandosi alle Esposizioni Universali europee con grande successo. Le Esposizioni Internazionali europee lo misero a diretto confronto con la moda francese e inglese, recependo i messaggi estetici, i richiami culturali e i nuovi stimoli di rinnovamento.

Giocondo Torrini  designs and realizes splendid table tops, ornaments, and jewels in Florentine gold and mosaic, much appreciated by the Florentine and foreign nobility.

Giocondo, in addition to undoubted artistic skills, also has a rare commercial ability by participating in the periodic appointments of the European and American Universal Expositions.

Florence theater
1919

Guido Torrini

In 1921 Guido Torrini began his goldsmith business in the workshop in Piazza S. Trinita in Florence. Later, he opened jewelers around Italy.

Guido is inspired by naturalistic motifs that combine the goldsmith tradition. He makes deco-style jewels, objets d'art in semi-precious stones enriched with gold.

Guido Torrini inizia la sua attività di orafo nel suo laboratorio a Firenze. In seguito apre diverse gioiellerie: a Chianciano Terme, Chiusi e Taormina. Realizza gioielli in stile déco, objets d'art in pietre dure e nel 1931realizzò il primo orologio da tasca di marca Torrini.

Nel 1948 ricostruisce a Firenze l'antica fabbrica Torrini andata distrutta durante la Grande Guerra.

Torrini store
1969

Franco Torrini

In 1969 he registered the old trademark at the Italian Patent and Trademark Office in the modern era.

Franco innovates the Torrini brand jewelry collection by anticipating trends, now absorbed by a rapidly evolving market. These jewels always express love for tradition in balance with modern taste, capable of arousing pleasant sensations in the wearer.

Oggi giorno Franco gestisce l’Archivio Storico Torrini attraverso il quale resta fedele custode dell'antico marchio di fabbrica e della documentazione raccolta in settanta anni di vita.

Torrini jewelry store
2012

Francesca Torrini

In 2012, Francesca Torrini expressed her attention in wanting the traditional creation of fine jewels with individual goldsmiths who manage to infuse all their creativity and talent into the jewel.

Her activity continues in the historic place in Piazza del Duomo 12/r in Florence, thus placing on each jewel the ancient brand that distinguishes our vision of the purest concept of quality.

jewelry sketches italy
2017

Guido Torrini

In 2017 Guido became the new creative director of Torrini. His continuous research into jewels rich in diamonds and gems has led him to craft fine creations. The vision behind each of his designs is to amaze and fascinate, creating exclusive jewels for people who appreciate elegance, even in everyday life.

Each creation is studied in detail following "Golden Proportions", always following the goldsmith tradition of his family.

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