The history of the Torrini Family began in early 1300 near Florence.
In 1369 Jacopus registered his own trademark in Florence atthe very popular Guild of Cuirass. In this period his workshop made a lot swords. He became famous because his creations had an artistic taste and for this reason Siena called him and his brother to do work in the city’s cathedral. The heirs of Jacopus were very famous in the years to come, having inherited secret techniques on precious metals. Giovanni was the most representative figure of the all Sienese goldsmith art of the first half of the XVI century, as Vasari writes in his commentary on life of Pollajuolo. We found information about the goldsmith's workshop of Francesco Torrini, that leaves a registration document to the Guild of Silk dated 13th November 1700. In 1703 Master Francesco had a workshop on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Is attributed to him the magnificent pitcher still preserved today at the Historical Archives Torrini. Giocondo Torrini (1827-1896), its own shop in Florence on the Lungarno Nuovo 6 Red and reached, with its ability combined with a rare commercial skill, the international fame presenting it self to the Universal Exhibitions of the time that faced him with French and English fashion. He readily understood the aesthetic messages, the cultural references and the new ideas for the “renewal” that were codified as "decorative arts". In 1919, Guido Torrini began his goldsmith activity. He made Deco-style diamonds jewelry, semi-precious stone, objects enriched with gold parts and, as a greatwatch-maker, in 1932, he produced the first Torrini pocket watch.
He had so much success even with jewelry shows, but at the end of the worlds war II he rebuilt with tenacity his activity, which had been completely destroyed by the war. In 1958 the history continues with his son Franco who carried out research and studies on the ancient techniques left by Benvenuto Cellini on the coloration of gold. From this research the concept and definition of "native gold" was born, that is the natural color of yellow gold, even at 18 kt, obtained with thermal treatments and natural and non-chemical baths. Oro Nativo, a registered name and a prerogative of Torrini.
In 2018, Guido Torrini Jr. made his first collection called Gioia. He is inspired by the Renaissance world, where there was the search for beauty. His inspirational muse is the nature from which he takes inspiration for the shape of his jewels.
He is the 26th generation of the Torrini house!
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