The Royal Jewellers S01 ep6 : Scavia Jewellery [Milan]
Interview with Fulvio-Maria Scavia
MILAN- Fulvio-Maria Scavia- Sculptor of Architectural jewelleryand winner of numerous DEBEERS diamond awards. I was very arrogant at that time. I would say "I show the world what I feel, and what I feel would be the best".Now I wouldn’t say something like that, at age 54, but at that time I was very strong and engaging and proud. Proud in the sense that I knew I wanted to work hard, to make the best .
Fulvio Maria Scavia
My grandfather, my mother, and even the father of my grandfather used to be
I used to play when I was a baby next to my grandfather who was paralytic but
who used to work on his table. I was very familiar with gold, with stones. My
education was in the shop, in the factory between the jewellery pieces.
I was very tight with my mother but she was lonely, she was by herself, and so
I wanted to work with her and so I decided to ask my mother to be my teacher
and we had a tremendously beautiful time.
My mother and I lived together, we worked together - we were like exactly two
people in one. She did not how to design, I didn’t know, we learnt together.
We worked very hard, but we worked with passion. We started creating,
making shapes. We won several Diamond International Awards, a lot of prizes
in Diamonds Today competition and built up our reputation.
I was very arrogant at that time. I would say, "I show the world what I feel, and
what I feel would be the best. Now I wouldn’t say something like that, at age
52, but at that time I was very strong and engaging and proud. Proud in the
sense that I knew I wanted to work hard, to make the best.
We never went to school because we say ‘we want to make our way". We
started selling our heart, our soul and we were lucky that people understood
what we were doing and they paid.
I was very interested in art; art means culture, architecture, but also in
concepts like synthesis: not the description of the details but the synthesis of
the meaning. Art can be made in wood in paper or in iron.
KM – With any material.
With any material and it is the concept that is valuable. In jewellery 90% of the
real value of the piece is given by the stone.
For me jewellery must be creation, innovation and let us say surprise. It must
surprise and look just perfect: Joyful and colour, happiness. It must give you
I don't want to speak about the stones used in my jewellery straight away - you
have to discover later that it is made with very impressive stones. I don't want
my pieces even the very expensive ones, to be kept in a safe. I want that they
are, so easy, so refreshing, so happy that you have to wear them.
If a woman buys for herself, it is the pleasure of some great, subtle mystery
that she can discover in the piece that she is wearing.
A jewellery piece must be a secret language from a man to a woman. When
you give a ring to your wife, this ring will contain such a great value for her
because you give to her with love that it is priceless.
Very often, in most cases we start creating a piece, a shape and then we look
for a stone. This is why by chance we have to go into recutting and shaping
the stone, because sometimes we make a design with a triangle modified
shape, diamond or emerald. We cannot find these stone shapes so we have to
buy the rough.
When I was younger, I took a PhD in geology and I wrote many articles about
structures and the morphology of diamonds, because they are a piece of
nature. They are a piece of the mystery of the earth because they were born
6- 700 million years ago.
I think that is it is now a very dynamic moment where the world is one house
and everyone has really the possibility to express himself. But to express
yourself, you have to have something to say.
I was in Russia 6 months ago and met a very rich and also very beautiful Lady.
I was next to her and she said" I like very much [Scavia jewellery] but you
know I am scared". I said 'why are you scared?'
She replied, "I think that people don't know Scavia". So I approach her and
secretly I told her "They don't know, but you do know!”. You are the first to
know. "Ahh!" she said, "Great yes I buy!"
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