OUR STORY - Roberto Borghesi - Jewels, watches and gold

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OUR STORY
Exclusive jewels, rare pocket or wrist watches, refined silverware, that's what we work with!
But, since 15 years, also investment gold and certified diamonds.
We aim to bring our sophisticated clientele back to that refined time when the splendid object overshadowed its container, doing our best in fulfilling their quest for a particular item, as desirable as this may be, as much as directing them towards something yet to be unveiled.

We are speciazlized in jewelry restoration: it requires several technical steps in order to bring each piece as close as possible to its original condition. Many processes are used to restore jewelry including cleaning, polishing, replacing lost stones, re-cutting chipped diamonds and gemstones, repairing broken and worn prongs, thickening bezel walls, fixing bent shanks, replacing worn or broken shanks, engraving, applying filigree or millegraining, even removing incorrect “repairs” and poorly performed solder seams.
THE FOUNDER, PASSION & EXPERIENCE

Roberto Borghesi, with his 25 years' experience, and his team serve museums, foundations, auction houses, and privates who need to have stylistic informations, gemological advices and historical expertises about their jewels, watches or silverware.
We also cohoperate with various regional, public and private bodies, the State Police forces,  the Court of Trieste and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.
We collaborate with the Municipality of Trieste and the Department of Culture for everything related to the analysis and evaluation of precious items, also in the antiquarial field. We executed the estimation of municipal property assets deriving from the Lost Property Office (from 1938 to 2000), sold to charitable purposes, in the event called "Trieste distratta".
Since 2006 Roberto Borghesi has been responsible for the part relating to quality and selection of exhibitors at TriesteAntiqua market exhibition, a historic antiques fair.
He also edited the analysis and appraisal of the precious assets owned by the Ministry of the Treasury for the State Archives; has carried out the appraisal and restoration of the judicial deposits belonging to the Austrian administration, delivered to Italy at the end of the First War, which was followed by the exhibition "THE REDISCOVERED TREASURE - A PRECIOUS AUSTRIAN HERITAGE IN THE STATE OF TRIESTE ARCHIVE", set up at the Museums of the Grand Canal - Palazzo Gopcevich - of which he has also collaborated in the preparation and presentation.
He is a specific technical consultant for the main city press organs as regards gold investments, precious metals and watches.


MAIN PUBLICATIONS
Trieste 1918 - The first redemption ninety years after: THE TREASURE REDISCOVERED
treatise on traditional jewelry and goldsmithing of the Adriatic coast between the XVIII and the 19th century
Silvana Editoriale spa - 2008

Triestine, Istrian and Dalmatian goldsmiths since the end of the 18th century at the dawn of the twentieth century
analysis carried out on the jewels of the State Archives of Trieste -  for use by the State Archives
Self-published, 2008

Traditional gold and new fashions: precious uses and customs of Austrian Trieste
studies carried out on two centuries of jewelery history in the areas of Trieste, Gorizia, Aquileia, in parts of Istria and Dalmatia, in the udinese area,
of Carnico and Tolmezzino, between the end of the 18th century and the first part of 20th century.
ASSOCIATIVE OFFICES AND AWARDS
Since July 2006 he has been President of the Antiques Association of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
From 2006 to 2011 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Confcommercio Trieste.
Founding member and member of the Board of Directors (2006 - 2009) of API (Small Industry Association) Trieste.
In May 2010 he was awarded the Loyalty to Work and Economic Progress Award  of the C.C.I.A.A. Of Trieste.
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