Elia Giacometti was born in 1965 in Romano d’Eccelino city in the north-east of Vicenza province, a place with long-lasting traditions of jewelry crafting. Elia’s father, just like his grand and great-grandfather, owned a jeweller's workshop, so Giacometti grew in magic environment of uncut stones, and ring, chain and pin work pieces.
No wonder that at the age of twenty he took an internship in Korloff jewelry house in Paris.
"Frankly speaking, I wasn’t the most diligent student. Although I didn’t have any troubles learning, at twenty French women attracted me a lot more than sketches and formulas. I have to say, I’m grateful to my father who put this phrase in the end of each of his letters: "Chi studia tanto impara poco, ma chi studia poco impara niente" (an Italian proverb which can be loosely translated as “He who studies a lot will learn little, yet he who does not study will learn nothing”). This was the only thing that kept me from forgetting about my work."
* in the picture you can see Elia Giacometti with his father