My name is Ivan Barbato, I am an italian jewelry designer. I offer a bespoke jewelry service with worldwide delivery. My studio is in Cardano al Campo, a small town in the province of Varese (northen Italy). It is just next to Maplensa Airport, so if you are planning a holiday nearby, or maybe you need some relax after a business trip in Milan, you should take this chance to see my beautiful jewels ! Every piece of jewellery I create is entirely hand-made and precious metals are crafted with state of art italian traditional goldsmith techniques.
ABOUT ME - My career as a goldsmith started early. I discovered this ancient craft when I was only 8 years old. My mum was working for one of the oldest goldsmith factory in the province of Varese. The atelier was just in front our house. Peeking from the windows, I could see the artisans at work. I loved everything about this world… the noise of the machines, the wooden work benches, the work tools…Child reveries that quickly turned into a passion and a job.
STUDIES - My passion for the art of Goldsmith and high jewelry came a few years later, when I completed my Graduate Goldsmith Certification at Capac Institute in Milan. I was lucky enough to have excellent teachers who transmitted me the love for this ancient art.
WORK EXPERIENCE - After completing my goldsmith course, I’ve worked at several goldsmith workshops in Varese and Milan, and I also held a goldsmith course, always in Varese. I regularly take part in jewellery fairs, trade shows and exhibitions. In 2008 I started my goldsmith and jewelry business in Cardano del Campo. Since 2013 I’ve made unique pieces for italian high end jewlery brand Buccellati, with whom I’m still collaborating.