Carlo Pestellini, teacher of the jewellery school

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Carlo Pestellini ~ stone setting

Carlo received a Diploma from the Art Institute of Florence in 1960.

His passion for jewellery making led him to work, as an apprentice, in several noted Florentine jewellery workshops and to specialize in stone setting techniques.

He opened his own workshop near Ponte Vecchio, which he followed until 2001, year in which he passed the reins to his son. During these years, in addition to his activities as stone-setter and stone setting consultant, he also dedicated himself to teaching this specialization in professional training courses organized by the Province of Florence.

Since 2006, he is the senior teacher for stone setting of the courses of the Metallo Nobile jewellery school.

In his free time, Carlo loves to take walks through forests, to gather mushrooms and to go fishing in rivers.


Goldsmith workshops
and artistic training

Many Florentine artists of the Renaissance received part of their training in goldsmith workshops. Just to name a few, Ghiberti grew up in his father’s goldsmith workshop and, more or less in the same period, Brunelleschi, Donatello and Luca della Robbia were receiving training in this art.

Jewellery making workshop

Goldsmith workshop, from De spherae (1480-1490)