Galleria Umberto I°
Since the time of the Bourbons, the art of the coral jeweller keeps progressing.
Giovanni Ascione established his coral jewellery business in the town of Torre del Greco during the reign of Ferdinand II of Bourbon. Over a century later the unique creations are still made there,
but the company’s fascinating research centre and showrooms are to be found in Naples’ Galleria Umberto I. Here new styles and techniques are developed for coral as well as other materials. Next door, Ascione’s private museum displays a wonderful collection of coral and cameo jewellery from the 19th and 20th centuries.