VICENZA SINCE 1929 More than 90 years of love for jewellery making. FOPE is an Italian goldsmith which in time has evolved into an international jewellery brand. The headquarters and the production facilities are located in Vicenza, Italy, where the company was established in 1929. Inspired by its provenance and by the values that have always steered the company strategies, last year FOPE presented a massive revamp of its brand image which marked the 90th anniversary of its foundation. Today every piece of jewellery is still proudly made in-house and then shipped to more than 50 countries in the world, fulfilling the founders vision which the brand’s name mirrors. FOPE, in fact, is an acronym and it translates into Factory of Jewellery Precious Export. All the FOPE creations in fact share a distinctive character given by the signature Novecento gold mesh chain they feature, a timeless classic turned into a true icon thanks to its elegant gold weave varying in gauge and design. This signature jewellery represents a quintessentially Italian idea of style which has granted worldwide success to the brand. In 2007 the launch of Flex’it represented the ultimate milestone for FOPE: the company patented an updated version of its own invention from back the 50s and thus introduced a brand new way of wearing gold jewellery. The original Flex’it system features dozens of tiny gold springs which are masterfully placed between each link of an 18 carat gold chain and render it fully flexible. The resulting bracelets (and rings) represent a ground-breaking idea of contemporary luxury. Not only does FOPE make incredibly elegant and comfortable jewellery, the company has also been a Responsible Jewellery Council member since 2013 and became a certified member in 2014. The RCJ certification (renewed in autumn 2017 after a second audit) provides further guarantee of the quality of the FOPE products and the ethics of the whole process.