Bottega Veneta produces most of its jewelry in several small workshops in Vicenza. The city is one of Italy’s best-known jewelry making centers, with a tradition that stretches back seven hundred years. While Vicenza was once known as the Città dell’Oro, the City of Gold, for Bottega Veneta it is the City of Silver. Born naturally within the creation of accessories, when the need arose to adorn the clothes, the collection began with hand-woven sterling silver. That remains a signature. It is simple and elegant yet the hand of the artisan is clearly visible.