Design, Luxury, Purity to conquer the future.

Two people, two personalities, two distinct vocations that, together, can create a brand
which combines imagination and reflection, creativity and uprightness, inspiration and practicability, to create unique, inimitable and timeless jewels.

Orexport has always been synonymous with creativity and craftsmanship.
Thanks to their brand Matthia’s & Claire, Orexport offers modern, lively and highly qualitative jewels appealing to an international clientele.

Founded in 1969 by Mr. Gianfranco Cilluffo, its current president, Orexport has always been synonymous with creativity and craftsmanship made in Switzerland.

This important reality is a company “world oriented”, well known and appreciated for its craftsmanship, respectful of the ancient goldsmiths traditions.
Since its foundation, Orexport has embarked on a path of growth that has enabled it to assert itself on the international marketplace thanks to its unique and original jewellery, shown in major worldwide fairs.
Orexport can boast two important locations. The prestigious Main Office is located in Chiasso, Switzerland.

Here we study and design the jewel, here the main steps of the production process take place, here a careful quality control is made and, hence, all the Orexport creations are shipped all over the world.
Orexport is proud to have also a factory in Arezzo, Italy, situated in the heart of the Ancient Etruria, which is considered the true home of jewelers.

Affected by the paternal passion Mr. Cilluffo’s children Chiara, graduated in History of Art, and Mattia, graduated in business administration and an expert gemmologist, followed their father’s footsteps and in 2000 they started the brand Matthia’s &
Claire. A great example of a Swiss Made Brand universally recognized for its high quality, refinement and professionalism.
Matthia’s & Claire signs jewels of great charm, able to combine the valuable with the everyday life. Our business growth goes on thanks to the international network that is emerging more and more, with the specific aim of spreading the goldsmith’s culture in the world.

From raw material to finished product

Benvenuto Cellini, Florentine citizen (starting with the oldest and most honoured) when he worked as a goldsmith in its youth, had no equal: he adorned jewels and marvellous bezels with shapes so well made and, sometimes, so bizarre and capricious that you can never imagine.

This is the way the work of Benvenuto Cellini, fine goldsmith, is described by the famous sculptor and his contemporary Giorgio Vasari. You can clearly see the appreciation for the skill and talent of the Tuscan goldsmith, who was able to create works that will always be considered as eternal, universal, able to cross historical periods while keeping unchanged their charm. It’s, therefore, once again continuity.
In the same way Orexport manufactures its jewels in the path of an unaltered authenticity, in the constant pursuit of originality, in the inspiration that comes from the family history, which is based on ancient and artisan traditions. Even today we work with the same tools that were used by ancient goldsmiths and we make the same working methods our own even though they are now supported by modern and cutting-edge technologies.

Our experience and expertise has led us to be one of the most successful production company both in national and international market, but it is our ancient craftsmanship that makes our creations unique and exclusive, jewels that defy time.

Love for Craftsmanship

We believe that it’s very important to never forget what we have been taught: the value and nobility of the work and the gratification that come from manually create an object.
For this reason Orexport based its production on handcraft, an element that characterizes the whole manufacturing process.

It starts form the mold, realized according to the drawings of our designer. The melted metal is poured in it and, then, the mold is cooled and broken to obtain our jewels. All these crucial stages of the production cycle are directly performed in our company, following the principles of an art which is hundreds of years old.
We then proceed with a series of other processing that help to create true works of art. The setting, for example, is used to mount precious gem stones: in this case we use simple but highly precise tools able to perform this particularly delicate step. The jewel finally reaches the last stages of the production process: the cleaning, which allows to eliminate casting defects and imperfections, and the final polishing that enhances the brilliance of our jewellery.

In search of the perfect shape

From immemorial time, people are fascinated and attracted by shapes and trends across all the artistic fields: architecture,
writing, handcraft, painting.

Over the centuries, this attraction led them to seek a “common thread” that, through many historical periods, can create a link to continuity among different styles.

The principle of mass conservation says: “Nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed”.

Therefore every stylistic trend is modern in its classicism, unforgettable in its frivolity, elegant in its originality. This is the definition that better summarizes what are the “rules” that Orexport follows in the design of a jewel.

When we think, outline and stylize an object on a simple sheet of paper, we think of those who will wear it, of creating a jewel that can become part of a lifetime.

An object that, as a “family jewel” can be handed from one generation to another as a symbol of continuity. We want to create jewellery that does not fear but that is able to make its own the time.

And the secret to design them is in their original shape, in the preparatory sketches where we study the combinations of lines, colours and materials.

The result is a concentrate of pure art, tradition and avant-garde, a perfect combination of form and substance.

If we asked our designer what are the key points she must respect when she is creating, surely she would say that a jewel does not allow short cuts.
It requires full attention to the proportions, the weights, the materials. We need care, patience and dedication to make a jewel.

Then, if we involved her in a debate on “Blue Period” or artistic Avant-garde, on Art Decò and Art Nouveau or on which style has the greatest influence on her works, she would immediately stop us, shaking her head, and she would simply say that the jewel is the form of pure art and, therefore, can not fall within pre-set patterns. The jewel, like art, creates culture. The goldsmith’s art, in fact, is a part of the popular culture, beginning from the Etruscans who first have experienced it, up to us.

Finally, if we would ask her what is the thing that constantly guide her work, her prompt reply would be: “The constant desire to astonish and surprise, to find the limits and to overcome them with original shapes, lines at the edge of the impossible, with jewels of ancient spirit which look to the future.”

Discovering the colours

Design and colour are not distinct and separate. As one paints, one draws. The more the colours harmonize, the more the design takes form.
Paul Cézanne

When it comes to jewellery you cannot forget that what makes it unique and valuable is the material in which they are made.
Platinum, gold and gem stones are the colours that give our creations the charm and appeal that won the hearts of women and men all around the world. Therefore, the colours and their harmonization are a focal point when you design and produce a jewel.
Just like painters choose, mix and blend the colours of their palettes, so we select and proportion our raw material to obtain a jewel in a total “harmonic balance”.
The path that binds shape and colour is closely connected and is characterized by a structural and formal coherence. Orexport chooses to use different types of precious gem stones and metals because each of them is able to give to a jewel important features that are not only related to aesthetics or to the value of the product, but that also involve at an emotional level.

Between history and legend.

Pure white is the set of all colours. Its etymological meaning is shining (from Old German “blanch”). The white represents the invincibility, the strength, the endurance and the preciousness as the “sum of all things.”
Speaking, for example, of precious gem stones we can not forget the diamond (from the greek “adamas”, meaning “invincible, imperishable”), which has become the symbol of eternal love and fidelity.
They even say that Cupid had, in his arrows, the diamond powder to strike at the heart of lovers.
And what about platinum? Rare, pure, precious, strong and durable so that Agamennon had even used it for his armour.

Red represents health, wealth, warmth. Simply life, what shines with feelings and passion. The ruby was, for the ancients, the symbol of many gods and depicting the cosmic power of birth and fertility.

Yellow is a symbol of wisdom, valour, loyalty. The yellow gold, for example, was the oldest and most secure method of payment and, even today, is a reliable and stable investment. It follows the entire history of mankind and it is still the faithful companion of life.

Green is positive. It symbolizes rebirth, all that is natural, but for the ancient Romans, it is also linked to the realm of magic and divination. In fact, the emeralds were particularly sought after because it was thought that they would stimulate the intelligence and eloquence.

Blue is the colour of the spirit, the infinite. It gives a feeling of peace, serenity, stability. For this reason, in many countries, the
sapphire is used in engagement rings: embodies “what is reliable.”

But now I call upon our gemmologist to speak.

“What are the qualities of colour that you search in a gem?”
Mainly there are three: the brightness, the shade and the saturation.
The brightness is the ability to reflect light, the shade represents the pure colour and the degree of saturation expresses the intensity of said colour.

“In what way these qualities are enhanced?”
Certainly through the cut of the stones.
The type of cut we choose, the number of facets and their precision combine to highlight, exponentially, the brilliance of our gems.
It is very important, therefore, at the beginning of the creative process, to study the solution, which will set off the materials used.

“Why do you choose to combine a particular gem stone to a certain precious metal?”
I will answer with one word: to experiment, in the sense of testing and verifying the result.
I like to think that the combinations, the colour effects, shapes and materials, the choice of weights and proportions attract attention and that they “tempt” our customers with unique and original objects, dreams jewel.

“What is, for you, the colour?”
The colour is a form of language. An ancient and universal form. Fascinating, evocative of emotions and feelings that are reflected in the everyday life.
For this reason it is important that our jewels have a wide variety of colours and shades, because everyone tells a story, so who chooses it can be perfectly represented in it.

Since 2004 Orexport has established its headquarters in the center of Chiasso, in an elegant and welcoming building, to offer to its customers a real temple of luxury.

High quality materials, excellent lighting, large exhibition space combine together to enhance the jewellery experience.
Over the years our showroom has expanded and has become a perfect place to “feast the eyes” with the splendour of diamonds, gem stones, platinum and gold.

Its fame has internationally spread and, daily, attracts buyers from various parts of the world who seek comfort in this little “heaven’s corner” where they can find specialized staff, services and quality at its highest levels.