Our company history is parallel to the history of our family. It has been around for four generations, exactly since 1896 when Nunzio Russo “Senior” opened his first laboratory in Naples, which the Russo family is an expression of craftsmanship and quality in cameo and precious frames. Nunzio was a master of the goldsmith’s art and his creations reflected exclusively his own taste. Moreover, over the years, Nunzio Senior, supported by the skilled son Ciro, perfected his art specializing in frames for Cammei.
Since the 1960s this long tradition has been pursued by Renato and Nunzio Junior and today, thanks to Marco and Ciro Junior, the company grows by continuing to work increasingly refined frames including the Romana, Filigrana and Etrusca are the most famous. The young “Russo”, while maintaining the origins and the traditional nature of the processes, are implementing an innovation policy that starts from the new company headquarters at the Centro Orafo OROMARE in Marcianise and continues to the use of the most innovative technologies to foster relationships and communications with its customers.
RUSSO ACADEMY – Tradition and innovation
«Russo Academy» had been for many years the dream of the brothers Marco and Ciro Russo, who always wanted to keep the family tradition of cameo manifacturing alive and to make it at the same time more suitable and captivating to the modern age.
At last it came to light in 2017 on the occasion of the reopening of Palazzo del Corallo, Russo Academy is totally in line with the classic concept of academy: it is basically a school where young apprentices and aspiring artists get the chance to learn from the most important local masters the art of engraving and mounting a cameo. Amongst the masters engravers there are Nicola Daniele, Ciro Esposito, the brothers Crescenzo e Giannamaria Garofalo and the great master Pasquale Ottaviano; while Nunzio, Renato and Ciro Russo are the masters goldsmiths. Nevertheless, Russo Academy is also up with the times since it incorporates diverse figures such as those involved in marketing development and social media management.