Italian jewelry company Damiani Group is investing in young talents through a new project, Damiani Academy. By offering two free courses, the initiative aims to find the best technical and creative talents to train professionally and recruit in the company’s jewelry labs in Valenza, in Italy’s northern Piedmont region.
In particular, Damiani Academy’s courses are aimed at training precious stones inserters and goldsmiths. Taking place in the company’s laboratory, each six-week course will include both theoretical and practical trainings.
The initiative further strengthens the group’s commitment to promote the Italian craftsmanship.
The luxury brand is also a member of the Fondazione Mani Intelligenti association, which operates in education with the goal to train future generations and continue the tradition of fine jewelry in Valenza.
The company counts 800 employees in 17 international branches, 49 boutiques and 1,500 wholesale accounts.
As reported, recently the company tapped Jérôme Favier as chief executive officer and said it was acquiring the former exhibition center Palafiere in Valenza with the goal to turn it into a new production pole. Financial terms of the deal include an investment of about eight million euros for the acquisition of the structure, which is expected to open as a manufacturing pole in 2021.