The Sesto Continente company traces its origins back in 1920 by the first founder Elvido Cataldo, importer and exporter of Shells worldwide. With time and the continuous contact with inanimate matter of the sea, we have learned to perform from simple shells, real works of art; but our talent does not stop there; The Company was founded in 1980 Sixth Continent, commissioned by Gennaro Cataldo, the seventh son of the original founder Elvido; since then is that the imagination and creativity of our employees and our finds vent in all kinds of stones, coral, pearls and materials, while keeping in mind the motto that distinguishes us “Since 1920 the Passion in the Tradition.” Tradition is our belief, not surprisingly all of our jewelry products are Handcrafted, and therefore unique. Another strength is the authenticity of our materials, in fact all of our items are made of natural materials such as coral, horn or shells without treatment stereotyping.
it’s with pleasure that we share with you how much care and passion we put in the producing process of every single bijoux. Starting from the handmade sketches and depending from the shape and how organic is the bijoux the first step can be to make a wax handmade sculpture of the object or to draw it on CAD software to be printed on the latest 3D printing technology. From the master so created with the ancient goldsmith technology of lost wax molding we are able to produced very detailed and clean brass object. One of our secrets is the particular ally we use that is already strongly gold color after molding and scratch resistant. After final hand polishing is the time of another crucial process for final quality : the galvanic plating. We use only 24 kt Gold Plating certified without any nichel or cadmium, giving the highest tolerance for allergic subjects and the best base for long lasting gold and scratch resistance. The enameling process is another expression of art-igianality and creativity. We are continuosly developing in team with our workshops new effects and “touch” effects that enriches the tactile perception of the value of the bijoux. The enamel is literally painted on the object by hand and flame strengthened and put in ovens to be chip resistant. After selecting the best colored stones from across the world our choice is undoubtedly on Preciosa that from 1915 follows the ancient Czech tradition of Boemia crystal. The quality of the Preciosa crystals we use is the MAXIMA, the best for light, color palette and certification compliance. The quality checking is made in our offices where before being carefully placed in the appropriate packaging each item has a 2 steps quality control.
The main inspirations of the style are geometric shapes and animal theme.
In Geometric Shapes is really possible to express the state of the art of the italian enameling process thanks to the colors matching and to the innovative artistic techniques.
Iconic and unique for the attention to details, the Animals Collections are pure research in the root of the ancestral rite of wearing animal accessories.
A special chapter is about the Keys Collection showing over 120 different styles, shapes and galvanic finishing in an ideal trip from florentine middle age keys to original hand carved cameos to the iconic shapes of modern cities.
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Sesto Continente di Roberta Cataldo
Corso Avezzana 57
80059 Torre del Greco (NA)