|Alchimia, school of contemporary jewellery in Florence,
was founded in 1998 by Lucia Massei and Doris Maninger.
The philosophy of Alchimia, a name chosen for its symbolism
and suggestions: the ancient discipline between science
and metaphysics, from which to draw in order to
transform the "worthless" in "highest quality" through
the creative impulse, manual skill, imagination and
In courses offered from beginning to advanced levels, students develop strong technical skills guided by a capacity to elaborate artistic concepts and their own creative language.
Alchimia's teaching method focused on the students and their individual nature, has produced results of a very high quality, with peaks of excellence made evident by many international prized acknowledgements.
The school has obtained full accreditation of its
artistic and pedagogic values and is officially
qualified for Europen Bachelor of Fine Arts & European
Master of Fine Arts by the the European Accreditaion
Board of Higher Education EABHES