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 enthusiasm.
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 European Bachelor of Fine Arts & European Master of Fine Arts by the the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education EABHES