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“An exceptional jewelry experience ”

Paolo Penko Goldsmith Workshop
Ranked #102 of 383 Shopping in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Paolo Penko Goldsmith workshop creates unique jewels, made entirely by hand according to the ancient techniques of the great Florentine goldsmith tradition.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I learned about Paolo Penko from a local & had a wonderful experience when he created a beautiful bracelet and pair of earrings for me. Paolo & his staff were wonderful & so talented. I now have a piece of Florence with me always, thanks to this master artisan. If you value quality, craftsmanship & professionalism, please go to Penko Bottega Orafa Artigiana!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

The owner of the shop, Penko, is really thoughtful, a great professional and patience answering all my mails and questions. The service is very reliable and quick and the order arrived safely packaged. The piece of jewellery I ordered, a fiorino ring, is amazing, a masterpiece and very comfortable to wear. Highly recommended and shop with confidence. Thanks

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Marta H
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

I happened to stumble upon Paolo's store several years ago when I was living in Florence. Little did I know that it was destined to become one of my most recommended places to visit in Florence above any museum or restaurant!

Stepping into Paolo's workshop is like stepping into a world where time stands still - modern jewelry designs are forged using ancient florentine goldsmithing techniques, and Paolo is always available to tell you all about his craft. Visiting his shop is a true full-immersion into a world in which quality, excellence and tradition are the absolute priority - a refreshing thought in a world where these values are often ignored.

Paolo Penko Goldsmith Workshop is a place where anyone can go to acquire museum-worthy pieces of jewelry.... what better way to commemorate your visit to Florence, one of major art capitals of the world!!

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Salvatore A
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apenko, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Paolo Penko Goldsmith Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2015

Thank you very much! Keep alive and pass on the ancient techniques of the Florentine goldsmith tradition is one of my main aims. I think the Florentine Renaissance is an endless source of reference to make jewelry, but the impotant is knowing how to keep alive the bond with what is contemporary. "Tradition in innovation!

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Reviewed 25 April 2015

For a peek into how jewelry was and is still made in the Florentine tradition, this shop is a must. Goldsmith Penko creates one of a kind designs in the tradition of the Florentine masters. Classic jewelry in a classic old time bottega setting.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank David B
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apenko, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Paolo Penko Goldsmith Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thank you very much David!!!!

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Reviewed 24 April 2015

I came across this place when I was looking for a gift for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday. It's no ordinary jewellers as everything is handcrafted in the workshop. They have some really unique pieces, many of which are inspired by local history and tradition. I bought a lovely necklace with matching earrings which my mother-in-law loved.
The owners speak English and are really helpful. If you're looking for something a bit different to take home as a souvenir or for an original present for someone special, I suggest you take a look.

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank MartaItaly
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apenko, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Paolo Penko Goldsmith Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thank you very much for your review!!!!

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