Value in form and material, but above all in the meaning that a piece of jewellery, a watch, a valuable object holds in people’s lives and history. Precious certainties that we have been offering for more than two generations with an expert and reassuring service both in the management of exclusive brands and in the realisation of creative high jewellery projects.
Giorgio Scopa was born in Padua in 1924 to a Cadore-born mother and Abruzzese father, Michele Scopa, who was decorated for military merits during the two wars. At the end of the last conflict, he left his diplomatic-military career and devoted himself to his lifelong passions, philately and history. His son Giorgio, prompted by his wife’s family, who traditionally traded in jewellery, took up a business in the field of jewellery.
Later, in 1956, he took over the “Oreficeria Giovanni Rigobello” in Rovigo, whose name he retained for several years, as stipulated in the sales agreement. The decision to put customer satisfaction at the forefront was rewarded by being awarded the “Quality and Courtesy” prize instituted by the Veneto Chambers of Commerce Union three times in a row. In 1982 Giorgio’s son, Lorenzo Scopa, changed the name “Oreficeria Giovanni Rigobello” to “Gioielleria Scopa” and opened a branch also in Ferrara and one, more recently, in Treviso. Today, alongside Lorenzo, the family business is followed by his son Michele, who runs the Treviso shop with the passion that has been passed down through generations.
Only a little over sixty years have passed since that November of 1956 when Giorgio Scopa opened his shop in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, but the world has changed so radically that it seems at least two centuries have passed. The evolution of things, the modernisation of communications, the shortening of distances between places have all contributed to a substantial change in the way we live. Everything has become easier but more hectic, everything is within everyone’s reach but many suffer from a lack of the essentials. We are also in this enormous vortex, with our historic shop in Rovigo and the one opened in February 1999 in Ferrara, first in S. Romano and then in the more prestigious location in Via Cortevecchia right in front of the cathedral. Social changes have also involved our assortments, which have, over time, adapted to people’s different lifestyles. We have seen the disappearance of white gold in favour of yellow gold, only to give way again to white and again to pink.
The silverware that had filled our homes was gradually abandoned because there was no longer time to enjoy and care for it, not to mention all those poor metals that tried to turn into precious jewellery. Fortunately, in the face of all this, the foundations of our work endure, i.e. the Diamonds, the coloured gemstones, the inimitable craftsmanship of Italian jewellery and silverware and, above all, the Rolex and Tudor brands that have been with us for more than forty years. Other things have remained unchanged over time: our passion, our desire to grow and achieve ambitious goals and, even more so, our wonderful customers who have always chosen us and honoured us with their trust. In order to reciprocate this enormous gift, we strengthened our team with the third generation. For the past few years, Michele Scopa has been working alongside us in the quest to further perfect this great little company that has always sought to share and rejoice in the important moments of your growing up.
Thank you for the esteem and friendship you have honoured me with, thank you for the unlimited trust you have placed in me, and thank you to Lorenzo, who has continued, improving where necessary, on the path he has taken.