Italian gold jewellery 'popular among the affluent'

Italian gold jewellery High-end Italian jewellery has been predicted to rise in popularity when an economic recovery gets underway in the US.

According to the National Jeweler, gold pieces from the country are desired by affluent clientele in particular.

John Green, owner of a number of luxury stores in the US, told the news source that Italian designers offer the "finest quality" and this, along with value, is what is being sought.

Pam Danziger, founder and president of Unity Marketing, which monitors the spending of high-end customers, added that retailers are set to stock more of such products.

"Made in Italy adds lustre to a product and - among many other things - our survey found that luxury consumers do show definite preference for luxury goods manufactured in certain countries," she stated.

Jewelers Lounge recently observed that men in the US are increasingly expressing patriotism by wearing gold jewellery such as cufflinks, ahead of this weekend's July 4th celebrations in the country.