Carlo Barberis, (1909-1994), gifted with a natural sense of balance and a refined taste, started working as a goldsmith when he was very young and, after accruing a good deal of experience, opened his own workshop in 1929. The company was attributed the trademark Nr 39, by now the oldest one in Valenza.
In 1940 Carlo married Valeria who soon became the creative core of the company contributing with her love for colours and her sparkling imagination as a designer.
The workshop and the offices were located in Carlo’s and Valeria’s home and the clients were welcomed in their living-room; thus the fire-place became someway a symbol of their friendly attitude and of their lively creativity.
Since its very beginning Carlo Barberis jewellery has been characterized by elegant touches of fantasy and soon gained its reputation among jewellers for its colour gemstones. In these years Carlo Barberis starts experimenting and developing some new techniques that will contribute to the rich goldsmith tradition born in Valenza.