To make a small masterpiece from the piece of the seashell to be carved, or the “aggarbato” piece, the carver fixes it with a glue based on Greek pitch whose recipe is jealously handed down from generation to generation, recorded on a wooden stick.

The magic can begin. The design to be carved is sketched out onto the shell, specially prepared by the master artisan and, cut after cut, a new work of art begins to take shape.

It is in this prodigious transformation that the great cultural heritage of Torre del Greco is found, which the Di Luca family transfers into every piece of jewellery.