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Italy's capital of gold

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

VICENZA, Italy -- Vicenza is quaintly medieval at its center, a dense jumble of old butter-toned dwellings along narrow byways that occasionally give way to some of the Renaissance's most elegant architecture, but these structures mask an industrial might that has made this small city Italy's most productive capital of jewelry.

''We were born to do this kind of thing,'' said Roberto Coin, whose namesake company is one of Vicenza's most successful brands worldwide. ''We were born to create ...