The jewel is a tribute to nature, in its forms, among its elements… A young elf in yellow gold plays an ancient tuba, immersed in a heart of blue turquoise that creates the bridge between the water element and the earth element, he himself has hybrid features that in the lower part resemble a marine creature and then culminate with a graceful headdress of hers that connects an earthly one to one side. The intense blue of the mineral evokes the sea but the reference to flowers is then well marked, the pendant has in fact a double aspect that allows it to be worn on both sides, as if to delight the owner of being able to have two jewels in one. While on one side the yellow gold leprechaun is visible playing, almost cradled by a sea wave, on the other there is a set of flowers delicately engraved in bas-relief on the mineral itself, alternating with these stand out gold leaves that derive from a small branch, the same branch that gradually turns into the elf’s headdress on the other side of the jewel. The small hybrid body symbolically combines two dominant elements of nature, all enclosed in the shape of a heart, just as the heart symbolizes the union and love between two people…
Technical description: Double face pendant in 750/1000 yellow gold with a turquoise heart. Gold g. 10
The jewel, made of white gold, combines materials of different origins, another example of union between sea and land, a pink shell and a precious black Tahiti pearl are in fact set through a refined frame of the noble metal, further adorned by the presence of some small blue diamonds. The pink element is precisely the heart of the Caribbean shell from which it was made, a soft and delicate shade that holds the natural jewel that comes from the sea, a beautiful black pearl from Polynesia. The gold frame follows a soft and sinuous line like a delicate wave that wraps and embeds the shell, the blue diamonds create small luminous points of that intense color which further contributes to evoking the thalassic environment. A unique jewel closely linked to the sea, colors and shapes in perfect harmony destined to cross the time…
Technical description: 750/1000 white gold pendant with shell, Tahiti pearl and blue diamonds Gold g. 17 Diamonds ct. 0.32 Price: €4670.00 SINGLE PIECE
Materials : Silver, yellow gold and freshwater pearls
Techinque: wax modelling, micro-fusion and hand finish
Inspired by Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione
A Woman of the Risorgimento, she was sent to France by her cousin Cavour with the intent of using her graces to seduce and convince the Emperor Napoleo III to side his troops with those of the Savoy house for the cause of Itaian indipendence.
The attempt succeeded and the two became lovers.
Napoleon III showered her with jewels incuding a necklace of 5 rounds of pearls which she often wore. The jewel represents two lovers, he embraces her and in between the two bodies a shape in silver brings to mind the shape of a unified Italy, reason for which the two met.
The man and the woman are also joined by a thread of pearls which remembers one of te most famous gifts the Emperor gave to the Countess.