In the footsteps of time

Title of the jewel: “In the footsteps of time”

The jewel represents a journey through time, places and different forms of art;
in a single piece coexists the goldsmith art of the Florentine Renaissance, the micro-mosaic in marble that recalls the ancient Roman floors and a mythological figure daughter of the ancient Greek civilization, cradle of Mediterranean culture.
It is a journey through the author’s own experience,
the face of Medusa recalls the themes of mythology appreciated since childhood, the material from which it was obtained is lava stone from Vesuvius and geographically leads to that Campania land to which he himself belongs through his origins, land of unique places in the world such as the ancient city of Pompeii, which through its excavations and its archaeological finds has always fascinated Ivan, hence the love for ancient Roman mosaics.
The journey then continues through the goldsmith’s art that unites everything, it is clear the reference to the Florentine techniques so much appreciated, learned and perfected in a training course that took place however far from the Tuscan capital but rather in the region where his atelier lives and is based. ; that territory between the lakes of Lombardy where Ivan has learned the work he loves and which he transmits through works like this one.

Embracing the sea

Anello artigianale in oro bianco diamanti brown e perla

Unique 18 kt white gold ring with freshwater scaramazza pearl and brown diamonds, handmade by modeling the wax and adapting it directly to the irregular shapes of the pearl.
It is a clear tribute to the beauty of aquatic nature and thanks to the unique shape of the pearl, the whole jewel is an unparalleled piece …

Ippocampo necklace in white gold, freshwater pearls and brown diamonds

Collana - Ippocampo- in oro bianco, perle d'acqua dolce e diamnti brown - Mediterraneo


The water element has always been essential for life, as well as in the seas also on earth.
From the deepest abysses to the highest peaks, what appears to us as the best work of art is always her: “Nature”
This jewel is a small tribute to the marine world which, like a marvelous casket, holds multiple forms of life and colors in perfect balance.
The submerged nature, which fascinates us so much, is just like a jewel,

there is always something that arouses our emotion …

Necklace with freshwater pearls, hippocampus in white gold and pendant drops in white gold and brown diamonds

The Mask

Ciondolo-spilla in oro bianco con maschera in corallo pelle d'angelo e perla d'acqua dolce - pezzo unico-Mediterraneo

The combination of different styles is something that has always fascinated me, giving a double or more meanings to a jewel makes it unique and interesting, this is the case of this pendant/brooch, the mask subject, carved on pink coral from the Pacific Ocean depicts a mask that recalls the carnival figures but in particular the face of Pulcinella, icon of the Neapolitan city.
It is therefore a jewel with a clear reference to a Mediterranean style, the theme of farce linked to the mask is further accentuated by the ornamental part in white gold, which due to its shape recalls the headdress of a jester and another style is introduced of workmanship, the metal worked in tulle thanks to the fretwork technique, that imitation of the textures of a fabric that were so fashionable from the mid-1800s onwards.
A mask with different aspects, as it should be… A jewel that crosses different places and styles…

Technical description:
Pendant/brooch in 18 kt white gold with angel skin mask.
Gold g. 14

Coral satyr

Ciondolo-spilla in oro giallo con Satiro in corallo - pezzo unico -Mediterraneo

A figure from ancient Greek-Roman mythology with hybrid features, a human aspect with goat details, the Satyr depicted in this pendant has a smiling appearance, as if to convey immediate joy. Obtained from a part of red coral, it immediately leads back to a marine territory, land and islands which were an integral part of the two ancient civilizations mentioned above.
Its being a semi-divine figure of the woods has given inspiration to the creation of the decorative part in yellow gold, which while adapting to the shape of the coral keeps its characteristic workmanship clearly visible by reproducing the natural veins of a vegetable, a green shell of a wild hazelnut .
The shiny gold part alternates with the opaque one almost as if to create a satyr’s garment, a soft hat, a tie-related dress.
An imaginative game for a pendant/brooch with a unique charm…

Technical description:
18 kt yellow gold pendant/brooch with coral satyr
Gold g. 38.8