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.
Pendant in 18 kt yellow and white gold with red coral and brown diamonds.
The jewel was made entirely by hand, the clown obtained through a skilful burin engraving of the coral and the precious metal applied to it was worked through various techniques: from wax modeling and subsequent investment casting, to the tulle fretwork carried out directly on the metal .
The jewel is a unique piece that contains in small spaces a set of high craftsmanship, with only 8.45 grams of gold it is possible to see a juxtaposition of goldsmith techniques of the Florentine Renaissance to a material with warm colors typical of a Mediterranean style.
The Infinity collection was born from a collaboration between the goldsmith Ivan Barbato and the mosaicist Fabio Bordi. Originally made of bronze, the Infinity line has been enriched with new collection models in gold and silver.
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 …
925 silver ring made by hand modeling of wax and obtained in metal through the ancient lost wax casting technique. The subject depicted is an ancient divinity, the famous “Aeolus” god of the winds, who through his breath moves the air that envelops our world …
Pendant earrings in 925 silver modeled in wax and obtained in metal through lost-wax casting. The figurative subject is freely inspired by ancient masks, creating a combination of theatrical faces and allegories.
The partnership between the goldsmith Ivan Barbato and the mosaic maker Fabio Bordi has been further strengthened with the participation the Tuscan company of Luciano Gelisio, specialized in the creation of handcrafted leather bags.
The outcome is an exclusive leather bag, enriched with bronze and micromosaic ornamentation, showing all the typical characteristics of an authentic Made in Italy product.