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 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 SINGLE PIECE
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 SINGLE PIECE