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 …
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
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.