Sapphires & diamonds in Florentine Renaissance style are a haute find
It’s hard to believe the gorgeous pieces you see were inspired by a temper tantrum. Such behavior typically doesn’t get you notoriety--at least not of the positive nature. But in this case it paid off...
It began in 1920 at a jewelry exposition in Madrid, when a certain young Italian jeweler caught the public’s attention by hurling an expensive com-pact out a window when a woman asked for a discount, shouting, “I am not a tradesman!” The next day, hundreds turned up to look at his booth, curi-ous to see the hot headed jeweler’s pieces. Everything sold. The jeweler was then invited to exhibit his work at a solo show; Spanish aristocrats came in droves, including the royal family who became lifelong clients. Poet Gabriele D’Annunzio dubbed him “The Prince of Goldsmiths”. The rest, shall we say is history. His work lives on with international acclaim through his brand, now thriving under the legacy of his children.
The pieces you see here represent the signature Florentine Renaissance design and technique of the slightly temperamental yet highly talented jew-eler. The pieces exude a rich textural quality often resembling a fine linen with every bit of the surface finished in a notable way. Sapphires and dia-monds find their place on brushed and textured 18K gold ingeniously cre-ated by one of Italy’s finest designers in the picturesque village of Rignano sull’Arno near Florence, Italy. Haute never looked so cool.
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