While in Milan, I was able to attend Verdi's famous opera “La Traviata” that tells the bittersweet love story of a beautiful and wealthy Parisian. The first act opens with a gorgeous aria “Ah, fors’ è lui...Sempre libera” that is a lilting, airy, tribute to live a carefree life. While the sentiment was light the effect of the soprano’s solo was grand and bold. Inspiration hit.
I wanted a piece of jewelry that would capture the essence of lightness in a bold performance. So our maestro Daniele tapped into the incredible talents of Italian metalsmiths that specialize in creating the lightest and most delicate precious metals in the world. This took us to the epicenter of precious metal masterpieces— Arezzo.
The intricate metalwork seen here is Italian Byzantine design at its best. Covered in 18K yellow gold, the traditional woven design crescendos slightly at the center for a breathtaking performance. When I saw the exquisite result, one name, and one name only came to mind. Aria, which is Italian for ‘air’ and of course a striking solo musical performance. Our Aria Necklace has mastered its role beautifully. Not only will it draw rave reviews, it won’t weigh heavy on your wallet.