Cut

Cut

Sep
30

  Gigi Mariani Cut, 2020 Silver, 18kt yellow gold, patina earrings 2 x 2x 0,3cm Unique and Signed Gigi Mariani works with antique, almost forgotten techniques. Using niello, a blackener with the aid of sulfur, he conceals the preciousness of the noble metal. Under the application of heat, “blood clots” and cracks appear in the surfaces — making them appear marked by age. Mariani engages his instinctive approach of using the metal surface as a canvas, incorporating he expressive medium of niello, he interrupts that surface texture through his precise, geometric forms. In addition to precious metals, the basic materials of Gigi Mariani’s jewellery include iron, copper and brass. His incredibly sculptural and geometric wearable works of art have become a testament to Mariani’s incredible attention to materiality as both a goldsmith and visual artist.    

Elytra earrings

Sep
30

John Moore Elytra, 2019 reversible earrings, anodised aluminium, oxidised silver 14 cm long Unique Elytra is the entomological name for beetle wings, which inspired this collection. Multiple elytra, made from dyed, anodised aluminium, are clustered together to form overlapping patterns that remind us of fish scales,  flower petals and bird feathers. Earrings can be suspended upside down, causing the elytra to flare outwards, like an open pinecone.  

S (H) AVING – Scribble

Sep
13

Maria Sole Ferragamo S (H) AVING – Scribble, 2020 Gold plated brass and black varnish earrings Diameter 3.5 x 4 cm circa, weight 4g per earring Unique within an edition of 10 S(h)aving is the newborn project of SO-LE Studio that sees Maria Sole Ferragamo working for the first time with metal leftovers, exclusively for Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery. It was born in Sole’s favourite place to be: the factory. During one of her visits to the one that produces the metal elements of her leather jewellery, her attention was captured by a group of bins, containing shining little creatures. They were brass shavings – a mountain of them – of different forms and sizes, covered in oil and united in a huge tangle. Their destiny was to be melted into other brass, but Sole decided to explore the vibration that was there and asked if she could take some to the studio. These brass shavings had an energy, something to say, but never to be repeated. She handpicked each of them, open to explore what they could be transformed into. By following this flow each earring was born with a unique personality and form. The brass shaving is moulded and shaped by Sole’s […]

S (H) AVING – Scribble

Sep
13

Maria Sole Ferragamo S (H) AVING – Scribble, 2020 Gold plated brass earrings Diameter 3.5 x 4 cm, weight 4g per earring Unique within an edition of 10 S(h)aving is the newborn project of SO-LE Studio that sees Maria Sole Ferragamo working for the first time with metal leftovers, exclusively for Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery. It was born in Sole’s favourite place to be: the factory. During one of her visits to the one that produces the metal elements of her leather jewellery, her attention was captured by a group of bins, containing shining little creatures. They were brass shavings – a mountain of them – of different forms and sizes, covered in oil and united in a huge tangle. Their destiny was to be melted into other brass, but Sole decided to explore the vibration that was there and asked if she could take some to the studio. These brass shavings had an energy, something to say, but never to be repeated. She handpicked each of them, open to explore what they could be transformed into. By following this flow each earring was born with a unique personality and form. The brass shaving is moulded and shaped by Sole’s hands, then coated in […]

S (H) AVING – Nautilus

Sep
13

Maria Sole Ferragamo S ( H) AVING – Nautilus, 2020 Palladium plated brass and blue varnish earrings Diameter 3.5cm, weight 7g per earring Unique within an edition of 10 S(h)aving is the newborn project of SO-LE Studio that sees Maria Sole Ferragamo working for the first time with metal leftovers, exclusively for Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery. It was born in Sole’s favourite place to be: the factory. During one of her visits to the one that produces the metal elements of her leather jewellery, her attention was captured by a group of bins, containing shining little creatures. They were brass shavings – a mountain of them – of different forms and sizes, covered in oil and united in a huge tangle. Their destiny was to be melted into other brass, but Sole decided to explore the vibration that was there and asked if she could take some to the studio. These brass shavings had an energy, something to say, but never to be repeated. She handpicked each of them, open to explore what they could be transformed into. By following this flow each earring was born with a unique personality and form. The brass shaving is moulded and shaped by Sole’s hands, then coated […]

S (H) AVING – Nautilus

Sep
13

Maria Sole Ferragamo S (H) AVING -Nautilus, 2020 Gold plated brass earrings Diameter 3.5cm, weight 7g per earring Unique within an edition of 10 S(h)aving is the newborn project of SO-LE Studio that sees Maria Sole Ferragamo working for the first time with metal leftovers, exclusively for Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery. It was born in Sole’s favourite place to be: the factory. During one of her visits to the one that produces the metal elements of her leather jewellery, her attention was captured by a group of bins, containing shining little creatures. They were brass shavings – a mountain of them – of different forms and sizes, covered in oil and united in a huge tangle. Their destiny was to be melted into other brass, but Sole decided to explore the vibration that was there and asked if she could take some to the studio. These brass shavings had an energy, something to say, but never to be repeated. She handpicked each of them, open to explore what they could be transformed into. By following this flow each earring was born with a unique personality and form. The brass shaving is moulded and shaped by Sole’s hands, then coated in gold or palladium and […]

Segmenti – Sasso

May
12

Giorgio Vigna Sasso | 2019 18kt yellow gold, oxidised silver, diamonds earrings unique and signed

Man Ray

Apr
13

Ute Decker Man Ray, 2020 100% recycled silver texture, burnished edges, ear sculpture 6 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm Unique within a series. Signed  

Nidi (Nests)

Mar
27

Sissi Nidi (Nests), 2019 18kt gold threads earrings 8.3 x 5 cm circa Unique and signed With an artistic focus of anatomical study in relations to environmental elements, the artist brings forth new ways to interpret jewellery, as the work of art then transforms into a second skin of light and gold for the wearer. Sissi interlaces the symbolism of the bird’s nest with the anatomy of the human body by having the entire project completely handmade by herself, creating an ornate ring, a pair of earrings, and brooches that re-transforms into pendants. These embellished, yet delicate pieces act like sculptural works of her own. Carefully interwoven and welded with gold and silver threads, decorated with precious gemstones, Sissi’s contemplative process re-imagines a sculptural piece of art to work in tandem with the single wearer. It was pivotal to Sissi that she was personally involved with the crafting of Nests. Her hands-on experiences reflected in the handcraft deeply incorporates her conceptualisation of the delicate works of art as an extension of herself and of the wearer. Nests draws its symbolism from natural nests which provides a safe place and is transformed into a second skin of golden threads. Her compassionate […]

In Praise of Shadow

Mar
18

  Ute Decker In Praise of Shadow, 2014 18kt fair trade yellow gold and recycled bi-metal earrings Edition of 36 signed