Pietro Consagra Orecchini, 1998 18kt yellow gold earrings with white diamonds Unique and signed In 1952 Pietro Consagra (Trapani, 1920) chose a frontal approach, eliminating volume and three-dimensional effects from his sculpture and opting for a single point of view designed to create a more direct, immediate dialogue with the spectator. Regarding his activity in the field of jewellery, apart from a piece created personally by him in 1947-48 for a friend, which was more a manifesto in favor of abstract sculpture then a real ornament, Consagra has collaborated with the three most important producers of art jewellery: Masenza, the Fumanti brothers and GianCarlo Montebello. The frontal dimension of his artistic experimentation is also reflected in the jewels created by his design, adapted mainly to be transformed into brooches or pendants, distinguished by the play of intarsia and engraving on foil, or by the superimposition of elements treated in different manners: the contrast between the glossy and the opaque, colour and monochrome and pavé of diamonds.
Carlos Cruz-Diez Physichromie Earring D, 2014 18kt yellow gold sterling silver 925 ceramic electroplated earrings 2.7 x 1.4 cm Edition of 10 Signed and numbered Carlos Cruz-Diez presents his limited edition of earrings, necklaces and rings, with Chromointerférence and Physichromies, which were developed by Familia Cruz-Diez in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani. The fine jewellery designed by Carlos Cruz-Diez allows us to carry on our hands or neck small Physichromies where the colour comes and goes, evolving in space as we move. Whilst in Chromointerférence pieces the jewel generates wave motions when it is manipulated.
Fausto Melotti Ruote, circa 1985 18kt yellow gold earrings Edition 8/8 Filippini Edition (Gemma Gioielli) Rejecting the traditional sculptural emphasis on volume and form, Fausto Melotti’s sculptures are de-materialized, penetrable and incorporate the empty space that passes through them. Emphatically geometric and rhythmically balanced, these works fuse Melotti’s love for mathematics and music. They have rigorous geometric proportions based on the golden section of base/height ratio and harmoniously combine straight lines and curves with concave and convex forms to create a sense of musical “counterpoint”. The jewels created in the 1980s carry the same pioneering, new genre of his modern sculptures.
Giorgio Vigna Segmenti, 2014 Oxidised silver and 18kt yellow gold earrings with diamonds 2.7 x 2.8 cm Unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s artistic pathway is a journey out of the ordinary expressed by the strong link between his broad artistic research and nature, and the relationship that connects form and matter. In the jewellery, as much as in his artistic production, Vigna shows his versatility. The artist creates unique pieces expressing the diverse disciplines he works with: the virtues of glass, the jewellery as sculpture, and the soul of the precious.
Kendell Geers Within earshot, 2011 18kt yellow gold bullet earrings 2.6 x 3.6 x 0.6 cm Edition of 10 Signed and numbered The 2011 collaboration between Kendell Geers and Elisabetta Cipriani resulted in three different iconic pieces that convey the characteristic intensity of the artist’s works. Within Earshot are a pair of earrings casted from a real exploded bullet used by the artist to realise one of a series of sculptures made of bulletproof glass shot at with a rifle.