Silver in Sculpture
Nature, silver and sculpture: a trio of words that, in jewellery, could be translated as inspiration, material and manufacture. This is what happens if the creative process is headed by designers who have adopted silver as their favorite noble material for making authentic, wearable, miniature sculptures, often inspired by naturalistic contexts.
«When I think of my jewelry, I don't want people to say that it is beautiful because that would turn them into trivial souvenirs. I want them to be fragments of bliss to be placed on the table in quiet moments... », says Maria Luisa Pianegonda, founder and designer of the brand Maria e Luisa Jewels who, in order to exploit the seductive power of silver, entrusts it to expert silversmiths, capable of modelling it into unexpected shapes. Each of her jewels is the result of passionate, careful and meticulous craftsmanship that captures the magical dimension between light and shadow.
For Giovanni Raspini, silver is the ideal ally for creating important jewelry since it can display the most meticulous chiaroscuro. The Tuscan designer's pieces express naturalistic concepts through essential lines or figurative
Antonella Reina, Editor VO+