PRECIOUS METALS ON DISPLAY
Gold is special, no question about that. But what makes it so special? So special that myths, stories and legends have always been grown around the precious metal. For instance, the Greek saga about King Midas teaches that gold is not everything — the avarice for gold is often fatal. But also in reality, people have always been fascinated by gold and today the popularity of the yellow precious metal has not diminished.
The term gold is derived from the Indo-European language. In Latin, gold was called Aurum, which is why the chemical element symbol is Au. The precious metal is very durable and, unlike other metals, is difficult to dissolve even with acids. All precious metals, not only gold but also silver, platinum or palladium, for example, are extremely resistant to corrosion. Therefore, they do not rust and are also difficult to decompose. All very important reasons why gold is so sought after. Especially in jewelry making it is always the first choice for me. Costume jewelry is cheap and contemporary, but it is a lot of times a disappointment. The life span is often very short, the jewelry is not preserved and – even if – it devalues the outfit in the worst case.
Genuine jewelry retains its value, enhances the outfit and becomes part of the whole look. It emphasizes and supports its significance. Also, a lot of thought and care goes into its creation. The jewelry’s weight, wear comfort and appearance are being considered. Craftsmanship, design and value are the center of attention. POMELLATO, a traditional jewelry maker established in the late 1960s and SPINELLI KILCOLLIN, contemporary jewelry design from Los Angeles, both combine remarkable appearance, carefully selected materials, and traditional craftsmanship.
Jewelry courtesy of POMELLATO & SPINELLI KILCOLLIN
Stones sourced in Malibu, California
The Greek saga of King Midas teaches that gold is not everything — the avarice for gold is often fatal. But also in reality, people have always been fascinated by gold and today the popularity of the yellow precious metal has not diminished.
Timeless design with that certain extra. Spinelli Kilcollin make their creations in gold and silver, refined with diamonds, sapphires or even rubies. The Los Angeles duo draws inspiration from modern architecture for their pieces, which are made using traditional wire drawing and diamond pavé techniques. Something you can see — the creations are minimalist works of art with clear forms and interplaying connections. As a result, the rings can be worn stacked on one finger, or divided over several fingers on one hand — a signature feature of the brand. Clean, conceptual and innovative design: Spinelli Kilcollin was founded by husband and wife duo Yves Spinelli and Dwyer Kilcollin in Los Angeles in 2010. The background of the two founders makes the brand even more fascinating than it already is.
Yves Spinelli was born in Honolulu and is the son of an Italian hair stylist. Spinelli came into contact with the fashion world through his father Antoine Spinelli, who commuted between Hawaii and New York City. Dwyer Kilcollin is a contemporary artist whose work is dedicated to physical and virtual space as well as a navigation between form and image. Every piece of jewelry by Spinelli Kilcollin is handmade by artisans in Los Angeles.
Founded in Milan in 1967 by Pino Rabolini, Pomellato was the first haute joaillerie brand to turn to the prêt-à-porter vision and introduce it to the world of jewelry. Rabolini has been close to the world of jewelry from the earliest days, as he was born into a traditional goldsmith family. The name Pomellato, which he chose as the name for his creations, is derived from the blue horse, a pied horse breed. Pomellato brings a slightly different and more modern philosophy to the classic art of jewelry making, without giving up high quality.
The graphic shapes of Pomellato jewelry are simple and clear, the gold is processed in a modern way — hammered and sandblasted. Rabolinis personal and artistic approach quickly became iconic. Jewelry that is in line with fashion became a characteristic symbol of the Italian company at an early time. And what it still is today. The precious pieces of jewelry are created in Milan from the signature combination of elegant rose-gold with radiant diamonds and colored gemstones — a result of skilled craftsmanship.
Founded in Milan in 1967 by Pino Rabolini, Pomellato was the first haute joaillerie brand to turn to the prêt-à-porter vision and introduce it to the world of jewelry.