The Animal & Fish series by Alessio Boschi: brooches and earrings with pearls, gold and precious stones in a whirling baroque fantasy (and cheerful) ♦ ︎
Who does not know Alessio Boschi does not know the jewelry. Or, better, he has never seen what kind of jewelry can turn into the hands of a sculptor lent to the art of composing with gold, precious stones. And pearls. But not the round ones, too perfect pearls, to put on a necklace. The pearls that Alessio Boschi chooses are extravagant, inharmonious, asymmetrical keshi pearls. Which, precisely, for this, are transformed into volumes around which to compose. For example, Alessio Boschi has chosen a series of lumpy pearls that, like a spell, come to life in the body of animals, like fish or birds.
But, be careful, those who do not know Alessio Boschi do not even know the magic. Because the Italian designer is able to create jewels that surprise at first sight, and continue to surprise once you realize that the jewel hides another jewel in turn. Like for the White Shark brooch presented in 2017: a shark with embedded stones that hides, behind a small door on the lower side, a pair of dangling earrings. Then there is the surprise of the surprise, because the earrings are, in turn, decomposable (we talked about it more widely here https://is.gd/xXKndy).
Also the rest of the Animal & Fish series is not far different. But, compared to the “animalia” series by other designers, those of Alessio Boschi have a further advantage: they are cheerful, they put in a good mood.