Antonini under the volcano with the Etna collection: gold, rhodium silver and diamonds ♦ ︎
From Matera to Syracuse, from Syracuse to Etna, the volcano that overlooks Catania, in Sicily. Antonini is a historic Maison in Milan that, like many Italians (and others) in the North, loves Mediterranean atmospheres with strong colors. Naturally, given that Antonini is famous for its modern and often surprising design, the South is filtered through the lenses of the style that characterizes the brand’s collections.
In this case, the first aspect that you can be seen in front of the Etna collection are the surfaces of the jewels. Often concave, as in the rings, the surfaces are studded with small irregularities, so studied that they seem casual. It is an effect that simulates a stony ground, as in nature. But these little obstacles guard, in reality, tiny diamonds that increase the “sparkle” of the jewel. In some models the diamonds are transformed into a complete pavé on the whole surface. Rings, bracelets, earrings and colliers, reminiscent of the lava stones of Etna, Unesco heritage, are made of gold or black rhodium silver. Lavinia Andorno