From Brazil a new trendy designer in the jewelry world: Bia Tambelli ♦ ︎
The clichés describe Brazil as the home of carnival, football and samba. Yet there is another aspect of Brazil that is less known, at least to the general public: jewelry design. The wide availability of colored stones, from emeralds to tourmalines, and the imagination of young jewelers in cities like San Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, have widened the proposal for innovations. An example is Bia Tambelli, 30, who joined the Design Room of VicenzaOro, the section of the fair reserved for the trendy authors. In short, she is a novelty, even if she is now a trendy signature in jewelry. It is no coincidence that she grew up in Minas Gerais, an area in Brazil where there are many stones mines (in particular the tourmaline), while she was formed as a designer in modern San Paulo, where she studied art. Her jewelery brand is recent. Indeed, very recent: in 2017 she founded high-end brands, Bia Tambelli Creations. In the notes that accompany her presentation, the objective of creating jewelry also unites uncommon conceptual goals: she wants, in fact, «to contribute to the spiritual growth of the individual through the energy and strength that the stones, inserted into architectures of lines and symbols full of meaning, radiate».
For the moment, jewels are made to order, waiting for a wider distribution. Prices, translated into euros: from around 1,400 for smaller pieces (such as Portal piercing) to around 40,000 euros for the most important pieces (such as the Arpia choker). Margherita Donato