Precise, but whimsical, surprising jewels: here are the new creations of Ornella Iannuzzi ♦ ︎
Ornella Iannuzzi is an Italian-born designer, but grew up in the mountains of Grenoble, with a watchmaker father. From years, she is based in London, where she created esclusive jewels, unique pieces from the archaic form and modern, where the stones come back to be stones in the form in which they was extracted from the ground.
Her jewels are intended for an audience of fans, but to the nespoke jewellery, she has added collections pret a porter, to a wider audience. Ornella is in jewelery business from only a few years, focusing on a small production of commissioned pieces, made of 18-carat gold, with precious stones like Ethiopian opal, tourmaline and garnet. His first collection for the public is called Les Corallines and silver and gold vermeil: was launched in 2013. Although she is using rough stones, the Ornella work is difficult: to realize a ring also employs 180 hours of work. For a pendant, L’Exceptionnelle, Awarded the Gold Award at the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Awards (the Oscars of the jewelery), made of white gold with a 45-carat tanzanite and diamond crystal has taken more than 200 hours. Alessia Mongrando