Anello con topazio Blu London
Anello con topazio Blu London

Laurent Gandini’s twisted jewels

Torsade, collection signed by Laurent Gandini, is one of the typical elements of Baroque architecture. Just think of the columns surrounding the altar inside St. Peter’s Basilica, designed by Bernini in the first half of the seventeenth century. But the twist is an element that is also well suited to jewelry, for example with the use of intertwined gold threads.

Anello in oro rosa 9 carati e topazio Blue London
9ct rose gold and Blue London topaz ring

And also in the Torsade collection of the Milanese jeweler there are edges in 9 carat rose gold that form an endless spiral and that enclose natural stones of different colors. For example, amethyst, prasiolite, blue London topaz, square or octagonal cut, are surrounded by a twisted gold motif.

Anello con prasiolite a taglio ottagonale
Ring with octagonal cut prasiolite

There is little information about Laurent Gandini. He apparently studied medieval history at university, but then he chose to be a jewelry designer. He worked for Missoni, but in 1990 he went on his own and launched his range of jewelry made in Milan. It is inspired by popular tradition motifs, such as ex-votos, but also by architectural styles, such as the rose windows of medieval Lombard churches. I expect him not surprising given his youth studies.

Orecchini Torsade con topazio Blue London
Torsade earrings with Blue London topaz
Orecchini con prasiolite
Earrings with prasiolite
Anello con ametista chiara
Ring with light amethyst
Anello Maxi con cristallo di rocca
Maxi ring with rock crystal

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