Rings and bracelets inspired by the plots painted by Leonardo da Vinci in Milan. He proposes them De Re ♦ ︎
There are those who are inspired by flowers, those who design usual lucky charms, those who propose jewelery in the shape of a heart or a star. Then, there is a craft jewelery in Udine (Italy) that follows a different idea: bijoux inspired by art and science. The bijoux by Monica De Re, in fact, are reworkings of masterpieces of the past, handmade with the American processing technique that replicates the work of jewelery, using ductile materials that allow the stones to be easy set.
For example, for the 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the designer was inspired by the genius of the Renaissance. In particular, the plant decorations found in the Sala delle Asse of the Sforza Castle in Milan, painted by Leonardo during his stay in the Lombard city between 1497 and 1499. The collection consists of bracelets and rings that recreate the effect of bonds and knots painted in this Leonardo masterpiece.
The bijoux are made of metal alloy, both in the version with antiqued gold finish and in the one in antiqued palladium, with embedding of Swarovski stones. The ring is available in two versions, high and low. Also this is worked in metallic fusion technically rendered with flat bas-relief, where knots, leaves and blackberries are visible which, in the hand setting of the stones are rubies. The ring is also developed on three floors compressed into a minimal millimeter scale realized in the antique gold variant and siam stones or antique palladium and light sapphire stones. The low ring has a smaller size and is found in the antique gold and antique palladium versions. Taking a leap into the Renaissance with Leonardo is not too expensive: the price of the rings ranges from 58 to 83 euros, the bracelets 207 euros. They are also sold online.