From wedding dresses to jewelry. And from Japan to Milan, passing through New York. Melania Fumiko Benassi, a designer specialized in wedding dresses, presented a jewelry collection inspired by the Ginkgo Biloba leaf.
The choice of the subject, an exotic plant, is consistent with the designer’s double name. From a Trentino family, she lived in Japan as a child and then in the USA. And the second name (Fumiko) was chosen in honor of a teacher of the tea ceremony. From the Land of the Rising Sun Melania Fumiko has also brought pleasure to the clean lines that characterize Japanese design.
The jewels are designed to complete the outfit designed and created by the designer, but also as a gift for witnesses and bridesmaids. The Ginkgo Biloba leaf, among other things, also has the symbolic meaning of rebirth, vitality and immutability of things. And the irregular pavé of yellow sapphires and emeralds is inspired by the seasons of autumn and spring.
The collection consists of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, cufflinks and rings, handcrafted by a Milanese goldsmith workshop. The materials are 18-carat white, yellow and pink gold. Each jewel is handmade and is available in a gold-only version, or in gold and pavé-set with precious stones or brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted to make the gems brighter (they should also receive light from the back surface). In addition to the women’s line, men’s cufflinks are also available in 925 silver.