Argento, COLLANE, vetrina — July 28, 2022 at 4:40 am

The embroideries of Laurent Gandini




In Milan, a designer who follows the popular tradition of ex votos and interprets it in a refined way: Laurent Gandini ♦

The popular tradition, like that of ex-votos (precious objects that are found in Catholic churches for a grace received from some saint) is transformed into jewels: Laurent Gandini is a designer who loves the present looking to the past. He lives and works in Milan since 1990, with a style in contrast to the minimalism of many of his colleagues. Gandini takes inspiration from the folk tradition  but, of course, reworked to create very complex jewelry, which require a long and precise work. Symbols and myths have become metal embroidery, precious lace that make earrings, necklaces or rings.

Collana con cuore ex voto in oro 9 carati
Collana con cuore ex voto in oro 9 carati

They are not only related to the sacred environment, but also from profane superstition or, perhaps, the nineteenth-century iconography. It is almost obvious that such jewelry is the result of a work which is also anchored to the past, from the traditional manual realization, through the technique of lost wax. Farewell galvanization: here files are used on the metal, and the stones are popular ones, such as rock crystal. Prices: it depends on the version of the jewelry, if silver or gold. For example, a pair of earrings in silver filigree cost 350 Euros, while for the same model, but in gold, you go up to 1350 euro.

Orecchini chandelier in oro rosa 9 carati e labradorite
Orecchini chandelier in oro rosa 9 carati e labradorite
Orecchini in oro rosa 9 carati
Orecchini in oro rosa 9 carati
Anello in oro 9 carati e cristallo di rocca
Anello in oro 9 carati e cristallo di rocca
Orecchini in oro 9 carati e cristallo di rocca
Orecchini in oro 9 carati e cristallo di rocca
Anello in argento e oro 9 carati con cristallo di rocca
Anello in argento e oro 9 carati con cristallo di rocca

Orecchini in oro rosa 9 carati con motivo di stelle
Orecchini in oro rosa 9 carati con motivo di stelle







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