The furniture jewels of the New York designer Zani Gugelmann for her brand Santo di Zani ♦ ︎
Rings that open, like those in the Renaissance that hid poison. Or pendants with moving elements, like petals that bloom and turn into crosses. The style of Zani Gugelmann, designer of New York, does not lack imagination. And she herself has an unusual life: she was a lacrosse champion, a team game popular mainly in the US and Canada, after graduating in jewelry design she worked as Pr, then she went to Peru, the mother’s original country. Finally, she is back in New York, she transforms her hobby, the jewels, into a successful profession. And he founded Santo by Zany.
The inspiration is that of certain jewels of the past, like those of the Victorian era.
The Alma collection, on the other hand, recalls the insidious rings used to hide poisons or messages inside them. In this case, instead, hidden is a small stone, sapphires or tourmalines. The jewels are made in New York with 18 and 14 carat gold, precious and semiprecious stones, enamel and laser engraving. Because before the craftsmanship in the realization comes the CAD design, necessary for such complex jewels, with tiny pins and hinges. Jewels to play with as well as to wear. Margherita Donato