14K yellow gold, the High Sari Odisha Ring, with brown zircon, white diamond and lacquer enamel
14K yellow gold, the High Sari Odisha Ring, with brown zircon, white diamond and lacquer enamel

The new jewels by Alice Cicolini

Alice Cicolini’s new jewels: the Indian tradition of enamel ♦ ︎

Among the descriptions of herself that Alice Cicolini provides, there is this: former director of Arts & Culture for the British Council in India, she remains closely linked to Indian craftsmanship and design. This is the starting point of one of the most refined designers in London. For example, she uses a technique called champlevé, a glazing tradition that artisans in India prefer to work on 23.5 carat gold, given the softness of the metal it allows a more detailed and expressive work.

Anello Jodhpur in oro 22 carati, smeraldo e smalto
Anello Jodhpur in oro 22 carati, smeraldo e smalto

The enamel, explains Alice, is a combination of earth, pigmented glass and metal, heated to fire and used in the grooves created by the engraving on the metal and then polished with agate stone to create extraordinarily vivid colors. Much jewellery is made in Jaipur, Rajasthan, but for some time much of our work is now made in London by master craftsmen from the city. Following the Indian tradition, Alice Cicolini also uses this technique, with surprising results, alongside the classic precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. Like the new pieces that the designer has created, but which always follow her personal style, a bridge between the great India and the West.

Orecchini Memphis kimono candy hoops in oro 14K, lacca, tormalina rosa, ametista, rubino sintetico, granato, zaffiro viola
Memphis kimono candy hoops earrings in 14K gold, lacquer, pink tourmaline, amethyst, synthetic ruby, garnet, purple sapphire
Anello in oro 14 carati, smalto, zaffiro orange
Ring in 14k gold, enamel, orange sapphire
Orecchini Memphis in oro 14 carati, opale di fuoco, lacca
Memphis earrings in 14k gold, fire opal, lacquer
Anello in oro 22 carati, argento, ametista lavanda, lacca
Ring in 22 carat gold, silver, lavender amethyst, lacquer
Anello in oro giallo 22 carati, argento, lacca, crisoprasio, diamanti
Ring in 22k yellow gold, silver, lacquer, chrysoprase, diamonds
Anello in oro giallo 22 carati, smalto vetroso, zaffiri rosa, diamante
Ring in 22k yellow gold, vitreous enamel, pink sapphires, diamond
Orecchini in oro fiallo 9 carati, rubini, zaffiri rosa, tormalina watermelon intagliata a mano, spinello briolette, tornalina rosa
Earrings in 9 carat yellow gold, rubies, pink sapphires, hand-carved watermelon tourmaline, briolette spinel, pink tornaline

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