The gears of old watches are transformed into jewels in the collections of Barabac by Ludovica Andrina ♦
Young designers in historic homes: this is the case of Ludovica Andrina, a Piedmontese designer who creates Barababac’s jewels in an eighteenth-century house, a stone’s throw from Ivrea (Italy). Even the theme of his production, among other things, has to do with the concept of time: Ludovica’s jewels are different from one another and use the gears of old watches, reused for rings and necklaces. Curious, isn’t it? Another singular aspect: the name Barababac means cornflower in Piedmontese dialect. The jewels become bracelets or rings, in which the small toothed wheels of the watches are transformed into small stars set and covered with a layer of transparent, vitrified, and enamel material. The proposed pieces use 925 silver, plated with 21kt gold.
Ludovica Andrina has attended the University of Art History in Turin, before continuing her education at the Jewelery and Goldsmith school in Milan. She launched her own brand in 2014 and uses his proven Turin artisans to make his collections. Her silver jewelry is hammered and enriched with brown diamonds, sapphires, garnets, amethysts and quartzes. Colored stones that can be modulated to create always new and the most precious combinations.