There is all spirit of the Roman Baroque in Alessio Boschi necklace, dedicated to Piazza Navona. We saw it in Basel among Paraiba tourmalines, emeralds and white diamonds that evoke water features, palladium and gold rose that shape mythological figures. The jewel is an architectural and iconographic map, from small details, such as the rectangular plaque hanging from clasp which is like the square commissioned by Pope Innocent X, the area formerly occupied by the Emperor Domitian stadium.
The three blue baguette symbolize the three fountains, but also the three lilies of the Pamphili’s arms, the Pope’s family. On the right, after a succession of concave emeralds Zambia, Mozambique Paraiba tourmalines, white diamonds, here are the Tritons of the Moro’s Fountain, the one who is taming a dolphin and those with shell horns from which flows water. All figures are in palladium 950, and rose gold plated to bring out the plasticity of modeling, such as the mermaid and the god Neptune, the namesake fountain, represented on the left side. But it is in everything that revolves around the imposing Paraiba tourmaline 80.5 carat and cut into pillow, where the spirit of Woods coincides perfectly with the definition of the Baroque given by the historian Bruno Zevi: a free spirit and a creative attitude. Plus the overwhelming imagination of an artist jeweler like Boschi.
In fact, the composition revolves around the characteristics of transparency, the stone and the choice to build a narration even on the back of the gem: held by four figures who personify the four rivers of the homonymous fountain in the center of the square. Between the Nile, Ganges, Danube and Rio de la Plata, the frame is engraved on the green background water of tourmaline with the shape of the obelisk, that in reality dominates the sculptural complex surrounded by lilies and a palm, elements of the Pamphili arms. In the same collection, inspired by the fountains, there is a ring with an extraordinary beryl as color and sheen and the Paraiba tourmalines degrade to represent the water foam. Two sculptural compositions, to see the wow effect look at them on Valeria Boschi. Monica Battistoni