Crafmanship, passion and beauty. Three words that represent Italian tradition and values through the filigree inserts and the handmande necklaces, the tri-colour gold and the rubies and sapphires. The Dolce & Gabbana Jewellery collection becames truly priceless only when it speaks to me of emotions, and these jewels do so, thanks to the devotion and the love that has been dedicated to them.
Tapping into Italy’s passion for la dolce vita, Dolce & Gabbana’s first fine-jewelry collection combines religion, romance, and the beauty of precious stones into several stories, each of which boasts a compelling title: Confession, Devotion, Sicily, Love, and Family.
Inspired by the italian island of Sicily, the collection transitions effortlessly from bejeweled rosaries and other religious iconography—a subject explored often by the design duo of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana—to delicate filigree charms that put the fine point on another favorite subject, Italian romance, as well as a devotion to Italian craft. Indeed, the Italian-made collection is handcrafted from 18k tri-color gold, accented with rubies, black sapphires, and pearls on Byzantine chains and lock-and-key pendants, while a flurry of charms (seen on the medal pendant charm necklaces grouped above) symbolize notions of faith, luck, and love, ultimately allowing the wearer to channel a sultry sophistication evocative of Sophia Loren.
Perfectly timed to the graceful retro trends popular this season, these jewels should be paired with the high-waisted pencil skirts and lacefitted bustiers seen on the Spring 2012 runways. There are enough crosses, black jade rosaries and delicate filigree ceramic images of the Virgin Mary to make the most molto sexy devote of the label happy. Recently arrived in stores, the 80-piece collection is exclusive in the US in three cities: Las Vegas (at The Forum Shops at Caesars), Los Angeles, and New York.