I nspired by elements such as Venetian lace, Etruscan patterns, Italian vegetation, insects and animals, the singular designs of family firm Buccellati have gained international acclaim since its founding 100 years ago. It was Italian jeweller Mario Buccellati, taken with the splendour of Greek and Renaissance craftsmanship, who formed the Buccellati style by merging ancient goldsmithing techniques, such as engraving and chiselling, with an expert use of white and yellow gold. These rich textures brought Buccellati designs to life by imitating linen, imparting a lustrous sheen, or featuring embellished leaves and flowers. Created in 1988 and 1990 by Gianmaria Buccellati, the “Jacqueline” matching set of necklace and ear clips captures the Italian heritage brand’s trademark blend of delightfully unexpected colour combinations and varied textures. With these special jewels, relish the delicate and sophisticated level of craftsmanship that has become synonymous with Buccellati.
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Amethyst and citrine demi-parure, “Jacqueline”
Sumptuous parures or demi-parures offer myriad options for mixing and matching the set. These ear clips hold two amethysts in the central red gold griffe mounting.
The largest stone, a 35.66-carat citrine, is embraced by a rosette of 10 leaves and given pride of place in the necklace’s drop-shaped pendant.
Lively jewel tones are a Buccellati trademark, and this piece includes six amethysts (a purple quartz favoured by Catherine the Great) and seven citrines.
- Segrinato Engraving
A hallmark engraving style of the brand, segrinato creates overlapping lines, as seen in the yellow gold leaves with their red gold venations.
Each stone is set within a yellow gold rosette, reflecting an interest in nature that is carried through the entirety of the design as well as Buccellati’s history.