Pietra is a captivating collection named after the Italian word for "stone." This exquisite collection celebrates the artistry of lapidary techniques, showcasing beautifully shaped and cut gemstones. Embracing the origins and mythology surrounding these stones, Pietra honours the ancient belief in their magical properties. Throughout history, civilisations like the Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks revered stone crystals as powerful talismans. Embark on a journey, where Brazilian-cut gemstones unite with ancient beliefs and the timeless allure of lapidary craftsmanship.
As rare as precious stones, ancient coins, sourced from antiquarians and auction houses, are referred to as “gemme nummarie” (nummary gems). In the past, they were carefully stowed away and left forgotten. Now, they have been carefully selected for their value, beauty and as witness of a bygone era.
The collection is inspired by the Byzantine Empress Theodora, wife of Emperor Justinian I. During her reign Hagia Sofia, the great basilica later turned mosque that dominates Istanbul, was built. The designs draw reference from the use of mosaics and colour in this architectural wonder as well as in Theodora’s personal adornment.
Punta Di Diamante
Inspired by the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, who's exterior consists of some 8,500 white marble blocks carved to represent diamonds. This iconic collection brings to life coloured semi-precious stones that have been sculpted to reproduce this diamond-like effect.