TOURMALINE RING BY TAFFIN: WHERE ART MEETS INTELLECT

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TOURMALINE RING BY TAFFIN: WHERE ART MEETS INTELLECT BRIGHT COLORS AND SMOOTH SHAPES WORKING IN UNISON IN A SMART DESIGN

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The Taffin ring with a green tourmaline surrounded by smooth circles of green chartreuse (the yellow-green hue resembling the color of French chartreuse liqueurs), pale blue, emerald green and bright purple, possesses the seductive appeal of a bizarre candy which you have just unwrapped. Silky and tempting, it hasn’t yet started melting, and invites you to discover the delicious sweetness of its mysterious taste.

Few jewelers know how to look at stones and understand them, and then find just the right frame to make the gems look special or cool, magical or whimsical, mysterious or ultramodern, but Taffin is one of those jewelers.

Their playful and intellectual approach to stones and high jewelry makes these pieces highly artistic and, at the same time, easily wearable. Neither too solid nor too extravagant – exactly the right amount of flirtatious colorfulness with eye-catching shapes that generate designs that are immediately recognizable, avant-garde and unexpected.

Each stone has a character which can be lost when surrounded by the wrong architecture. Employing artistry, logic and intellect, the House of Taffin finds the sweet spot for every gem, making it shine and speak to the eyes and emotions of its beholders.

FEMININE FUTURISM BY FABIO SALINI

LUSCIOUS TITANIUM GRAPES FOR THE EARS OF A BOLD, MODERN GODDESS

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"Creating is an emotional process, so inspiration
can come from whatever touches your soul or
particularly catches your eyes: a color, a texture,
an architectural detail, a painting, a picture, a sunset."

"Fashion and jewelry might seem superficial
in these times, but our job is made of creativity
and passion which are an expression of love,
and love is what all of us want."

Fabio Salini

The blue and purple earrings by Fabio Salini are a contemporary poem to extraordinary women, inspirational art and mighty technology. Their massive size is counterbalanced by their component material: light and sturdy titanium, used widely in space and marine engineering because of its resistance to corrosion, fatigue and cracking, and tolerance for high temperatures.

Titanium is not the only unconventional material employed by the modernist Roman jeweler and designer. Other-worldly and futuristic, many of his creations feature unusual ingredients: natural objects like horns and eggs, bamboo and straw, non-precious components like rope and leather, industrial elements like copper thread, even carbon fiber – a high-tech, space-age, immensely strong, deep black material that adds a touch of a mystic, deep-space void and impenetrability to his intelligently engineered, ultra-modern and architectural, geometrical and delicate, voluminous and elaborate creations.

Trained in geology and gemology, Fabio Salini worked at the jewelry and watchmaking moguls Cartier and Bulgari where he developed his unique, eclectic, modern and imaginative style which earned him international fame and awards. Starting with his own collection which Salini presented to the world in 1999, he has been using new forms and unusual combinations of materials, looking for inspiration in contemporary art and artistic collaborations, innovating and experimenting to modernize and galvanize the spirit of high jewelry and make it what he believes it is: an expression of art. “If you don’t change the rules, if you don’t dare, you don’t bring anything new into the world,” Fabio Salini explained his philosophy to Vogue

Disagreeing with the idea that a jewel is inherently a symbol of the wearer’s status, Fabio provides a new outlook on the relation between the monetary value of the jewel’s ingredients and its artistic, personal and emotional worth. In his interview with Vivienne Becker, he stresses that the true preciousness of a jewel has to be discovered, revealed slowly, understood profoundly and most of all cherished by the wearer. 

Massive, vivid and dramatic, the titanium semispheres of the blue and purple earrings catch the light and give back extraordinary breams of energy. Like powerful magnets, whose wild temper has been mitigated by their feminine, soft volumes, these deific mini-shields are meant to attract all the glances in the space around them.

Are you the modern goddess – avant-garde, bold and adventurous – ready for a mighty dose of attention? Then these bunches of futuristic grapes are for you! Enjoy their irresistible attraction.

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