A Bespoke commission for artist and friend Faye Wei Wei. A stone as lake and pollen centre to a petal'd cluster. Central Queensland (Australia) Boulder Opal set in a bespoke ring. Supported by carved roses on each size with curdled petals surrounding the stone in ode to her paintings. Ring made in 10ct gold, which was then dipped in a thick layer of deep gold plating to give a richer tone. Inscribed with Faye's name underneath.
VAULT, Edition 1, November 2021 - January 2022.
Press Release, November 2021:
Vault, the online concept store created from the vision of Creative Director Alessandro Michele, is evolving. True to its mission of curating and presenting precious objects that represent a love for beauty and speak of dreams, passion and the eternal quest for ideas that go beyond the confines of time and space, Vault now plays host to a selection of jewelry designers, each of whom brings a distinctively creative voice to the platform’s ever-growing tapestry of talent: Seb Brown, Mondo Mondo, Bernard James, Bleue Burnham, Charlotte Chesnais, Georgia Kemball, Martine Ali, Rebekah Kosonen Bide, Fraser Hamilton, Castro Smith, Tétier, and Elie Top.
These 12 creatives work with the ancient art of jewelry making to express themselves in highly personal and distinctive ways. Their creations span from talismanic, sculptural pieces that draw on art, poetry, historicism and folkloric costume to colored gemstones inspired by summers in city parks passing through rough-hewn creations referencing the beauty and magnitude of the natural world and pieces shaping a new heraldic vocabulary recalling antique astronomical clocks and celestial measuring instruments. All of the designers featured in Vault have stories to tell.
To accompany the new intake of talent, Vault also presents its fourth drop of pre-owned vintage Gucci pieces. Following the path that began with the first drop, these items have been hand-picked by Alessandro Michele and the archivists of the House, and all have been restored and reconditioned, bringing to light several one-of-a-kind pieces. Each vintage article is numbered and comes in its own unique packaging.
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. As the House marks its 100th Anniversary under the Creative Direction of Alessandro Michele, with Marco Bizzarri as President and Chief Executive, Gucci moves forward into the coming decades with an ongoing commitment to redefining luxury, while celebrating the creativity, innovation and Italian craftsmanship at the core of its values.
Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches.
For further information about Gucci visit www.gucci.com
Packaging hand made from monsoon damaged Silk remnants.
Double the Love Ring in recycled bronze with cultured freshwater pearls with neodymium magnet closures.
Curdled Brooch No. 1 in yellow brass with cultured freshwater pearls.
Curdled Brooch No. 2 in yellow brass with cultured freshwater pearls.
The Reverie lighter cases in recycled white brass with lab-made stones and faux pearls.