Leonori Gioielli, Italian fine jewellery, debuts at IJL
London, September 2017 – Leonori Gioielli will be showing for the first time at IJL 2017 (3-5 September) on Stand number A90.
The fine jewellery pieces created by the Italian design house Leonori Gioielli bear all the hallmarks of a master craftsman’s work – beautifully considered design, with gemstones placed with artistic flair and finitely detailed precision. And the final telling Leonori touch is that every single one of these superbly hand crafted, limited edition pieces positively sings with colour. These are pieces of art – beautiful Italian art treasures to be passed down from one generation to the next.
Leonori Gioielli was founded in 1962 in a workshop near Florence by Agostino Leonori. Born in 1930 in Parma, Agostino Leonori left school at the age of nine to follow his dream. Working first as an apprentice to a master goldsmith locally before moving to northern Italy to study under another. He soon discovered his love of colour and began his search for rare and precious emeralds, rubies and sapphires. Today a third generation of jewellers, a whole team of experienced goldsmiths, designers and gemmologists working together under the guidance of Agostino’s sons, follow his same disciplines, applying the knowledge and tradition passed down through the generations.
Many of the complex technical skills used in the workshop are typical of those used by Italian craftsmen in the past. Every detail is perfectly executed to enhance the preciousness of each jewel. After selecting the rarest gems, the creation of each piece begins with a sketch (SCHIZZO) in real size to visualise how the jewel will appear when worn. This is then recreated in a precise detailed drawing (DISEGNO). The next stage (CREAZIONE) calls on the jewellers creativity, sensitivity and dexterity to create the setting in precious metal using the tools of his trade – chisels, saws, files and pliers. Finally, the setter positions the precious stones before the jewel is ready to be polished, with brushes and cotton thread. The jewel is rhodium-plated to enhance all its brilliance. It is this remarkable level of workmanship, breaking the boundaries of traditional design, that gives each piece the Leonori hallmark as illustrated by the following, a snap shot of the collections launching at IJL 2017 in September.
“It is very exciting to bring the Leonori Gioielli Collection to IJL 2017 this September. The intense colours of the gemstones used in our collections are guaranteed to shine in the ambient light of Olympia – an iconic setting well suited to showcase Leonori Gioielli, a collection handcrafted by the finest Italian artisans, polished and perfected over three generations”, comments Cesare Leonori, CEO Leonori Gioielli.
The Secret Garden Collection is inspired by the pure colour of spring flowers to be found in Italy’s secret Gardens.
18k rose gold ring with natural emeralds, ct. 1.43 and white diamonds, ct. 0.10.
Available with sapphires, rubies or emeralds.
The Peony Collection mirrors nature’s beauty found in the Peony flower. A symbol of good luck, the Peony embodies love, affection, peace and nobility of mind. The volume of the precious stones used to recreate the inclination of the petals and the detail of the setting of the pink or blue sapphires with the diamonds make this piece a true work of art.
18k rose gold ring with natural pink sapphires and rubies, ct. 0.76 and white diamonds ct. 0.30. Available with pink sapphire and blue sapphires.
Sophisticated yet effortlessly simple, this unique piece is inspired by love and celebrates a woman’s individuality. The delicate heart can be transformed into an elegant necklace.
18k white and pink gold ring with removable central heart enhanced by princess and brilliant cut white diamonds, total ct. 1.10
Harmony can be found in the lines and symmetry of this sophisticated, contemporary collection which pays homage to a modern sensitivity.
18k rose gold ring with cushion cut natural tanzanite, ct. 2.41 surrounded by two lines of brilliant cut white diamonds, ct. 0.23.
Created in 1990, the Leonori Trilogy is an extraordinary and a timeless collection – reflecting the sparkling and dazzling personality of every woman.
18k white gold ring with natural emeralds, ct. 2.02 and diamonds, ct. 0,50 Available in white gold with sapphires, rubies or emeralds.
Refined and elegantly designed, these earrings are enhanced by the preciousness of the Royal Blue sapphire and its natural light.
18k rose gold earrings with oval cut natural royal blue sapphires, ct. 8.94 and brilliant, drop and marquise cut diamonds, ct. 1.94.