Piece of the Week: Francesca Villa’s ‘Thrush’ Earrings
Reworked vintage floral intaglios scream springtime whimsy.
Rather than indulging in some new season shopping, however, perhaps it’s time to give new life to older pieces through a little refurbishment.
Francesca Villa knows a thing or two about that. The Italian jewelry designer is a master of re-setting antique and vintage elements to give them an entirely unique point of view from their original state.
A button, Venetian glass bead, or cameo becomes a work of art when observed through the designer’s colorful vision.
Her series of vintage German floral intaglios are particularly charming for spring, screaming sunny days ahead.
In earring form, they offer an asymmetrical look, like two chapters of the same story.
In these “Piece of the Week” “Thrush” earrings, Villa sets the resin intaglio pendants in 18-karat yellow gold and adorns them with vivid green enamel, diamonds, and amethyst.
Priced at $7,128, they’re the perfect mix of recycled and new for a wardrobe refresh.
For more information, visit the designer’s website.
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