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Buccellati’s Mosaico Collection Launches All through Paris Haute Couture

Words and phrases By: Sam Broekema

Image by Benjamin Bouchet

A mosaic is a fitting description of the numerous exquisite specific pieces that form the residence of Buccellati: handcraftsmanship, legendary layout heritage, and generational spouse and children enthusiasm develop a photo of enduring elegance.  The new superior jewelry assortment, Mosaico, the 1st as component of Richemont team, makes use of all these elements to express the fullest extent of their craft.  Andrea Buccellati, CEO and Inventive Director of the residence, and his daughter and co-creative director, Lucrezia Buccellati sat down with Only All-natural Diamonds as they celebrated the start of the collection in Paris during Haute Couture 7 days.

OND: How do you generate a new collection that is instantly recognizable as Buccellati?

Andrea Buccellati (AB): There are two basic factors in the Buccellati type: one particular is the design that is diverse from all some others second is the workmanship in [using] unique hues of gold, the different techniques [we] established a stone.  This is what would make the variance. You promptly understand Buccellati.  If I design anything very basic, not in the Buccellati style, [our clients] will not acknowledge it. When they come to Buccellati, they want Buccellati: they like to have a thing different.  We hold [our traditions] and one of our most vital investments is to invest in people who can proceed the tradition of engraving. This is pretty critical.

Mosaico Versatile Bracelet

OND:  You aid this kind of a community of people today who are passionate about handicrafts.

AB:  For us, it is a really huge investment in time, in training, in money. We have a lot, a ton of youthful individuals coming to discover. Some people today you drop since they may perhaps adjust their head and not like the function. But those who genuinely adore this get the job done, who are affected person, and have passion, individuals you preserve for good.

This is artistic get the job done, it’s not a equipment that can make almost everything with the same movement each working day for several hours. You [put] your persona into the engraving. Each engraver has a distinct design of engraving. The principle is the identical, but they just about every have a various fashion, like handwriting.

You have to regard that.  I’ll give an case in point: If we make a parure with a necklace and bracelet, I cannot give the bracelet to one particular engraver and the necklace to yet another engraver mainly because they are going to do a thing diverse. You need to take the time to wait around, end one particular piece, then the other piece. This is 1 of the factors why occasionally it takes months of do the job to make one particular of our objects. No one else puts so several several hours in.

Lucrezia Buccellati (LB):  At times you only have one particular artisan that can do just one kind of workmanship and a person variety of piece. But this is stunning.  I just posted on Instagram the tale of just one of our artisans.  He fell in really like with Buccellati when he arrived to Paris and observed the store, observed the workmanship.  He was most likely eighteen. He came with his faculty and explained this is what I want to do. Considering the fact that then, Luca has been working [with us]. But it was awesome simply because he saw it listed here, he observed the procedure, the workmanship, he fell in love, he said this is really what I want to do. So, it is like a passion. It is practically like a –

OND: A calling?

LB: A calling, exactly. It is genuinely incredible to see that.

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OND:  How did you land on the inspiration for the mosaic for this vital collection?

AB:  What I like is the regularity of the layout, the motif, that they repeat, and the colour that you have in the mosaic. And we consider to interpret the mosaic, Byzantine mosaic, not only with stones but also with style. That is significant. In this case in which you have a bracelet that is all white and yellow diamonds and is really intricate. You see the motif that repeats.  The natural beauty of this bracelet is in the softness. This bracelet will take pretty much one particular 12 months and a fifty percent to make.  You see this is flawlessly square but look how soft it is.  So, this is quite vital for us due to the fact when you don it fits properly on your arm.  

OND:  How do you see an individual carrying this bracelet and this assortment?

LB:  How I wear it and how I see our shoppers sporting this selection, it results in being a statement piece.  I believe we’re getting additional small. But at the similar time, when you dress in a piece like this bracelet, which is the piece, that’s the heart of consideration. But you can also have the flexibility to enjoy about with other parts and collections. I consider the adaptability of the iconic assortment that is more affordable and less complicated to don, you can mix them with these lovely pieces because it all ties in alongside one another, it all has the DNA.  You can truly feel it when you put on it.  It is a constant conversation and I imagine an identification of how you characterize oneself with your jewelry, which I feel is vital.

AB:  This is what is the most unique.  We are however able to do this kind of function, that nowadays is a little little bit anachronistic.  It will take over a year to generate [this collection]. It’s a little something that you really don’t definitely see. Now they generally mount a significant stone and forget about about it.  This is workmanship.

LB:  That’s why I think the shopper arrives to us.  Once [a client] buys their initially piece of Buccellati, they understand the craftsmanship powering it, and they fall in really like. That’s why we have this admirer club of this craftsmanship and that is the treasure of our brand name, its uniqueness, the timelessness.

Mosaico band with white diamond set in white gold
Mosaico band with yellow diamond set in yellow gold

OND:  How did diamonds express what you required to do in this selection?

AB:  The diamond is the prince of the stones in a particular way: there is no other stone that presents off mild and everyday living like the diamond. We engage in a ton with different hues. And I like to participate in with white diamonds and yellow diamonds. The distinction of these hues is very excellent.  Yellow diamond we always established in yellow gold and white diamonds in white gold. Even this, means that you have different shades of gold to make it distinct and extra complicated. Due to the fact you could do it all in white [gold] and then set the stone. But each and every stone listed here has its personal shade of gold!

OND: What is future for Buccellati and high jewellery? You’re smiling, I love that.

LB:  No, we know what we are doing…

OND:  But it’s key.

LB:  A secret.

OND:  But if you are talking about how every craftsman that finishes a piece will consider, alright, this is lovely. Future time, I can do better.  What is the future obstacle?

AB:  Permit me inform you, the next collection will be exasperato.

LB:  Exasperation.

AB:  I envision the girl that wears these pieces has the softest and most delicate concept of jewellery. Nothing at all major, not big stones.

LB:  Delicacy.

This interview has been condensed and edited for duration.