Description

Elisabetta Cipriani Wearable Art

This unique bracelet was hand sculpted by Gigi Mariani using his signature niello technique, an ancient, nearly forgotten blackening process that conceals the preciousness of the noble metal. Under the application of heat, clots and cracks appear in the surface, making it seem marked by age—in this case, a singular golden line interrupts that surface texture. Born in Padua, Mariani is an award-winning master goldsmith known for jewelry designs in precious metals, as well as iron, copper, and brass. His wearable works of art are characterized by a distinct sculptural and geometric materiality.


DESIGNER/

Gigi Mariani

DATE/

2016

MATERIALS/

Silver, niello, 18 kt yellow gold bracelet

DIMENSIONS/

diameter 11 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

HERITAGE/

Italy

SHIPS FROM/

London

$2,000-$5,000

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