An emotional collection of places, feelings and memories.
It was October 2020 when we finally travelled to Italy after the long months of the pandemic spent in Malta.
The emotions elicited by that journey were strong. Besides the indicible joy of seeing our families, there was a delicate feeling, not so easy to define, generally linked to the atmosphere.
The light was softer, the air clean and just a little crispy in the morning. We travelled by train and had a good amount of time to enjoy the view, we took pictures and draw some quick sketches of beautiful layers of hills fading in the disance.
Still, it was difficult to define. The smell of the must just after the grape harvest, the scent of smoke coming from the wood stoves in the evening, the light morning fog in the valley ... It was a sweet, delicate longing for our small village in Umbria, for the beams and the fireplace, for landscape and the autumn colors united to the awareness that we had a short time there. In a word, nostalgia and love together.
When we came back to Malta, we selected some images of those days and decided to start a small collection of unique pieces called LAYERS of NOSTALGIA. We had to change our plans while we were still working at the collection and the project was left in box until last October 2021, when we decided to carry it on.
The pieces are completely different from our usual jewelry and pick up some techniques we have set aside for a while. They are lovely and required a lot of work. We have chosen different shapes and sizes, including a couple of tiny and playful ones that we named "Scherzo" 1 and 2 using the western classical music term for a small, joyful part of a larger work.
All the pieces reproduce or are inspired by real landcapes of Central Italy. Only one of the smaller pendants is inspired by the Warragamba Dam Lake, in New South Wales - Australia, from a photo that a very dear memeber of our family sent us when we were in Italy.
On the back of the bigger pieces we have imprinted the date, either October 2020, or 2020/21 depending from when it was projected and made.
We hope you will love the Layers of Nostalgia as much as we do 🧡🤍
A Collection thought for men but great for women.
Simple, clean, design where details makes the difference.
The jewelry featuring an insane love for textures and surfaces. Unusual and different.
The flexible jewelry.
More than one shape, more than one size, more than one possibility.