Florentine Style Sphere Earrings (sterling silver, golden silver) decorated with spirals and acanthus leaves.
Handmade in silver and made of fretwork and finished with engraving by Pestelli Creazioni.
Measurements: sphere 2 cm, length 5,5 cm.
Historical notes on the Florentine style
The most typical Florentine style included silver and yellow gold. It was born in an indefinite period in which the white gold league still did not exist. All the great jewelery, up until the early twentieth century, included white metal or platinum or silver. It spread widely in Florence towards the end of the nineteenth century thanks to the recovery of the neo-Renaissance style which included typical stylistic elements of Greek classicism (acanthus leaves, palms, girali). It is a style that highlights the skills of the goldsmith who performs it, especially in the techniques of fretwork and engraving. In the twentieth century it was the basis for the “Buccellati” style in which the tunnels become more geometric and minute.
Stages of Florentine style work
1) The first phase of work is the fretwork of the parts decorated with typical motifs with spirals, lilies and acanthus leaves. The central slab, after having been “marked” with the decorative motif, is first drilled at the openings and then perforated to open the right spaces.
2) The properly prepared slabs are welded together (sides and central part) and provided with the settings for the stones.
3) The whole ring is engraved to revive and define the perforated decoration and the stones are added.
Handmade in Florence, Italy