Monday, 20 June 2011

REPOSSI: Fine diamond ear pendants

This is a fine pair of diamond earrings signed by Repossi. The firm has recently reached the spotlight for having been the one selected by Prince Albert of Monaco to produce the engagement ring that he gave to his fiancee. The House of Repossi was founded in Turin in 1920 by Pietro Repossi, grandfather of the current owner; in the 1970's they opened a shop in Monaco and in the 1980's in Place Vendome in Paris. In 1994, they became the official jeweller to the Sovereign Prince of Monaco. To me the most striking fact about them, is the fact that the artistic director today, is Gaia, the 25 years old daughter of the owner who has been in the job since the age of twenty. Her Byzantine inspired designs, specially the large rings that cover most of the finger, have become a huge success.

The earrings will be auctioned by Sotheby's in London on July 13th.