Dolce & Gabbana embraced their Italian heritage in their new ‘Alta Gioielleria’ collection which debuted this past weekend on Saturday, July 8th at the Spazio Ulivi Pettolecchia. The line harnesses the rich culture of the Italian countryside, evoking images of olive groves with leaf-shaped cuts of emeralds and tsavorites. Each piece encompasses timeless elegance, with a floral motif consistent throughout the collection.
The expert technique is evident throughout the line, with each detail providing vivid imagery of the natural world. Small engravings along the gold frame are intentionally placed to mimic the texture of bark. The themes of agriculture manifest in the pavé jewelry, and through the illumination technique using black and purple enamel. The fresh designs paired with the subtle hues of the untreated olive green tourmaline stones capture the raw beauty of nature and evoke images of sun-soaked groves. Each design is deliberate in a way that showcases the stones and the story behind them. The ornate crosses with a rich palette of deep reds and purples are reverent love letters to the culture that originated with the designer brand. Each piece was cleverly crafted to highlight the many facets of influence that helped form this incredible house of design.
The collection also offers pieces for men, with unisex pendants of tanzanite, tsavorite, sapphires, and diamonds. These pieces emulate the same style and motif of the rest of the line, with a colorful palette that harnesses the beauty of Italy in a truly divine way.
There is no shortage of craftsmanship showcased in this collection, reinventing the conventions of jewelry design. One piece that demonstrates this vision is the Trulli of Alberobello. Carefully curated through hand-drawn designs, the piece slowly became the diamond of the collection. The ring is an elegant talk of the trulli, adorned with diamonds and paraiba tourmaline gems. The imagination of the line takes center stage with a necklace of 4,000 animal-shaped diamonds – really a feat of design and creativity, with 59 carats of green diamond from Botswana. The impressive array of gems does not waver from one design to the next, there is no shortage of decadence. The collection also boasts a 10-carat emerald-cut pink diamond and a trullo ring with a polished Paraiba tourmaline. The intensity of colors that meld together in each piece brings us into the story of Dolce and Gabbana, from humble beginnings to a legacy of brilliance and ingenuity.