Like painting on a canvas, Roberto Coin slabs brushstrokes of different colors, and aesthetics influenced by various cultures, nature, and people into his fine jewelry designs. Roberto Coin’s beginnings took place in the Italian city of Vicenza during 1996, when for the first time ever, a jewelry house was signed off by a small ruby that corners the inside of each piece in its Appassionata collection. Lovingly put together by Italian craftsmen, each of Coin’s jewelry creations narrates a unique story, and every story is a portal to a different world that comes to life through mastery and creativity. Defined by experimental designs and bold compositions, the jewelry house did not take long to embellish the bodies of celebrities with its creations and champion pages in renowned fashion magazines.
Paying homage to three spots, Roberto Coin’s special collections—Love in Verona, Venetian Princess, and Roman Barocco—are all part of a thread that highlight the beauty of Italy’s most iconic cities and takes us on a tour while also solidifying their essence in the form of a timeless piece of jewelry. Take a closer look below.
Love in Verona
Verona is the Italian city of love, it is home to the Juliet Club that has resided there since 1930, and the city that still stages the Shakespearean legacy, Romeo and Juliette. Made with three shades of gold that are worked on to create a highly glossy effect, the Love in Verona collection reintroduces the signature four-petal diamond flower that pays tribute to the architectural structure of the Arena of Verona. With each diamond individually added by hand, the collection is distinguished by its polished and satin finish, which complements its clean lines and silhouette. The collection is rich in symbols, and brightly glossed through a minimalist contemporary finish.
Recreating romance in a visual featuring motifs found in every corner of Venice, the Venetian Princess line by Roberto Coin is a mythical-inspired collection that belongs to Coin’s romantic family of Princess pieces. Polished in an intricate structure of twisted threads found in all the Princess jewels, and the Barocco collection, this woven look is produced in 3D to ensure solidity, and remains hidden only for the wearer to enjoy it. A special lining of black and white diamonds are carefully manipulated in size for this collection, and are placed by hand using a microscope, evoking the flickering lights of the street lamps in Venice as they beautifully reflect on the city’s waters.
The Roman Barocco collection is a member of the Coin’s Barocco family, which celebrates Rome as the Italian city that emperor Adrian declared as an incubator for all western culture. Distinguished by their woven gold wire technique, the pieces of this line were birthed out of the DNA of the Roman architecture. The creations come in two shapes, the first of which is inspired by theatre and Roman cupolas, and the second, which stages a light show inspired by the Baroque era, using diamonds. The collection champions an optical effect that is accentuated by sharp silhouettes and the artful play of shadows.