The so-called “garland” motif appears in the Buccellati creative line since the dawn of the brand: we still keep in our archives a drawing by Gianmaria Buccellati, with lots of technical instructions, that was used to create the first necklace with this motif.
Fascinated by the round interweaving of flowers, leaves or herbs which is typical of wreaths, Mario proposes the garland motif because he loves its being alive, its being a prize and a symbol of success.
It is a vibrant object because it is used in the present, and it is ritual because it combines the value of the wreath with the gesture of the hands that tighten stems and branches. It is an object putting together freshness and antiquity. Maybe this is the reason why Mario reproduces the decorative motif of the garland and transforms it into a necklace, and this is what all the subsequent Buccellati generations of designers have done and will do, during the time.
Today, the garland is the main motif of the objects being part of the “Romanza” collection, totally focused on engagement and marriage jewels, and designed by Andrea together with his daughter, Lucrezia.
The ring designed by Gianmaria Buccellati goes beyond the figurative sense of the garland and captures some cues from some architectonical decorations made of intertwined leaves, almost expressing a taste of triumphal wreath, composed of laurel leaves.
The timeline flows to a drawing by Andrea Buccellati, who conceives a pair of pendant earrings where the theme of circularity, which is typical of the garland, is interpreted with the same geometric details we find in the drawings of his father and grandfather. Unexpectedly, we discover the same trend in the strokes of Lucrezia, Andrea’s daughter, who enlarges the central links of her father’s drawing to create a heart-shaped pendant.
The interpretation given to this symbol is original and spontaneous, in a strongly Buccellati style, entirely base on the contrasts of gold colors, the light reflecting on the engraving and the lightness and elegance of the lacework technique.
The heart is a very classic theme in jewellery: it is recognized as the center of affections. It is the place of human feelings, of emotions and instinctive impetus; it holds spirituality, emotionality and morality, all innate in the human being.
By the success they had since their debut, the Buccellati iconic collections are now expanded with minimalist designs and brand new proposals for a more comfortable and day-to-day wearability.
This is why the “mini” versions took birth: to recall the lines that made the history of the centenary Buccellati style where we can find the Ghirlanda line with innovative jewels offered as pendants, button earrings and a flexible bracelet, totally in white gold and diamonds.