Expressing an original, avant-garde approach, Pomellato’s peculiar gem cuts and visionary designs sparkle in these sophisticated collections.
Synonymous with creativity and colour, Pomellato was founded in Milan in 1967 by Pino Rabolini – the heir to his family’s goldsmith legacy. Introducing the prêt-à-porter philosophy to the traditionally conservative world of jewellery, Rabolini revolutionised women’s fashion choices. Fifty years later, his distinctive designs have grown to be revered both in Italy and across the international markets.
A Unique Approach to Diamonds
The Sabbia collection exhibits Pomellato’s unique approach to diamonds; the seemingly random pavé (type of setting) in white, brown and black diamonds; the neutral tones make these jewels perfect for combining with any outfit and mixing and matching to create a personalised look.
The capsule celebrates the irregular beauty of nature. With effortless Milanese grace, angles give way to soft corners, and the rigid symmetry we associate with diamond settings is shunned in favour of organic patterns. The arrival of two new between-the-finger rings with mobile settings injects a playful dynamism; diamonds come to life as each of the discs quivers with the slightest movement of the hand, thanks to the historical ‘en tremblant’ technique. The rings appear to bloom between the fingers, like a flower opening its buds. There are also three lightweight multi-way necklaces; the sautoir is made up of four different-sized links, which are carefully composed to create a harmonious sequence. A smaller lariat and sautoir (both are types of necklaces) complete the trio, shimmering with diamond-set discs and rectangles.
Celebrating Goldsmithing Heritage
Launched in 2017 to mark the Milanese jeweller’s 50th anniversary, the Iconica collection celebrates Pomellato’s goldsmithing heritage. Among many expert techniques, the microfusion, also known as lost-wax casting – a process dating back to 3500 BC – is used, which allows the soft lines and voluminous, flowing shapes that the maison has come to be known for.
Pomellato has refined the generous dimensions of Iconica to create slimmer jewels that retain the appeal of the collection. The chain reaction begins with rings comprised of two coils of rose or white gold, united by a transversal link based on the traditional Schiava bangle. Echoing the design are four bangles that sparkle with different degrees of diamond pavé, as well as a pair of lobe-hugging earrings. All but one of the new Iconica jewels are enhanced by a white or brown diamond pavé.