Stimulating his creative process,sometimes requiring months to concludea single piece, is that which every single stone evokes within him, the shapes and the colours that then determine the choice of the accompanying metal. The metals andraw materials are not always prestigious,often being alternative and foreign to thehigh-end world, such as titanium and carbonfibre. Salini has dedicated the last threeyears of research to this latter ‘throw of thedice’, now embodied in pieces that wouldbe equally worthy of a place in a contemporary art museum - another environment in which Salini finds much inspiration - suchas the bracelet where white gold often at lessthan 2 millimetres supports over 10 caratsof diamonds, seamlessly set one after theother, in a sinusoidal luminous wave that wraps precisely around the structure ofthe bracelet, all in black. It is an evolutionin terms of form, technique, and even of the most traditional aspects of stone setting,as well as in the utilisation of gold, which here is purely decorative and no longer a supporting element. With a rock soul, which emerges is in sharp contrast to themost romantic and ‘flirtatious’ of pendants that sees the base in white gold and precious stones with long hand-sewn silk tassels,stones with long hand-sewn silk tassels, waterfalls of colours that caress a woman’sneck in an ultra - seductive manner. Yet those which seem to be antitheses in formand content are actually expressions of anartist who knows how to grasp the desires and spirit of those who seek to wear a piece of jewellery that often does not yet exist.Salini has many ‘muses’ that inflame the mind and hands: Soledad Twombly, MirellaRetteni Haggiag, Micaela Calabresi Marconi,female figures that embody different styles and moods, perfect for giving life to the eclectic and perennial movement ofthe Roman artist, as multifaceted as his beloved stones. On his ongoing exploratory journey throughout the goldsmith cultures and traditions, there is also a significant chapter that is still being written, linked to India. A great project was born from an encounter with businessman Rajiv Kothari, being a challenge for those who have never conceived the very idea of a collection. This is also a unique opera in its own way, but composed of around fifty creations each more precious than the next, a pure exaltation of rare gems, whilst preserving the Indian matrix in its DNA, yet revisited interms of aesthetic, with more contemporary and European codes, personalised in Fabio Salini’s own way.