Calypso, the Goddess of the Sea, Inspires Sicis Jewels

The micro-mosaic technique, high jewelry and inspiration from Greek mythology for Calipso: the new creation by Sicis Jewels took two years to complete


“How wonderful” are surely the first words that spring to mind on seeing Calipso, the new creation by Sicis Jewels, presented at the last edition of Vicenzaoro, which closed on 22nd January. A precious and important necklace, accompanied by a pair of earrings, able to evoke all the mind-blowing charm of the goddess of the sea that inspired them. In an intimate fusion between art, artisan workmanship and elegance, three strings of Akoya light blue pearls are woven into a golden weft and enriched with the splendor of 10 carats of diamonds which are, in turn, interwoven with micro-mosaic elements. «I have a passion for Greek mythology, I like to link the jewelry to its mythological characters. We imagined Calypso, the nymph, weaving as she watched the sea, thinking about Ulysses. That’s why we chose blue», Gioia Placuzzi, Director of Sicis Jewels, told us. «This necklace is a one-off item. It took two years to find all the Akoya light blue pearls in exactly the right color combination. Pearls are a product of the sea, it isn’t easy to match them perfectly, especially since we wanted to obtain a gradual color effect». An effect that is possible to achieve due to the incomparable brightness of these rare pearls with their perfectly spherical form, cultivated exclusively in the center/south Japan. «The micro-mosaic process» Gioia continued, «is done in a Paisley pattern that belongs to the history of the Persian peoples and evokes the sea». In fact, the mini-tiles decorating the upper part of the necklace, all perfectly aligned by masters of the mosaic art at the Sicis Jewels Atelier, and set in captivating patterns in shades of sapphire blue and white, look just like shifting waves. 

 

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