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Exquisite Michele della Valle jewellery

Michele della Valle jewellery

Tinkerbell brooch White gold, diamonds, turquoise. Sotheby’s auction. Tinkerbell – a symbol of fidelity, love and good beginnings. Michele della Valle jewellery

Michele della Valle jewellery

Geneva-based jewellery designer Michele della Valle has developed his distinctive style and became one of the most sought-after contemporary jewelers in the world. Created by him jewellery gallery features Nureyev and the ballet, Hollywood stars from Marilyn Monroe and Katharine Hepburn to James Dean and Italian opera singers. Michele was born in Rome, and began designing costume jewellery at the age of 16. During his trip to Burma in 1976, Michele purchased his first stone which he showed to the famous stone dealer Roger Varenne. The last suggested to take the gem to Christie’s. In 1976, he worked for a year in Rome, where he later opened his own workshop (1978). In search of precious stones, he started traveling to Asia. This was the beginning of a collaboration with Bulgari. In 1987, he moved to Geneva and developed a line of jewellery which now bears his name.

18 karat gold, colored diamond and ruby snake jewel, Michele Della Valle

18 karat gold, colored diamond and ruby snake jewel, Michele Della Valle

Still a rarefied name in the world of jewellery, a destination jeweler, della Valle lives and works in Geneva, where he presents ideas and designs to clients in his appointment-only studio. The finished jewel can then be commissioned and meticulously handmade by the sixteen highly skilled craftsmen in della Valle’s atelier in Rome.

He reinterprets classic jewellery iconography – soft, silky, light feathers and ethereal flowers. Nature remains his greatest inspiration. In Tahiti he was captivated by jewels made of fresh flowers, pearls and shells. “Jewels to last for one night only: the ultimate in luxury.” According to the jeweler, in India, colors, and saris, fruit and vegetable left him breathless. “In India, inspiration is everywhere, you need only open your eyes and your heart.”

Michele della Valle states, – “I don’t understand how a jewel can be created without the magic of a trip to India or to the Far East in search of stones. The stones give birth to the design, and not the other way around.” In his designs, Della Valle combines musicality with color, line and rhythm. Such approach comes from della Valle’s personal passion for opera and his own early training as a dramatic tenor.

Michele della Valle jewellery

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