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Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini

Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini

Three brooches made of gold with enamel and gems. 1950’s. Work by Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini (1913-1968)

Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini
Born in 1913, Enrico Serafini opened his own workshop in Florence, at 4 Piazza Santa Felicita, on 15 September 1947.
Traditionally, Florence based jeweler Enrico Serafini draws inspiration from floral and natural motifs. His enamelled brooches with semiprecious and precious stones are characterized by refinement and careful processing of details. As a result, the talented designer received the Diamond International Award in 1957. Thus, he became the first Italian to get such a prestigious prize.

Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini

Fish brooch. Yellow, white gold, rhinestones. 1950s. Work by Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini

In fact, the 1960s were the time of “sweet life”, or the Italian “Dolce Vita”. Actresses become icons of style and trendsetters. They wear original jewelry, and the mastery and ingenuity of the master comes to the fore. The decorated yellow gold predominates, and the return of the enamel brings color. The style in clothes promotes the distribution of pendants and chains, which now are worn not only on the wrist or neck, but also around the waist and leg. And fashionistas prefer to wear brooches on the left shoulder of the suit.

Medusa brooch. Yellow, white gold, diamonds, rhinestone, coral. 1950s

Medusa brooch. Yellow, white gold, diamonds, rhinestone, coral. 1950s, Enrico Serafini

Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini