Three brooches made of gold with enamel and gems. 1950’s. Work by Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini (1913-1968)
Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini (1913–1968)
Born in 1913, Enrico Serafini opened his jewelry workshop in Florence, at 4 Piazza Santa Felicita, on 15 September 1947. The history of the brand spans only two decades, from 1947 to 1968.
Florence based jeweler drew inspiration in Italian nature with its beautiful flowers, seashells, fish, and more. Creating his masterpieces, which were wearable art implemented in brooches, bracelets and earrings, Enrico worked as a sculptor. Traditionally, the jeweler used precious stones – diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Also, gold, platinum and silver. Talent of designer, high quality materials and careful processing of details gave results. Thus, he received the Diamond International Award in 1957. Noteworthy, he became the first Italian to get such a prestigious prize.
Unfortunately, his company ceased to exist in 1968, as its founder Enrico Serafini passed away at the age of 55.
Fish brooch. Yellow, white gold, rhinestones. 1950s
Italian jeweler Enrico Serafini
Stag brooch. 18 K gold, pearl, diamond, emerald, sapphire. 1960s
Gold and diamond flower brooch. 1950s
1950s bracelet. Ruby, diamond and platinum
Dolphin and man brooch. Yellow gold, enamel, rhinestones. 1950s
Elephant head brooch made of gold with enamel and diamonds. 1950’s
Flower brooch. Yellow, white gold, diamonds, rhinestone, natural stone. 1950s
Panther head brooch in gold with enamel and diamonds. 1960. Italy
Unusual powder box made of gold with enamel and diamonds
Floral motif brooch. Yellow gold, white gold, diamonds, emeralds, wood. 1950-1960
Medusa brooch. Yellow, white gold, diamonds, rhinestone, coral. 1950s
Goat-like creature, known as Satyr, according to Greek mythology. Rare gold brooch created by Florence jeweler
Satyr brooch. Yellow gold, diamonds and pearl
1950s medusa brooch. Yellow and white gold, diamonds, rock crystal, and coral