The power of colour and the pop-style horn
(Pop Horn and Colour Power by Federica Rettore)
Come, I’ll tell you a story.
Actually, the story will be illustrated by the large purple tanzanite stones bridled by golden grids that intertwine like vine shoots, by the mabé pearls captured by the sandy consistency of a golden sea urchin and by the horn petals from which pistils of brown rice-cut diamonds emerge. Every piece by Federica Rettore is a journey, which pursues the route of fantasy but follows the tracks of the perfect technique. After focusing on sculptures at NABA, which she developed with very large objects, she then passed onto the meticulousness of jewellery with Davide de Paoli and Misani.
But how is it possible to design a jewel if you don’t know every single passage of its genesis?
Federica got to experience all the passages: first the threading, then the cleaning, then the procedures using lost-wax, the trip to the banquet and finally the fusions all for a total of two years. Lastly, she even managed the style department for Gucci’s jewellery products before finally embarking on her personal journey. At that point, after having considered every step of the chain, her creative vein emerged, which gains inspiration from nature, esoterism, and the magic of materials interpreted by fusing together the prestige of diamonds, emeralds, extremely pure hard stones and gold, with less traditional elements such as horns, jasper, resins, titanium and steel. It is an art which is appreciated by the American public, so much so that it opened the doors both to department stores like Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman’s, Neiman Marcus and the independent stores present in the most important cities and Resorts like Amareès, Marissacollections and Maxfield.
Her collections are atypical, and they allow for the pureness of colour to emerge as it favours the spiritual and energetic impact of the shades of blue and emerald, which are capable of activating the chakras connected to the heart, the respiration and communication. The deep jewellery culture is evident in the researched items such as the doublette or triplette from the Forties that are pervaded by 18k rose gold; the briole-cut emeralds, which converge towards the pendant upheld by a small, flamed, titanium ductile support and the Cartier-inspired horn bracelets, which constitute tracks of milky quartz and mother pearl, capable of irradiating light with the complicity of gold. It is a distilled alchemy on the basis of a profound knowledge. With an experimental vocation, which was born from curiosity, passion and respect for nature. An example? The PopHorn bracelets, made from small polychrome tiles created with the scraps of materials and interrupted, now and then, by golden loops. Lightness and density alternate, allowing for the watermelon tourmaline, the extremely pure citrines, the intense greens and the deep blues to stand out.
Federica calls them jewels for the soul; with an ability to not only award beauty, but also beneficial energies.