Elegant and exotic, the jewellery work of former Central Saint Martin’s graduate Alice Cicolini is exquisitely inspired from Eastern traditions. The rich colors and imagery of persian miniature paintings play along with the shapes of sacred architectures and textile patterns of the silk routes, bringing to Cicolini’s collections an orientalist scent that is perfectly balanced into a new design proposal.
For the production of her pieces, Cicolini partners mostly with traditional artisans in Jaipur, Rajashtan, which is since the 16th Century the main center for Meenakari or the traditional Indian process of gold and silver enameling. Usually the decorative complement of a specific stone setting process named Kundan, where a layer of golden foil is placed between the stone and the setting area, this technique adds indeed enormous aesthetical value to the objects as it intensifies the colors and the translucency aspects of the gemstones.
Shown under, an overview of Cicolini’s beautiful work.
From the JODPHUR collection: 23.5ct Gold, Meenakari, Fine Australian Chrysoprase & Fine Diamonds.
From the SILVER TILE collection: Fine Silver, Meenakari, 24ct Gold Kundan setting, Rutile Quartz.
From the SILVER TILE collection: Fine Silver, Meenakari, 24ct Gold Kundan setting, Peridot.
From the DESIGNERS GUILD collection: Fine Silver, Meenakari, 24ct Gold Kundan setting, Pink Tourmaline.
From the SILK ROUTE collection: 23.5ct Gold, Meenakari, Lemon Topaz, Peridot, 24ct Gold Kundan setting.
From the SILK ROUTE collection: 23.5ct Gold, Meenakari.
From the JODPHUR collection: 23.5ct Gold, Green Amethyst.
From the TEMPLE collection: Uzbek Temple Ring: Ebony, Rubies, 18ct Gold.
From the TEMPLE collection: Temple Lotus Pave Ring: Ebony, 18ct Gold, Fine Diamond Pave.