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Delfina Delettrez

Italian designer Delfina Delettrez uses hands, eyes, bees and lips to slip in some jewelry design originality. She crafts natural iconography into jewelry collections to create a signature figurative surrealism approach to the Delphina Delettrez’s empire.

Capturing the conceptual sense of the surreal has long been the dream of artisans, but now one designer has succeeded in relaying the underlying beauty of the continuous game of gemstones and phantom settings. The illustrious effect of floating precious stones evokes a feeling of fleeting surrealism and its ethereal allure is mesmerizingly hypnotic.

The unique aesthetic of Delettrez’s work is the result of impeccable goldsmith techniques combined with contemporary vision for impeccable design and unmatched craftsmanship. Her modern, futuristic jewels – from tourbillon bracelets and rings to the signature “Detaille Unique” collections – incorporate postmodern inspirations in a fusion of tradition and timeless elegance. Hand-made and crafted to an uncanny level of detail and excellence, all pieces are a wonderful representation of the minimalistic perspective of self-sufficient luxury.

Given the elusive nature of her creations, it is understandable why Delphina has a permanent collection at the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs as her pieces are indeed comprehensive works-of-art rather than merchandise.

The “Gold Vein” line is a celebration of the mystery and appeal of temporary journey beyond space and trends. Bold forms and futuristic designs blend in a surreal mix of vivid colours and materials to create a decadent celebration for the senses of pure indulgence.

As a designer and Italian jeweler from Rome – sublime Italian craftsmanship has left a considerable mark on Delphina’s style and understanding of harmony and beauty. Her unique perspective on high-end jewellery captures brilliantly the bohemian lifestyle of the ultra-wealthy and conveys a wonderful feeling of freedom and originality. Few artists have experimented so boldly with anatomical parts, animal shapes and designs to achieve the ultimate celebration of eclectic exuberance.

The continuous game of echoes uses a wide material vocabulary that perfectly portrays the brand’s signature aesthetic of surreal iconography.

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Morganites piercing necklace
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Small roll in stones cuff
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Polyphemus piercing earring
Delphina Delettrez launches her eponymous label.
2007
She is the youngest designer to exhibit at the Louvre's Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris with a permanent collection.
2010
Gallery Antonella Villanova featured a solo exhibition in Florence entitled “Delphinarium”.
2012
Miami Art Basel, Delfina Delettrez has her own solo show.
2012
'Never Too Light' collection is presented at the Almine Rech Gallery in Paris.
2013
She launches the “Gold Vein” collection with a short movie. The film charts an imaginary, temporal journey beyond space and time to create a surreal vision of another world.
2014