Italian jewelry brand Iosselliani celebrated the launch of its Holiday 2013 Capsule Collection, which is exclusive to its New York Flagship Boutique, with a fun and festive reception and showcase this past Friday evening. Designers Paolo Giacomelli and Roberta Paolucci, the power duo behind the brand, were on hand at the event to mingle and answer questions about their uniquely gorgeous designs.
But First, let’s talk about the 800 Pound Gorilla in the room.
This ceiling-high Giant White Gorilla (Associates in the store told us it was an art piece purchased in Chicago) sits at the rear of the sleek, intimate showroom and adds a cool, fun vibe to the store. It has nothing to do with the jewelry, but we could not resist photographing it for this story. Because, Giant White Gorilla.
Giacomelli and Paolucci founded Iosselliani as a way to express their creative vision while grounding it in the aesthetic of traditional Italian jewelry. In 2005 Iosselliani opened their first flagship store R-01-IOS, which is located in Rome and the second shop, T-02-IOS, opened up in the Harajuku district in Tokyo on October 24th, 2008. The NYC Boutique, located on West 29th Street adjacent to the Fashion Accessory Wholesale District, is the first Flagship store in the US.
We really loved this collection’s bold emphasis on Deco-inspired Designs.
Also, do you love Skulls? We sure do. There are several gorgeous Cameo Skull pieces in the collection, as seen below.
The series of Skull post earrings above feature gold skulls paired with various colored crystal baguettes. So gorgeous.
Iosselliani‘s seasonal but enduring fashion accessories are carefully handcrafted by professional manufacturers, blending various materials with a sparkle of Swarovski crystals and semi precious stones. The signature pieces of reworked parts of vintage jewelry turn out to bold necklaces and bracelets along with sets of stack rings.
An Associates was kind enough to model a few signature designs for our camera, such as this multi-strand chain and crystal bracelet.
These stack rings, which are sold as a set, are another iconic Iosselliani design.
Prices on the Iosselliani 2013 Holiday Jewelry Collection start at under $200 and go up to $1,000 plus, so there’s something for every budget. All of the store employees are super nice and can help you choose the perfect holiday gift for your jewelry loving friends and family.
IOSSELLIANI NY-04-IOS is located at 4 West 29th Street (Between Broadway and 5th Avenues) New York, NY 10001, Store Hours are Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM. Visit them online at This Link.