Giò. For our family, he was a Magister, not only of art, but above all of life. He was the first to ennoble the figure of the gem merchant, and to believe in a Paolo Cesari, who was just over thirty years old, who wanted to involve him in a project where the stones were art creatures. From this union of spirits was born Ornaments, a wonderful collection of 36 paintings and a friendship that has left a profound mark on our family soul.
It is an honor today to pay homage to some of his pieces from our collection on display at the Museo del Gioiello.
Vernissage - Jewellery - art and food for the soul
The inauguration of the exhibition “Jewellery – art and food for the soul” took place on 25 June, 2015. Organized by Club degli Orafi Italia, the exhibition will remain open from 25 June to 14 September at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan. A path of discovery of Italian gem traditions: from top-quality craftsmanship to Renaissance workshops – well represented by the Museum’s permanent collection – and contemporary manufacturing entrepreneurship.
The exhibition, through the creations of the leading names of luxury Italian jewellery, recounts the excellence, the ability, the sophistication of Italian products and the wealth of unique knowledge of this industry: Italy is in fact among the largest producers and exporter of jewellery, and Italian jewellers, throughout history, have been among the greatest innovators, both aesthetically and technically.
Among the goals, to enable international consumers to acquire a better knowledge of the exceptional skills and craftsmanship of Italian jewellery manufacturers and to arouse in a younger audience interest in the wealth of knowledge and unique know-how which distinguishes this sector of excellence and this trade, which is so creative and important for Made in Italy in general. Some images of the inauguration in our blog.
Designer: Jo Frascali “I doni di Cerere” is inspired by the dominant colours of a field of ripe wheat, manifesto of a glorious summer: the golden orange of wheat in Mandarin Garnet, the deep blue sky in Tanzanite and the purple red of poppies in Rubellite. Rare Gems, real works brought to life by the skilled hands of C&R master cutters. Like gifts, gems come from the bowels of the earth and sparkle in the sunlight, nourishment for the eyes and the soul just as shoots grow, they become food and sustainment for all creatures. Because man cannot live on food alone.
Jo Frascali has performed a study for Cesari & Rinaldi Gemmai by combining past and present, matter shaped by technology through three-dimensional prototyping with the artisan totality of the art of coloured stone cutting