Meet Antonini brand and its Extraordinaire, unique pieces.
Extraordinaire, it is an haute couture jewellery line of unique jewellery designs and new masterpieces for the people who choose to stand out from out-of-ordinary. It is an ad hoc design specialised to enhance the beauty and brightness of each stone, it is an innovation of engineering the jewel work that's set to shape sophisticated creations. Those creations that bring life to rare, variety stones, diamonds, golds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and rubies, whose shape and colours are always full of surprises. It is jewellery made in heaven, it is ANTONINI'S top quality craftsmanship
ANTONINI trading unique diamonds and superb gemstones founded in Milan, Italy in 1919. The brand immediately becomes one of the 'must have' of the Italian sophisticated aristocracy. The jewels made exclusively in Milan, Italy to mirror city's design and fashion trend-setter and its jewellery-making tradition. The family business has been taken to the next level in 1989 when the third generation Sergio Antonini, who has graduated from the Polytechnic School of Design in Milan and then the Gemological Institute of America, NY. He has translated his view into the jwellery design and started of his high-end stylish jewellery designing by reinterpreting tradition with new design. In 1996 ANTONINI wins the “Diamond International Award”, the most famous award in the jewel-making industry.
Sergio Antonini still serves as the creative director of this extraordinaire brand by creating unique collections and he became world recognised for his astonishing work among A list celebrities. The stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry and Taylor Swift wear Antonini on the red carpet.
“I was trying to enhance the preciousness of the diamond setting while keeping it very light and geometric. It took some time to achieve before I was satisfied by the result, but it was worth it. “says Sergio Antonini, “I feel that clean, streamlined shapes are now coming back in fashion
The Extraordinaire collections are one of a kind, unique creation, numbered, certified and individually designed by Sergio Antonini to enrich and enchanting the beauty and uniqueness of carefully chosen treasurable stones.
My favourite Extraordinaire pieces were the Mosaic and Mirror, capsule collections. Especially, Mirror capsule which was inspired by the artist Anish Kapoor contemporary creation, who is also famous for creating concave or convex mirrors whose reflections attract and swallow the viewer. The Mirror collection is composed by stunning coctail rings, lobe earings as well as pendants with a soft interwoven chain.
"Mosaic" was designed with plain lines, saphires and diamonds are the champions. The Mosaic capsule jewels consisted of four stunning coctail rings and one pendant with a soft interwoven black chain, the convex top a pave of champaign diamonds brings out the natural saphires of various dimentions that float on the surface reflecting a thousand shades of colours. This collection has invoved in working with many precious stones, they are blue and light blue saphires and white matt gold, pink saphires. green and light blue saphires. Last but not least the "Mosaic Diamond" ring with a full pave made of 113 silver mist various sized dimond surrounding 20 larger rose cut bigger stones.
“For these two rings I worked with curved surfaces exquisitely set a with diamond pavè to enhance the beauty of the pastel sapphires. The result is impressive, the colors change with the different reflection of light. I played with different finishes, using black rhodium under the diamond pavè and using the gold in its natural warm color”, says Sergio Antonini about this collection.
Another astonishing and stylish Atoli collection is designed by Antonini, and this journey was travel to geographic shapes and experiements with the gold and diamonds with the introduction of a new element: jet, known also as gagate. The thought is given to working with the choice of using gold, in many shades and finishes and diamonds in various shades from white to black. The collection is made exclusively from polished yellow gold 18kt, white diamond and jet. Circular elements of various sizes, reminiscent of the typical shape of an atoll: define the outer edge encompasses a strech of crystal clear water. And, diamonds are hidden by guarded jewels. Jet is a black wood stone, that was historically used in Victorian England as an ornament stone or to optain jet black pearle. Polishing tunes with a darker glow.
Antonini logo imprinted on the inside and highly shined to make it more recognisable and precious.
Antonini jewellery collection remains versatile, trend-setter and fashion inspired peiece of accessory with a strong personality. The brand presence feels everywhere in the world. Antonini continues to wonder its clients everywhere and the botueques in USA, Canada, Italy and Japan and in many other parts of the world will share joy and happiness at the same time.