The Best of the Best 2003: Jewelry - Orlando Orlandini

  • Jill Newman

“I wouldn’t reveal my techniques, even if I were tortured,” says Italian jewelry designer Orlando Orlandini, while his face beams with a characteristically warm and embracing smile. He is only half joking. Indeed, Orlandini closely guards the secrets behind his artistry, which transforms gold into unique, grace-ful jewelry that resembles flowing golden fabric.

Unlike most designers, Orlandini never uses a pen to design his creations. Each new metal technique is the result of two years of development and experimentation using his hands to chisel, sculpt, and forge the metal to create his golden vision. Among his new collections is Arianna, which features voluminous designs made of thin golden thread that appears almost like spun sugar.

Orlando Orlandini, 800.443.1479

Read Next Article >>
Photo by www.assouline.com
The pendant brooch is an extravagant piece, featuring a 10.03-carat Golconda diamond, recalling the...
The holidays are a time to shine—and nothing helps the ones you love do that like a few diamonds (...
Christopher Designs impeccably blends old-world luxury and style with modern technology. This is...
The new pins add a dash of personality to men’s attire…
The jewelry house’s first-ever ceramic rings draw inspiration from its Enchanted Lotus Collection…
Photo by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
Greener Glory In just six years, the mining company Gemfields has become one of the world’s major...
Photo by Richard Goodbody, Inc.
A collection of historic ring designs dating back to the first century will be on display in New...
An exclusive collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for Robb Report readers.
Photo by Ilan Rubin
In the 1960s and early 1970s, when most society women wore understated jewelry—demure pearls and...
The New York jewelry artist fashions modern designs from antique fabrics dipped in metal…