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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

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