Here I am back with you, my dear jewels friends! Today in my blog I’m gonna tell you about Maria Gaia Piccini, whom I can call a dear friend by now. She’s a creator of splendid minimalist jewels, full of meaning though.
Maria Gaia Piccini is a beautiful, effortlessly elegant woman, whose style is reflected in the geometric lines of her creations. Her talent in giving character and deep meaning to every single piece of jewellery she designs is what struck me first. Born in the art world, heir of one of the Florentine oldest jeweller families with several shops on the magical Ponte Vecchio, member of the fourth generation of experienced jewellery makers, Maria designs and produces her own line of jewellery.
Maria Gaia’s life, loved ones, travels, personal experiences and the prominent people she met all inspire her creations.
As a result, every piece of jewellery is conceived, designed and made to witness significant moments and to be the loyal companion of our life’s most important events … As Maria Gaia likes to say, each one of us is unique, and every second of our existence is unrepeatable, too precious to be forgotten.
The thing about Maria Gaia Piccini’s jewels is that they can be interchanged and combined in such a way that they can adapt to all needs … just like precious constructions that can be gradually assembled piece by piece until eventually a dreamlike piece of jewellery is made. On top of that, an earring can be transformed into a pendant and then into a bracelet, so that every single piece can be worn in different occasions.
Maria Gaia Piccini’s playful and precious geometries are “interchangeable”, as she is used to defining them, and never go unnoticed despite their apparent simplicity. They fit any style, adapt to any woman and can easily go along with any jewellery.
Geometric symbols are recurrent in Maria Gaia’s collections “Indossame” and “Liaison”. Key amongst them is the triangle, by which Maria Gaia feels attracted and represented, as if it could preserve the past, the present and the future to come in a symbolic embrace, a source of inspiration for many of her amazing creations.
When visiting Florence, I recommend going to see Maria Gaia Piccini’s collection on the Ponte Vecchio. Her jewellery can be bought on www.itstoscany.it, a platform selling made-in-Tuscany, that Maria Gaia proudly represents. As I wrote, Maria is a beautiful, stylish and successful woman, though she is as beautiful outside as inside; this is revealed not only by her artistic sensitivity, but also by her nobility of spirit, that does her credit. As a matter of fact, every purchase of her jewellery results in a donation to SOHO, a non-profit organization committed to building orphanages in the second and third world countries.
Thank you Maria Gaia!