Alice Cicolini 14k & white lacquer enamel memphis dot baguette studs with emeralds
Alice Cicolini 14k yellow gold & white lacquer enamel Memphis dot baguette studs with emeralds. Each earring measures approximately 3/8″ x 1/4″.
By nature, enamel is a delicate material, and, as such, it should be treated with care
Alice Cicolini celebrates craftsmanship at every turn with her eponymous line, but it’s the artistry of enameling that truly shines through.
Marrying contemporary design with time-honored jewelry-making methods, Cicolini’s works are wax-carved in her London studio before being sent to India. Here, they come to life in the hands of Jaipuri meenakari, versed in traditional Persian enameling. Candy-colored emerald cabochons, hand-carved watermelon-colored tourmalines and ethereal lavender-hued moonstones also take centerstage in the designer’s sculptural pieces, sharing the spotlight with 22k gold and hand-carved ebony and maple.
As a former curator and commissioner for the British Council in India and the U.K., the Central Saint Martins-trained jeweler honed in on how national characteristics are represented through design. Cicolini’s works have shown at London’s V&A, the Zaha Hadid Gallery, Asia House and Bungalow 8 in India; she is also the author of “The New English Dandy,” an exploration of contemporary British dandyism.