The stuff of dreams...
Spectacular gold bracelet by SANTAGOSTINO with rich gemstone setting
Autumn 1989: Flashlight storm! Photographers everywhere. Cheers fill the air. The Venice Film Festival. Stars and starlets show their best side on the red carpet and applause erupts to the great crescendo of the evening. Glitz and glamour are in the air, journalists stretch their microphones, pencils rush to paper and note down the most important details. The stuff that dreams are made of. The great film diva has stepped out of her limousine, she is the undisputed star of the evening. A hint of nothingness covers her body. So she waves to the crowd and tosses her hair into the nape of her neck. A bracelet sparkles on her wrist, reflecting the light of the spotlights in a thousand ways.... The present bracelet, which we acquired in Monte Carlo, could have been the protagonist of this scene. It comes from one of the most prestigious manufactories in recent jewellery history. Since its foundation in 1969, the company "Santagostino fine art jewellery" in Valenza in northern Italy has made a name for itself with truly spectacular jewellery designs and has developed a style that has a recognisability that can be read like the signature of great artists. In our bracelet, fairytale dream worlds seem to have become reality. The wide bracelet is made of solid gold and is entirely set with countless coloured and sparkling precious stones. Among these precious stones in the colors of the rainbow we see fabulous enameled animals, ladybugs, birds in their nests, little hedgehogs, rabbits and even bright red strawberries that inspire the imagination. Memories of freshly cut grass come to mind, of raspberry candies from a big jar, of carefree and carefree days. And that is exactly what is immediately inspiring about this piece of jewellery. It awakens feelings and memories. And it does so in a way that takes our breath away. What looks at first like a funny costume jewellery turns out to be a real jewel, because the band is completely handmade, the gemstones used are real gemstones and pure gold is hidden under the brightly coloured enamel. Each piece of Santagostino jewelry is unique and actually much more than a piece of jewelry. They are jewel-like emotions of a class all their own and almost too good to be true. A jewel concept inspired by enchanted fairy tale worlds and happy childhoods. A real alternative to the all-time classic jewels made of diamonds!
The company Santagostino was founded in 1969 by Leonardo and Angela Corti. Both were driven by their passion for design and the creation of their very own style. The idiosyncratic creations, which gain their charm from the interplay of surreal beauty and old craftsmanship, regularly receive the highest appreciation. The newspaper Corriere della Sera once defined them as works of art. They are indeed wearable works of art, made for self-confident wearers who want to stand out from the crowd. Santagostino's unique pieces immediately became collector's items, around which a veritable cult is driven. They are even said to be addictive, because it is hard to get enough of the abundance of shapes, colours and ideas that make up these jewels. A highly professional finish and a recognizable style that is a mix of a certain opulence, elegance and creative genius make the jewels incomparable creations. Precious and semi-precious stones set the tone, often in rare variations, always natural and of exceptional quality, cut with taste and crafted by the best goldsmiths and gem setters. A single piece of jewellery can accommodate up to 20 different gemstones. Santagostino has been awarded several prizes by the most prestigious associations and is one of the biggest names in the jewellery sector.
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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.
If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.