Flora and Fauna Onyx Stone NecklaceDesigner: Macallè
This stunning piece is absolutely one of a kind. This necklace feels mysterious and intriguing because it mixes the sweetness of a flower with venomous serpents. I love the dichotomy and the powerful feel of the design. The onyx stone element and pearl accent only enhance the unique visual experience of this piece of wearable art
- 17" Round with 2.5" W center element
- Gold plated brass, Onyx, Pearl - Latch closure (in the shape of a snake)
- Hand Made in Montespertoli, Italy (near Florence)
This extraordinary piece was created by Italian jewelry, Dario Macallè, and his son, Matteo. The Macallè family has had many years experience with metal fusion and wax casting. The family tradition was started way back in the 1950’s by Matteo’s grandfather. Their artisan laboratory specializes in the production of all kinds of brass and silver dress jewelry and accessories. The passing of the years has not diminished the passion with which the Macallè family works. Each piece they create is an original, and no two pieces of jewelry are alike.
*The additional photos are of 1) the medieval cobblestone streets of San Gimignano, where I found this beautiful jewel and met its designer and his lovely wife, Dario and Laura Macallè , 2) Dario and me in their cute (and cold!) shop in San Gimignano, 3) Dario's hands making his stunning, extraordinary creations and 4) the dreamy Tuscan countryside...which is even so in January when this picture was taken!