Nardi, Nardi, Nardi

Moretto albero della vitaWhats a Nardi you ask? Well Nardi is actually a very famous italian jewelry brand named after a jeweler by the name of Giulio Nardi. This jeweler became famous  in the 1930’s, and was primarily know for his brooches  amongst other things.  His artistic genius and a love of creating exotic pieces led Nardi to reinterpret one of the best loved and most famous Venetian icons: the Moretto (Black Moor), as an onyx figure with a gem encrusted turban. This iconic piece made the Nardi brand world famous, its unique blend of varying colored stones coupled with the onyx made this brands image like no other.

Almost all the jewelry made by Nardi is in one way or another rooted back into the roots of Venice and the Moretto its most famous for is no exception. At the peak of this brands time, Venitian high society loved and adored the brand so much that it gained international recognition drawing the attention of celebrities from around the world and was worn by the likes of Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Rubinstein, Princess Paola of Liège.

I personally love brands such as Nardi, its uniqueness and craftsmanship is what has been integral in keeping jewelry in its pure art form. Its not often that we see expressive pieces of jewelry such as the these and when we do, its worth spending the time or money in its appreciation.

18 kt. gold and silver "Moretto" brooch set with chrysoberyls and fancy colored diamonds

18 kt. gold and silver “Moretto” brooch set with chrysoberyls and fancy colored diamonds

18 kt. gold "Tango" earrings set with onyx, coral and diamonds

18 kt. gold “Tango” earrings set with onyx, coral and diamonds

18 kt. gold "Manina" brooch set with sapphires

18 kt. gold “Manina” brooch set with sapphires

All the pieces and more can be viewed on their site by simply clicking here.

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