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Gianni Piga

  • The graceful shape of the starfish pendant features a gold hand-crafted filigree pendant. This jewel of elegant and refined taste, is part of the collection inspired by the marine world. It is available as a ring, a pendant, a brooch or tie-off for necklaces, made of gold, burnished or whitened s

  • The sea turtle is depicted with sensitive descriptive synthesis and technical virtuosity in the two pendants of original and distinctive aesthetic value.

  • The figure of the whale is reproduced with fine descriptive synthesis in this elegant pendant in gold, burnished silver, sapphires and brilliants, realised with sophisticated and experimental filigree goldsmith technique that reinterprets the local goldsmith tradition in new forms.

  • The charming shape of the seahorse pendant features a gold filigree pendant crafted entirely by hand. This jewel of an elegant and refined taste is part of the collection inspired by the marine world, that includes rings, pendants, brooches and tie-offs for necklaces, made of gold, silver, burnis

  • The stylized octopus is the core element of this collection made of gold and silver filigree hand-crafted pieces of jewellery. The jewels are part of the collection inspired by the marine world and include as rings, pendants and tie-offs for necklaces. Made of gold, silver, burnished or whitened

The artisan

Giovanni Piga graduated at the Istituto d’Arte di Alghero. After gaining experience in the traditional goldsmith's techniques learnt in Valenza, in 1991 he started a small business in the city centre of Alghero, where he focuses on jewels of contemprary taste. His technical and aesthetic research focused on the reinterpretation of traditional goldsmith's techniques. He focused on filigree making, gaining experience at reknown Bosa filigree maker Giuseppe Bentivoglio's workshop. The result of this engagement was a sophisticated and original collection of artefacts, emphasizing the refinement of filigree, with playful and original design objects.

The collection

A personal perspective on the marine world characterizes this gold and silver filigree jewel collection. Imaginary jellyfish and sea stars, sinuous octopusses, surprising sea horses and urchins turn into precious jewels, thus becoming pendants, rings, bracelets and much more, with a sophisticated and modern taste, pulling together traditional knowledge and contemporary evocative intuitions.

The technique

All pieces are hand-made following ancient goldsmith's techniques and traditional filigree making. The mountings of coral, precious and semi-precious stones are performed with skillful mastery, turning each jewel into a unique and original piece of art.

More details on the Mediterranean Crafts Archive

Where to find them

Indirizzo:
Laboratorio Orafo di Gianni Piga Via Carlo Alberto, 55 07041 Alghero (SS)

E-mail: info@giannipiga.it

Telefono: +39 079 980859; 320 7227219

Sito web: www.giannipiga.it