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Gianni Piga

  • 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 shape of the sunflower, a symbol of liveliness and brightness, is elegantly reinterpreted in this precious gold pendant made in filigree with remarkable craftsmanship and perfection.

  • The original and sophisticated gold filigree pendant, is finely hand-crafted and depicts the stylized form of a jellyfish. It is characterized by the irregular surface of the pearl at the heart of the jewel, emphasizing the extraordinary beauty. Available in different models, it is part of the co

  • This prized pendant in silver, gold and coral is entirely realised in thin filigree thread with experimental technique that reinterprets the local goldsmith tradition, particularly inspired by the buttons of the traditional costume for women in the decorative composition and in the central bezel.

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