2023 High Jewellery Collection Pays Homage to Milan
By PRIYANKA ELHENCE
5 JANUARY 2024
In the Ode to Milan collection of high jewellery, Pomellato creative director Vincenzo Castaldo celebrates his 20th anniversary at the brand with a fond look at the city’s architectural icons.
Petrol-green indicolites that echo elegant, velvety elegant interiors; smokey moonstones that reflect Milanese grey; green tsavorites and coloured sapphires to evoke the secret lush gardens in the city’s high-rise balconies. These are just a few of the striking details from Ode to Milan, the 2023 high jewellery collection from Pomellato that pays homage to the treasures of the world’s design capital.
The collection, made up of 33 designs, also marks creative director Vincenzo Castaldo’s 20th anniversary at the jewellery brand. “I wanted to honour both Pomellato and the city that it is inextricably connected to,” said Castaldo of the occasion.
Castaldo presented the collection in four chapters, each reflecting a different facet of Lombardy’s enigmatic state capital. The designs draw from Italian architecture, from urban skyscrapers and secret gardens to mediaeval and classical buildings like the La Scala theatre and the Duomo cathedral.
Vertical Landscapes, the first chapter, honours the beauty of Milan’s modern skyscrapers and the colourful facades of mid-century architect Gió Ponti’s famous buildings. The asymmetrical Skyline necklace, for instance, celebrates high-rise architecture with over 128 cushion-cut spinels and diamonds set in rose gold. The luminous bezel-set spinels run the gamut of colours from classic red to lesser-known hues like dusky pink, light mauve, sky blue and smoky grey. Its handcrafted linear structure brings a stream of colour that evoke the reflection of sunsets reflected off a skyscraper. It’s matched with a pair of earrings, set with six spinels on each side, that gently fade from glowing red to light purple.