Unveiling "The Gods"
My latest collaboration with incredible art conservator Carolyn Riccardelli led us to the times of ancient Egypt. Carolyn and I met while working on the exhibition "Gifts of the Nile" Ancient Egyptian Faience in 1998. Thus began our Faience research under the conservator Mimi Leveque who is known as the Mummy Dr.
Carolyn continued to work in the field of conservation and I slowly made my way to making jewelry full time but our love for faience continued through all these years. The Gods collection is a homage to the Egyptian mythology, history and artistry along with a long jewelry history as seen below in this 1926 Cartier scarab belt buckle.
These one of a kind pieces honor the goddess Isis worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. The Scarab necklace is a symbol of the heavenly cycle and of the idea of rebirth or regeneration.
Carolyn and I continue the research and are excited to unveil these one of a kind jewelry pieces NOW in the collection ~ The Gods. Carolyn continues her amazing work at the MET as seen by her research project spotted on the front page of The New York Times.
VIDEO After the Fall: The Conservation of Lombardo's ADAM
We have watched Carolyn working on this project for many years and this time lapse tickles us pink to see 12 years in 3 min.
A very big congratulations to our dear friend for her amazing work on Adam!