Allegoria, Gucci’s latest high jewellery collection, inspired by the four seasons, has been unveiled in Florence. The naturally changing colours of the four seasons indeed form the key inspiration of the Gucci jewellery collection.
This is the brand’s fourth high jewellery collection and Gucci has celebrated it by unveiling it at Palazzo Settimanni, the brand’s historical archive in Florence.
“This is where our story began when Guccio Gucci started making artisanal hand-crafted leather goods in 1921. This refined approach to creativity resonates with the art of high jewellery making, and presenting in Florence is a tribute to the rich history and birthplace of the house,” explained Gucci president and chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri about choosing the location.
Since the debut of the high jewellery category in 2019, Gucci has “leveraged the essence of the brand to create distinctive collections crafted by our skilled artisans” and “built relationships based on trust with our clients,” Bizzarri observed, To further develop the category, “it starts with creativity. This is ultimately what clients are looking for, along with the utmost quality in craft, exceptional stones and desirability,” continued Bizzarri.
Bizzarri added “It is not about where they are based, it is more about how we are able to emotionally connect with them, whoever they are, wherever they come from. Our approach transcends borders as we aim to establish one-on-one relationships with each individual client offering them unique and personalised experiences.”
The Allegoria collection opens a new cycle, after the first three collections under the “Hortus deliciarum,” or “Garden of Delights,”. This was conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, who exited the brand in November.
Gucci jewellery celebrates the ever-changing beauty of nature and its seasonal facets with Allegoria. Exclusive designs enhance precious gemstones in bold and lush colours, evoking emotions and the joy of living.
The light-hearted spirit of spring is telegraphed by the blooming pattern of Gucci’s signature Flora motif. A stunning cushion-cut 226-carat green tourmaline rests in carefully crafted openwork metal, punctuated by star motifs and diamond baguettes. And then, multicoloured tourmalines and diamonds stand on the necklace’s chain. A necklace with a 161-carat cushion-cut pink tourmaline is encircled by multiple levels of diamonds and coloured enamel. They are all set on a chain sparkling with 72 88-carat tourmalines.
The summer is a burst of saturated colours and gemstones such as emeralds, spinels, and Paraiba tourmalines. Sophisticated fine skills, and daring cuts, such as the fan cut, point to Gucci’s craftsmanship.
Autumn is characterised by warm and tranquil tones, featuring yellow sapphires, pink tourmalines, and mandarin garnets. A 78-carat yellow sapphire necklace is surrounded by an array of tourmalines and diamonds, while a vintage-style yellow gold bracelet is set with five mandarin garnets cut into three different shapes. Winter concludes the cycle with enamel jewellery, diamonds, and an iridescent opal.
Gucci jewellery, Allegoria also incorporates antique European-cut stones, adding a vintage touch to the collection. The jewellery showcases eclectic cuts such as the fan, briolette, paisley, and kite, with the addition of baguette-cut diamonds. The collection includes earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that present precious gemstones in unique and captivating ways.