Giorgio Facchini, 1980 Memphis Long Earrings In 18Kt Yellow Gold With Gemstones
An important earrings designed by Giorgio Facchini (Fano, Pesaro 1947-).
Rare sculptural pieces from the Memphis period, created in the 1980's by the Italian master jeweler, artist and sculptor, Giorgio Facchini. These convertible long earrings, are made as an unique edition of one (1/1 ), with a modernist look. They was carefully crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats and suited with omega backs for fastening clips. The posts option for pierced ears can be easily added.
These gorgeous pieces were conceived as a convertible day and night pair, the baluster totem shaped drop elements are detachable.
Embellished, with carvings of natural gemstones, such; black jade, blue lapis lazuli and translucent white Agathe.
They have a combined weight of 55.4 grams, just the upper part pieces have 16.9 grams. The total drop measures is 108 mm (4.25 inches) and 17 mm (0.67 Inch) at the widest part.
Engraved, with the signature, "G. Facchini" and stamped with the Italian assay control hallmarks from the city of Pesaro, "G. Facchini .750 *28PS".
Giorgio Facchini, born in Fano, Pesaro, Italy in 1947. His art education was in Fano and Venice, where he specialized in the creation of sculpted conceptual jewelry. His works have been in exhibitions in numerous museums and art galleries in Italy, France, Germany and the United States. He have won many international awards and currently is working between the cities of Marche and Umbria.
Memphis style was emerged in 1981, when the Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass founded a group of artists and designers called Memphis. Bob Dylan’s song 'Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again' was playing on repeat during the group’s first meeting, which led to the group being named 'Memphis'. After the inaugural meeting, the group decided that they would meet again in February 1981. The members brought over 100 drawings with them, picturing a variety of bold, colorful designs with multiple stylistic influences. The Memphis Group went on to create furniture, fabrics, patterns, ceramics and other products in a distinctly Postmodern style that blended stylistic traits of 1950s kitsch, Art Deco, and Pop Art. If you love unashamedly brash and bold colors and patterns, you’ll be very happy to hear that the Memphis Style, the design style pioneered by the 1980s Memphis Group, is very much back in vogue.
Note, The jewelry pieces of Giorgio Facchini are highly collectible, made as unique editions and always one-of-a-kind.
INVENTORY REF: E0000ANRR/1.331