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Monday, 6 December 2010


Delfina Jewelry Veteran Bernard Delettrez Goes Solo

"The dark romance of crosses, skulls and keys—this is my passion,” gushes Bernard Delettrez of his new solo jewelry collection. And in the Delfina Jewelry vet’s capable hands, this is no grungy goth-tinged trifecta. Hand-cast in Rome in solid gold and red and yellow bronzes, studded with diamonds, sapphires and rubies in a rainbow of colors, Delettrez’s collection is more like rock star style with a couture pedigree.

Preferring to keep the quality high by keeping quantities limited, the rate of growth was one point of contention with daughter Delfina, with whom he created the acclaimed namesake jewelry collection. “We’re two different people,” said Delettrez at the Public Image showroom in Paris, where he unveiled his first solo collection since leaving Delfina. “Now, she goes her own way, which is wonderful. Silvia [Fendi, Delfina’s mother] obliged me to go in a direction I didn’t want to go in, and so I started my own label.”

Delettrez’s ornate skulls are hand carved from pink coral and topped with intricate bejeweled crowns, joker’s caps and turbans, while detailed anatomical skeleton hands wrap their bony fingers around gem orbs, making for mega meta rings. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and encrusted with exquisite stones, both precious and semi-precious ... "

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