Dolce & Gabbana's opulent jewellery from their Mosaic 2013 -2014 F/W collection
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana as you know absolutely love the island of Sicily and their collections always pay tribute to the fascinating Italian island and they are influenced by the Baroque style.
This year's 2013-2014 Fall and Winter collection is inspired the stunning mosaics created by Byzantium and Venetian artists found in the Cathedral of Monreale that was built in 1174.
Famous for their clothes, bags and shoes, Dolce and Gabbana also create jewellery, and the 2013-2014 collection is also a homage to the very religious elements of the Baroque style.
The jewellery seen during the F/W fashion show is inspired by a variety of styles of jewelled crosses, black jade rosaries, and ceramic icons of the Madonna on charms, small medallions decorated with minuscule religious designs, and an abundance of precious stones and pearls inlaid on queen and princesses crowns and tiaras.
The crucifixes and crosses were used to make huge and important earrings and necklaces, in yellow gold which were painstakingly created by skilled artisans by hand, a breed of highly specialized craftsmen that is unfortunately slowly dying out.
Compared to the very opulent and rather excessive jewellery worn by the models at the fashion show, nothing from the show has actually made its way into Dolce & Gabbana’s website to be sold along with the previous jewellery collections
For the moment , what is new for this upcoming season is just two very similar style clipped earrings dubbed ‘Ceremonia’ - ceremony in Italian - that are in white velvet with macramé lace, hand-painted metal flowers, faux pearls and medallions, and a necklace in the same version, that would be an interesting to wear on a wedding day.
Despite the fact that the Ceremonia collection is only gold plated, D&G’s prices are pretty steep.
The earrings alone cost more than one thousand dollars and the necklace goes for almost fifteen hundred dollars.