The third-gen­er­a­tion Dami­ani opens up on his role as vice pres­i­dent and art di­rec­tor, and the brand’s Ital­ian artistry. By Amy Yas­mine.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Jewels -

What is the great­est les­son you’ve learned from your fam­ily’s 92-year-old legacy? Dami­ani en­cap­su­lates all the pas­sion that my fam­ily has al­ways had for the art of jew­ellery. They stand out due to their ex­cel­lence based on qual­ity, ex­pe­ri­ence, and the value of the “Made in Italy” man­u­fac­tur­ing. These are the val­ues my brother and I in­her­ited.

What is it about the her­itage of Ital­ian jew­ellery that sets its style apart from the rest?

Valenza, a dis­trict in north­ern Italy where high jew­ellery was made since 1700, is still the only place where the top brands pro­duce their jew­ellery. Each jewel comes to life through com­mend­able crafts­man­ship and the end­less pas­sion of mas­ter gold­smiths, en­clos­ing within all the artis­tic val­ues of the best Ital­ian jew­ellery tra­di­tion.

What makes Dami­ani jew­ellery last through the ages?

We main­tain our spirit as in­no­va­tors with de­sign that is al­ways metic­u­lous and deeply rooted in tra­di­tion, with very high qual­ity of gems and man­u­fac­tur­ing pre­ci­sion.

Where do you usu­ally find in­spi­ra­tion?

Each time I start work on a new jewel, I think about the per­son who will wear it. I try to imag­ine their habits, their de­sires, the items they sur­round them­selves with, and love. Sit­u­a­tions, mo­ments, at­mos­pheres—these are like snap­shots of life. My ideas take shape from these in­tu­itions.

Apart from di­a­monds, what other gems make Dami­ani jew­ellery truly sparkle?

Be­fore set­ting, each pre­cious gem is care­fully an­a­lysed and se­lected. We favour beau­ti­ful jew­els like sap­phires, ru­bies, emer­alds, aqua­ma­rine, onyx, amethyst, and quartz.

Tell us about the beau­ti­ful col­lab­o­ra­tion with ac­tress Ni­co­letta Ro­manoff for the Ro­manov col­lec­tion.

Dami­ani and Ni­co­letta Ro­manoff are the stars of an un­usual jour­ney through time. The jour­ney be­gins from the finest Ital­ian gold­smith tra­di­tion to ar­rive in Rus­sia, and then fi­nally mak­ing its way to to Italy through the co­op­er­a­tion with a de­scen­dant of the Rus­sian dy­nasty. Dami­ani, 3.43, Level 3, Pav­il­ion KL. Tel: 03-2141 3110

Gior­gio Dami­ani brings mod­ern flair to the Ital­ian jew­ellery house Neck­lace, Dami­ani El­e­gant bows and in­tri­cate de­tail­ing make this neck­lace from the Fiocco divi­son of the Ro­manov col­lec­tion a state­ment piece

Brooch, Dami­ani Ear­rings, Dami­ani

Ear­rings, Dami­ani

The Mas­ter­piece Sveva Tiara pays homage to Ni­co­letta Ro­manoff’s grand­mother, Count­ess Sveva della Gher­ardesca

Ring, Dami­ani

Ring, Dami­ani

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