Nicoletta Romanov’s name calls to mind a gilded Tsarist age of decadence, splendidly captured by Damiani in two new collections. Both draw on the treasures and fascinations of the Russian imperial family. Fiocco centres around a bow motif, rendered in gold and paved with varying degrees of diamonds. The original jewelled bows worn in 17th century Russian imperial courts were so admired and popular they spawned iterations around Europe. The second collection, Fiori d’arancio (Italian for “orange flowers”), focuses on meeting Italian and Russian traditions. Of note is the stunningly realised tiara Sveva, which features a delicate floral pattern of white gold buds and pavé flowers, and stars pale pink gold, 4,500 diamonds, 83 Japanese pearls and a production time of six months.