The Italian goldsmith and jewellery designer Barbara Bertagnolli draws inspiration for her one-off pieces from the colours, unusual cuts and shapes of the gemstones she selects.

Working directly without drawings from her London studio, she has her own distinctive technique combining silver and applied 24 carat gold with influences including modernist abstract forms, Art Deco, Medieval antiquities and the Vienna Secession.

Watch the short video below for a visual description.

Strong, graphic and looking utterly contemporary because of its simple strength, but ancient too, for precisely the same reason.

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